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Edwin A. Abbott
Edwin A. Abbott
Edwin A. Abbott was an English schoolmaster and theologian and best known for his mathematical satire Flatland (1884).
John Adams
John Adams
John Adams was an American politician and political philosopher and the second President of the United States (1797 - 1801), after being the first…
Aesop
Aesop
Aesop (also spelled Æsop) is the name by which many famous fables are known. The works date from the mid-6th century BCE in Greece,…
Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist. She is best known for the novel Little Women, published in 1868. This novel is loosely based…
Captain Quincy Allen
Captain Quincy Allen
Captain Quincy Allen is a pseudonym listed as the author of the Outdoor Chums series, including The Outdoor Chums on the Gulf, The Outdoor…
Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen was born in Odense, Denmark, in 1805. He became famous for his fairy tales, although he also published poems and novels,…
Robert Gordon Anderson
Robert Gordon Anderson
Robert Gordon Anderson is best known for his Marmaduke adventures including Seven O’Clock Stories and Half-Past Seven Stories.
Sherwood Anderson
Sherwood Anderson
Sherwood Anderson was an American novelist and short story writer. His most enduring work is the short story sequence Winesburg, Ohio.
Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony
Susan Brownell Anthony was a prominent American civil rights leader who played a pivotal role in the 19th century women's rights movement to secure…
Aristotle
Aristotle
Aristotle was one of the most influential Greek philosophers of the ancient world, and his work along with that of Socrates and Plato forms…
Peter Christen Asbjørnsen
Peter Christen Asbjørnsen
Peter Christen Asbjørnsen was a Norwegian writer and scientist. He and Jørgen Engebretsen Moe (1813-1882) were collectors of Norwegian folklore, working so closely together…
Asheville Postcard Company
Asheville Postcard Company
The Asheville Postcard Company published scenic postcards of Florida in the early 20th century, some of which included poetry.
Emily Paret Atwater
Emily Paret Atwater
Emily Paret Atwater published several children’s novels including How Sammy Went to Coral-Land, Tommy’s Adventures, Trixsey’s Travels, and In Ocean Land.
Jane Austen
Jane Austen
Jane Austen was born in 1775 at the rectory in Steventon, Hampshire, England. She never married and remained at Steventon for the majority of…
Mary Hunter Austin
Mary Hunter Austin
Mary Hunter Austin was an American writer of fiction and non-fiction. A 1950 edition of her work The Land of Little Rain and a…
Ellen C. Babbitt
Ellen C. Babbitt
Ellen C. Babbitt published Jataka Tales in 1912 and More Jataka Tales in 1922. Babbitt used the translations created by Professor E. B. Cowell, professor…
Arthur Scott Bailey
Arthur Scott Bailey
Arthur Scott Bailey was the author of more than forty children’s books and the syndicated comic strip "Animal Whys." He was known for setting…
James Baldwin
James Baldwin
James Baldwin was born in Indiana and made a career as an educator and administrator there starting at the age of 24. After a…
W.W. Rouse Ball
W.W. Rouse Ball
Walter William Rouse Ball was a British mathematician, lawyer, and professor.
Honoré de Balzac
Honoré de Balzac
Honoré de Balzac was a French novelist and playwright and is considered to be one of the originators of literary realism. His most ambitious…
M.L. Barber
M.L. Barber
M.L. Barber wrote descriptions of Florida for tourists from other states.
Rachel M. Barker
Rachel M. Barker
Rachel M. Barker wrote informational public documents for the United States Geological Survey.
