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This week's featured author pages

Howard Pyle (1853 - 1911) -- American writer and illustrator, famous for his contributions to Harper's magazine

Honore de Balzac (1799 - 1850) -- influential author of an immense series of novels which attempted to give a realistic representation of French society in the 18th century

Cesare Beccaria (1738 - 1794) -- Italian jurist who, preempting Bentham, encouraged the improvement of prison systems in Europe

Galilei Galileo (1564 - 1642) -- astronomer, physicist, who pioneered the mathematical approach to physics and promoted independent scientific inquiry

John Knowles (1926 - 0) -- American novelist and short-story writer

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