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Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1928) -- author of novels, short stories and poetry, portraying the rural poor as victims of fate.
Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910) -- one of the greatest of all novelists; Russian author of realistic fiction.
F. Marion Crawford (1854 - 1909) -- American writer, whose novels drew on his experience in Italy
Marquis de Sade (1740 - 1814) -- notorious 18th century French writer of erotic novels
Charles-Louis de Secondat Montesquieu (1689 - 1755) -- French political philosopher