Richard Barnum
Richard Barnum
Richard Barnum is a pseudonym listed as the author of the Kneetime Animal Stories series, including T mischievous adventures of Squinty, the Comical Pig;…
J.M. Barrie
J.M. Barrie
Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of the literary character Peter…
L. Frank Baum
L. Frank Baum
Lyman Frank Baum was an American author, actor, and independent filmmaker best known as the creator, along with illustrator W. W. Denslow, of one…
Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
Gustavo Adolfo Domínguez Bastida, better known as Bécquer, was a Spanish writer of poetry and short stories. He is now considered one of the…
George Berkeley
George Berkeley
George Berkeley was an Irish philosopher known for the philosophical theory "subjective idealism," stated by Berkeley as "Esse est percipi" (“To be is to…
William Blake
William Blake
William Blake was an English mystic, poet, painter, and printmaker. He was mostly unknown during his lifetime, but his work is now considered seminal…
Mary Everest Boole
Mary Everest Boole
Mary Everest Boole was an English mathematician and progressive educator. She worked as a librarian at Queen's College and authored The Preparation of the…
Charlotte Brontë
Charlotte Brontë
Charlotte Brontë was an English novelist and the eldest of the three Brontë sisters whose novels have become classics of English literature: Charlotte's Jane…
Emily Brontë
Emily Brontë
Emily Brontë was an English novelist and poet, the middle Brontë sister of the trio whose novels are classics of English literature: Emily's Wuthering…
Anne Brontë
Anne Brontë
Anne Brontë was an English novelist and the youngest of the three Brontë sisters whose novels have become classics of English literature: Anne's Agnes…
John Brown
John Brown
John Brown was a Scottish physician and essayist. He is best known for the essay collections Horae Subsecivae (“Leisure Hours”) (1858, 1861), John Leech…
William Wells Brown
William Wells Brown
William Wells Brown was a prominent abolitionist lecturer, novelist, playwright, and historian. Born into slavery in the Southern United States, Brown escaped to the…
William Jennings Bryan
William Jennings Bryan
William Jennings Bryan was an American politician, orator and lawyer. He was a three-time Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States. One…
Sara Cone Bryant
Sara Cone Bryant
Sara Cone Bryant was the author of various children's book in the early 20th century, including How to Tell Stories To Children, Stories To…
Thornton W. Burgess
Thornton W. Burgess
Thornton Waldo Burgess was born in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He was a conservationist and wrote many children’s stories featuring the wildlife, with characters such…
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Frances Hodgson Burnett, (November 24, 1849 - October 29, 1924) was an English-American playwright and author. She is best known for her children’s stories,…
Ellis Parker Butler
Ellis Parker Butler
Ellis Parker Butler was an American author born in Muscatine, Iowa. He was the author of more than 30 books and more than 2,000…
Lord George Gordon Byron
Lord George Gordon Byron
Lord George Gordon Byron was a British Romantic poet known as much for his wild ways as for his poetry. He enjoyed living extravagantly,…
Will Carleton
Will Carleton
American poet Will Carleton was born in Michigan in 1845. From the late 1800s until his death, he was a nationally-known poet, publishing work…
Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll
The Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by the pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican clergyman, and photographer. His…
Francis James Child
Francis James Child
Francis James Child was an American scholar and educationist, and collector of what came to be known as the Child Ballads.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, Romantic, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was one of the founders of…
Wilkie Collins
Wilkie Collins
William Wilkie Collins was an English novelist, playwright, and writer of short stories. He was hugely popular in his time, and wrote 27 novels,…
Levi Leonard Conant, Ph. D.
Levi Leonard Conant, Ph. D.
Levi Leonard Conant, Ph. D., was an American mathematician specializing in trigonometry.
