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This week's featured author pages

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881) -- Scottish historian and essayist, who famously argued that history is the biography of great men

Joseph Conrad (1857 - 1924) -- novelist and short story writer, one of the first of the Modernist movement; Polish-born

Walter Pater (1839 - 1894) -- British critic and essayist, who influenced Wilde and the Aesthetic movement generally

Xenophon (430 - 355) -- Greek historian, a disciple of Socrates and later a warrior

William Dean Howells (1837 - 1920) -- leading nineteenth century American novelist and critic, who promoted realism

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