Joseph Conrad
Joseph Conrad
Joseph Conrad was an English novelist who was born in the Russian Empire in what is today Poland. He spent most of his adult…
James Fenimore Cooper
James Fenimore Cooper
James Fenimore Cooper was an American author best known for his adventure stories. His most popular work is The Last of the Mohicans. Cooper…
Maria Dinah Mulock Craik
Maria Dinah Mulock Craik
Maria Dinah Mulock Craik, also known as Miss Mulock, was an English novelist and poet. She is best known for her novel John Halifax,…
Stephen Crane
Stephen Crane
Stephen Crane was an American journalist, novelist, and poet credited with the introduction of realism into American literature. His first novel, Maggie, A Girl…
Comtesse d'Aulnoy
Comtesse d'Aulnoy
The Comtesse d'Aulnoy was born in Barneville, France in 1666. She married a Parisian thirty years her senior, Fran-ois de la Motte, the Baron…
Clarence Darrow
Clarence Darrow
Clarence Seward Darrow was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union, best known for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold…
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English novelist of the Victorian era. During his lifetime Dickens was very popular, his works serialized in weekly…
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson was a prolific American poet, although fewer than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems were published during her lifetime.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Fyodor Dostoyevsky was a Russian writer and essayist, known for his novels Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov.
Stephen Douglas
Stephen Douglas
Stephen Arnold Douglas  was an American politician from the western state of Illinois, and was the Northern Democratic Party nominee for President in 1860.…
Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass  was an American abolitionist, editor, orator, author, statesman and reformer. Called "The Sage of Anacostia" and "The Lion of Anacostia", Douglass is…
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a Scottish author who found fame writing about the detective Sherlock Holmes. Doyle was a prolific writer who also…
W. E. B. Du Bois
W. E. B. Du Bois
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963) was was an African American author that pushed for civil rights and…
Alexandre Dumas, pére
Alexandre Dumas, pére
Alexandre Dumas, pére (French for “father”, akin to Senior in English), born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (July 24, 1802 - December 5, 1870)…
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Paul Laurence Dunbar was a seminal American poet of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Dunbar gained national recognition for his 1896 book…
Maria Edgeworth
Maria Edgeworth
Maria Edgeworth was an English writer who, thanks to a family estate in Ireland, became intimately concerned with the country and its people. Her…
George Eliot
George Eliot
Mary Anne Evans, better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist. She was one of the leading writers of the…
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American author, poet, philosopher, and orator. Known for his non-fiction essays and crowd-drawing speeches, his work greatly influenced his…
FCIT
FCIT
FCIT has compiled several collections of short stories, traditional tales, and poetry for the Lit2Go library. Established in 1982, the Florida Center for Instructional…
Ellen Robena Field
Ellen Robena Field
Ellen Robena Field is best know for her Buttercup Gold stories, which brought her critical acclaim in the late 19th century.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an Irish American Jazz Age novelist and short story writer. He is regarded as one of the greatest American…
Henry O. Flipper
Henry O. Flipper
Henry Ossian Flipper was an American soldier and the first black American cadet to graduate from the United States Military Academy (West Point).
Timothy Thomas Fortune
Timothy Thomas Fortune
Timothy Thomas Fortune was an orator, civil rights leader, journalist, writer, editor and publisher. Fortune started his education at Marianna's first school for African…
Frances Margaret Fox
Frances Margaret Fox
Frances Margaret Fox is best known for her "Little Bear" stories for children. She wrote fifty-one books and many magazine articles over the course…
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author and printer, satirist, political…
Robert Frost
Robert Frost
Robert Lee Frost was a popular American poet. He received four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry.
Nikolaus von Fuss
Nikolaus von Fuss
Nikolaus von Fuss, secretary of the Imperial Academy of St. Petersburg, wrote the eulogy of famed mathemetician Leonhard Euler. Fuss was also Euler's son-in-law.
Howard R. Garis
Howard R. Garis
Howard Roger Garis was an American author most famous under his own name for the children’s book series Uncle Wiggily. Garis was a very…
William Lloyd Garrison
William Lloyd Garrison
William Lloyd Garrison was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts and was a prominent American abolitionist, journalist, and social reformer. He is best known as the…
Archibald Geikie
Archibald Geikie
Archibald Geikie was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on the 28th December 1835. He was a reknowned geologist of the Victorian era and served as President…
John Clayton Gifford
John Clayton Gifford
An expert on tropical woods, John Clayton Gifford was a Professor of Tropical Forestry at the University of Miami. He had previously served as Assistant…
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a prominent American short story and non-fiction writer, novelist, commercial artist, lecturer and social reformer. She is mainly known today…
F.H. Glover
F.H. Glover
F.H. Glover contributed to a work entitled "The Greatest Men in Florida".
Wilbur F. Gordy
Wilbur F. Gordy
Wilbur F. Gordy of Hartford, Connecticut wrote several books on American history including Stories of Early American History, Stories of Later American History, American…
Kenneth Grahame
Kenneth Grahame
Kenneth Grahame was a Scottish writer. He began his career writing short stories for London periodicals and published three collections of short stories. Grahame…
Grimm Brothers
Grimm Brothers
Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm and Wilhelm Karl Grimm were born in 1785 and 1786, respectively, near Frankfurt. They were known for their collections of…
George Bird Grinnell
George Bird Grinnell
George Bird Grinnell was an American anthropologist, ornithologist, publisher, naturalist, and conservationist. He had a great interest in Native Americans and their culture. The…
Karl H. Grismer
Karl H. Grismer
Karl H. Grismer was a newspaper and magazine editor. He authored histories of several cities in Florida, including his first book, The History of St. Petersburg (1924).…
Francis Barton Gummere
Francis Barton Gummere
Frances B. Gummere was Professor of English at Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania. He was a scholar of poetry and a translator of classical works.…
Will Wallace Harney
Will Wallace Harney
Will Wallace Harney, originally from Indiana, moved to Florida in 1869 where he wrote several poems and articles about his new home.
Joel Chandler Harris
Joel Chandler Harris
Joel Chandler Harris was an American journalist born in Eatonton, Georgia, best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories: Uncle Remus: His Songs…
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nathaniel Hawthorne was a 19th century American novelist and short story writer and one of the major contributors to the development of American literature.…
J.T. Headley
J.T. Headley
J.T. Headley was a historian, newspaper editor, and clergyman. He served as Secretary of State of New York.
Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry was a prominent figure in the American Revolution, known and remembered primarily for his "Give me liberty or give me death" speech.…
O. Henry
O. Henry
O. Henry is the pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910). Porter's 400 short stories are…
Florence Holbrook
Florence Holbrook
Florence Holbrook was an educator in Chicago schools for more than 50 years and an author involved in the peace movement during the early…
Emily Holder
Emily Holder
Emily Holder led a very singular life on one of the most out-of-the-way places imaginable in the 1860s: Fort Jefferson, a military fort in…
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Oliver Wendell Holmes was a physician by profession but achieved fame as a writer; he was one of the best regarded American poets of…
Homer
Homer
Homer (ca. 8th Century B.C.E.) is a legendary ancient Greek epic poet, traditionally said to be the author of the epic poems the Iliad…
Laura Lee Hope
Laura Lee Hope
"Laura Lee Hope" is a pseudonym used by the Stratemeyer Syndicate for the Bobbsey Twins and several other series of children’s novels. Many writers…
Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo
Victor-Marie Hugo was a French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights activist and exponent of the Romantic movement in France.
Washington Irving
Washington Irving
Washington Irving was an American author of the early 19th century. He is perhaps best known for his short stories, his most famous being…
Joseph Jacobs
Joseph Jacobs
Joseph Jacobs was born in Sydney in 1854, but soon emigrated to England and USA. He was a preminent scholar and literary critic, and…
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States (1801–1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the…
Edward Anthony Jenner
Edward Anthony Jenner
Edward Jenner was an English medical doctor and scientist whose discoveries contributed to widespread smallpox vaccination. He was a member of the Royal Society…
James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Johnson was an American author, poet, civil rights activist, and prominent figure in the Harlem Renaissance. He was also one of the…
Clifton Johnson
Clifton Johnson
Massachusetts native Clifton Johnson was the author of several travel books, including his Highways and Byways of America.  
Jubilee Singers
Jubilee Singers
Jubilee Singers of Fisk University were a group of African American singers in the 1870s. Their repertoire centered on spirituals, but also included some…
Ross Kay
Ross Kay
Ross Kay is the author of numerous books for boys including The Go Ahead Boys and the Racing Motor-Boat, The Go Ahead Boys on…
John Keats
John Keats
John Keats was one of the principal poets of the English Romantic movement. During his short life, his work received constant critical attacks from…
Elizabeth Keckley
Elizabeth Keckley
Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley was a former slave turned successful seamstress who is most notably known as being Mary Todd Lincoln's personal modiste and confidante,…
W.H.G. Kingston
W.H.G. Kingston
William Henry Giles Kingston was an English novelist known for his many books for boys. Kingston was born in London, but spent much of his…
Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling
Joseph Rudyard Kipling was a British author best known for his children’s books, including The Jungle Book (1894), The Second Jungle Book (1895), Just…
Andrew Lang
Andrew Lang
Andrew Lang was a Scottish poet, literary critic, and folklorist. In addition to his Fairy Books, Lang wrote about anthropology, Scottish history, and translated…
Sidney Lanier
Sidney Lanier
Sidney Lanier was an American musician, author, and poet.
Lucy Larcom
Lucy Larcom
Lucy Larcom was a Massachusetts native who had a significant impact on societal views of women and childhood. Born in 1824, Larcom left home…
Emma Lazarus
Emma Lazarus
Emma Lazarus was an American poet born in New York City. She is best known for "The New Colossus", a sonnet written in 1883;…
Richard Le Gallienne
Richard Le Gallienne
Richard Thomas Le Gallienne was an English man of letters, a part of London's literary world in the 1890s.
Edward Lear
Edward Lear
Edward Lear was a British artist, illustrator and writer known for his nonsensical poetry and his limericks, a form which he popularized. In 1846…
Sinclair Lewis
Sinclair Lewis
Harry Sinclair Lewis was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize…
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln was an American politician who served as the 16th President of the United States (1861 to 1865). He is best known for…
Hugh Lofting
Hugh Lofting
Hugh John Lofting was a British author, trained as a civil engineer, who created the character of Doctor Dolittle—one of the classics of children's…
Jack London
Jack London
Jack London was an American author who wrote The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea Wolf along with many other popular…
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet among whose works were "Paul Revere's Ride", "A Psalm of Life", "The Song of Hiawatha" and "Evangeline".…
George MacDonald
George MacDonald
George MacDonald was a Scottish author and poet. Though no longer a household name, his works (particularly his fairy tales and fantasy novels) have…
Alexander MacFarlane
Alexander MacFarlane
Alexander Macfarlane was a Scottish-Canadian logician, physicist, and mathematician. Macfarlane, the inventor of hyperbolic quaternions, was very active in research and education. His resume…
Niccolo Machiavelli
Niccolo Machiavelli
Niccolo di Bernardo dei Machiavelli was an Italian diplomat, political philosopher, musician, poet, and playwright. He is a figure of the Italian Renaissance and…
James Madison
James Madison
James Madison was an American politician and political philosopher who served as the fourth President of the United States (1809 - 1817) and is…
Charles Robert Maturin
Charles Robert Maturin
Charles Robert Maturin, also known as C.R. Maturin, was a Irish clergyman and writer. He struggled throughout his life to make a living from…
Seumas McManus
Seumas McManus
Noted Irish storyteller Seumus Mcmanus published his first of several books in 1893. He also edited a prominent Irish literary magazine and frequently contributed…
Herman Melville
Herman Melville
Herman Melville was an American novelist, essayist and poet. During his lifetime, his early novels were popular, but his popularity declined later in his…
John Willis Menard
John Willis Menard
John Willis Menard was the first African-American elected to the U.S. Congress, in 1868. However, he was denied his seat. He was born on…
George E. Merrick
George E. Merrick
George Edgar Merrick was a real estate developer who is best known as the planner and builder of the city of Coral Gables, Florida…
Olive Thorne Miller
Olive Thorne Miller
Harriet Mann Miller was a naturalist, ornithologist and children’s writer. She was the wife of Watts Todd Miller and sometimes wrote under the pseudonym…
William Miller
William Miller
Scottish poet William Miller is best known for writing the beloved children’s poem, “Wee Willie Winkie.”
Lucy Maude Montgomery
Lucy Maude Montgomery
Lucy Maude Montgomery, publicly known as L. M. Montgomery, was a Canadian author, best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of…
Clement Clarke Moore
Clement Clarke Moore
Clement Clarke Moore (1779 - 1863) was an American professor of Greek and Oriental Literature at Columbia College. He is the credited author of…
Kirk Munroe
Kirk Munroe
Kirk Munroe was an American author who wrote books of adventure for children. Born in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, he became familiar with Native…
William L. Newman
William L. Newman
Dr. William Newman is an American geologist. He has published extensively on the geology of the American northeast.
Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce
Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce
Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce was the chief of the Wal-lam-wat-kain (Wallowa) band of Nez Perce Indians during General Oliver O. Howard's attempt…
Helen Nicolay
Helen Nicolay
Hele Nicolay was born in Paris in 1866, while her father, John George Nicolay, was serving there as the United States Consul. She was…
Oliver Optic
Oliver Optic
William Taylor Adams was a popular American author better known by his pseudonym Oliver Optic. His works include Hatchie, the Guardian Slave; the popular…
Ovid
Ovid
Publius Ovidius Naso (43 BCE - CE 17), a Roman poet known as Ovid, is ranked alongside Virgil and Horace as one of the…
Yei Theodora Ozaki
Yei Theodora Ozaki
Yei Theodora Ozaki was an early 20th century translator of Japanese short stories and fairy tales. Her translations were fairly liberal but popular, and…
Winthrop Packard
Winthrop Packard
Winthrop Packard is best known for his novels of the nature genre. His works include: Old Plymouth Trails, Wild Pastures, Florida Trails, Woodland Paths,…
Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine (Thetford, England, 29 January 1737 - 8 June 1809, New York City, USA) was a pamphleteer, revolutionary, radical, liberal and intellectual. Born…
Josephine Preston Peabody
Josephine Preston Peabody
Josephine Preston Peabody was an American poet and dramatist. In 1909 she won the Stratford-on-Avon prize for drama for her work The Piper.
Charles Perrault
Charles Perrault
Charles Perrault was French writer born in 1628 whose work laid the foundation for the genre of "fairy tale." At the age of 69…
Henry Edward Perrine
Henry Edward Perrine
Henry Perrine was a horticulturalist who promoted the cultivation of tropical plant species. He served as United States Consul in Campeche, Mexico. He lived in…
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe was an American poet and short story writer. Best known for his tales of the macabre, Poe was one of the…
Lucy E. Edwards and John Pojeta, Jr.
Lucy E. Edwards and John Pojeta, Jr.
John Polidori
John Polidori
John William Polidori was an Italian English physician and writer, known for his associations with the Romantic movement and credited by some as the…
Beatrix Potter
Beatrix Potter
Beatrix Potter was an English children’s book author and illustrator, most famous for the character "Peter Rabbit." Although she struggled in the beginning to…
Ann Radcliffe
Ann Radcliffe
Ann Radcliffe was born Ann Ward in Holborn, London, England and married William Radcliffe, an editor, in 1788. She published the Gothic The Castles…
Carveth Read, M.A.
Carveth Read, M.A.
Carveth Read, M.A., was a 19th and 20th century British philosopher and logician. He was professor of philosophy of mind, and logic at the…
Laura Richards
Laura Richards
Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards (February 27, 1850 - January 14, 1943) was born in Boston, Massachusetts. During her life, she wrote over 90 books,…
Frank Rinder
Frank Rinder
Frank Rinder, a scholar of art and art history, edited and retold a collection of traditional stories, Tales of Old World Japan: Legends of…
Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was the First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945. She supported the New Deal policies of her husband,…
Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. was the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. He was also governor of New York, a historian,…
Christina Rossetti
Christina Rossetti
Christina Georgina Rossetti was an English poet. Although she began writing at an early age, her poetry didn't garner attention until Goblin Market and…
John Ruskin
John Ruskin
John Ruskin is best known for his work as an art critic and social critic, but is remembered as an author, poet and artist…
Dr. C.W. Saleeby
Dr. C.W. Saleeby
Dr. C.S. Saleeby was a medical doctor and writer. He was an editor and contributor to Arhur Mee and Holland Thompson's Book of Knowledge.
Thomas E. Sanders
Thomas E. Sanders
Thomas E. Sanders wrote about the needs and requirements of schooling and teachers. He advocated raising standards for the teaching profession. He is the…
John Stevens Schlee
John Stevens Schlee
John S. Schlee is a geologist who wrote public information reports for the United States Geological Survey.
Clinton Scollard
Clinton Scollard
Clinton Scollard was an American poet and professor of English Literature. Born in New York in 1860, he graduated at Hamilton College in 1881…
Chief Seattle
Chief Seattle
Chief Seattle was a Duwamish chief, also known as Sealth, Seathle, Seathl, or See-ahth, and a leader of the Suquamish and Duwamish Native American…
Anna Sewell
Anna Sewell
Anna Sewell was an English novelist, best known as the author of the classic novel Black Beauty.
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, now widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s preeminent dramatist.…
George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly…
Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley  was an English novelist. She was married to the notable Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. She was born Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin in…
Rev. Albert E. Sims
Rev. Albert E. Sims
The Reverend Albert E. Sims is well known for his children’s stories.
Upton Sinclair
Upton Sinclair
Upton Sinclair Jr. was a prolific American author who wrote over 90 books in many genres and was widely considered to be one of…
David Eugene Smith
David Eugene Smith
David Eugene Smith, Ph.D., LL.D. was an American mathematician and educator. A lawyer for the first part of his career, he then became a…
George Otis Smith
George Otis Smith
American geologist George Otis Smith was the director of the U.S. Geological Survey from 1907 to 1930. 
Robert Southey
Robert Southey
Robert Southey was an English Romantic poet, one of the so-called “Lake Poets,” and Poet Laureate. He is considered one of the major writers…
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early woman's movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the…
R.E.C. Stearns
R.E.C. Stearns
Robert Edwards Carter Stearns was a naturalist and the editor of Pacific Methodist. In 1862 he served as Deputy Clerk of the Supreme Court…
Wallace Stevens
Wallace Stevens
Wallace Stevens was a Modernist poet who lived in New York and Hartford, Connecticut. He was also an insurance executive for many years. He…
Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis (Balfour) Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a contributor to both children's and adult literature.
George William Joseph Stock, M.A.
George William Joseph Stock, M.A.
George William Joseph Stock, M.A. (1850 - ?) is the author of the math treatise Deductive Logic, which was first published in 1889.
Bram Stoker
Bram Stoker
Bram Stoker was an Irish writer, best remembered as the author of the influential horror novel Dracula. He was the acting manager of the…
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Harriet Beecher Stowe was an was an American abolitionist and novelist best known for her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Frank Sweet
Frank Sweet
Frank Sweet was an American poet. He published a collection of poetry in 1882 under the title, Poems.
Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift  was an Anglo-Irish priest, satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, and poet, famous for works like Gulliver’s Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to…
Ann and Jane Taylor
Ann and Jane Taylor
Ann Taylor (1782 - 1866), later Mrs. Joseph Gilbert, was an English poet and children’s author. She is best known as the sister and…
William Makepeace Thackeray
William Makepeace Thackeray
William Makepeace Thackeray was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait…
Ernest Lawrence Thayer
Ernest Lawrence Thayer
Ernest Lawrence Thayer (August 14, 1863 - August 21, 1940) was an American writer and poet who wrote "Casey at the Bat". Thayer was…
Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 - May 6, 1862; born David Henry Thoreau) was an American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic,…
Isaac Todhunter
Isaac Todhunter
Isaac Todhunter was a mathematician trained at London University, University College London, and St. John's College, Cambridge, where he taught for several years. He…
Bradford Torrey
Bradford Torrey
Bradford Torrey was an American essayist in the 1800's. He devoted much time to the study of birds, their habits, peculiarities, and domestic traits.…
Traditional
Traditional
Many poems and stories of old come to us through an oral tradition and the original authors have not been recorded.
Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth (1797 - November 26, 1883) was the self-given name, from 1843, of Isabella Baumfree, an American abolitionist and women's rights activist. Truth…
Mark Twain
Mark Twain
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American humorist, satirist, novelist, writer, and lecturer best known for the…
Jules Verne
Jules Verne
Jules G. Verne was a French writer known as one of the earliest science fiction authors. He came from a sea-faring family, hence the…
Voltaire
Voltaire
François-Marie Arouet was a French historian, philosopher, and writer better known by his pen name, Voltaire. He wrote plays, poetry, essays, scientific work, histories,…
W.J. Harris Company
W.J. Harris Company
The W.J. Harris Company published post cards and souvenir information books in the early 1900s.
W. M. Walker
W. M. Walker
Walker contributed to a work entitled, The Greatest Men of Florida.
Horace Walpole
Horace Walpole
Horace Walpole is known mostly as the inventor of the Gothic literary novel. He was a politician, writer, and architectural innovator, as well as…
Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington
Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 - November 14, 1915) was an American educator, author and leader of the African American community. He was…
George Washington
George Washington
George Washington (February 11, 1731 - December 14, 1799) served as the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797 and as…
H.G. Wells
H.G. Wells
Herbert George Wells was an English writer best known for such science fiction novels as The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The…
Ida B. Wells
Ida B. Wells
Ida B. Wells (July 16, 1862 - March 25, 1931), aka Ida B. Wells-Barnett, was an African American civil rights advocate and an early…
Edith Wharton
Edith Wharton
Edith Wharton (January 24 1862 - August 11 1937) was an American novelist, short story writer, and designer.
Phillis Wheatley
Phillis Wheatley
Phillis Wheatley (1753 – December 5, 1784) was the first female African American poet to be published in the United States. Her book Poems…
Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman
Walter “Walt” Whitman was an American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist; his most well-known work is Leaves of Grass. His work formed the basis…
John Greenleaf Whittier
John Greenleaf Whittier
John Greenleaf Whittier was an influential American Quaker poet and ardent advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States.
Kate Douglas Wiggin
Kate Douglas Wiggin
Kate Douglas Wiggin (September 28, 1856 - August 24, 1923) was an American children's author and educator.
Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, short story writer and Freemason. Known for his barbed and clever wit, he was one…
Richard Henry Wilde
Richard Henry Wilde
Richard Henry Wilde (September 24, 1789 - September 10, 1847) was a United States Representative and lawyer from Georgia. After losing a re-election bid…
Margery Williams
Margery Williams
Margery Williams Bianco (July 22, 1881 - September 4, 1944) was an English-American author, primarily of popular children's books. A professional writer since the…
Constance Fenimore Woolson
Constance Fenimore Woolson
Born in Claremont, New Hampshire, Constance Fenimore Woolson was an American writer who first published fiction and essays in magazines such as The Atlantic…
A. H. Wratislaw, M.A.
A. H. Wratislaw, M.A.
Albert Henry Wratislaw was a scholar of Slavonic literature and history. His final work was Sixty Folk-Tales from exclusively Slavonic Sources (1889).