Authors

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Friedrich Engels (1820 - 1895) -- a member of the working-class movement, Engels wrote on philosophy, politics, and history, often in collaboration with Karl Marx.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821 - 1881) -- Russian author of great repute whose ability allowed him to portray complex behaviours with insight and sensitivity..

Gustave Flaubert (1821 - 1880) -- author of the early 19th century whose perfection of a naturalistic and precisionary style has made him legendary..

Charles Pierre Baudelaire (1821 - 1867) -- one of the greatest French poets of the 19th century.

Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823 - 1901) -- English novelist.

Wilkie Collins (1824 - 1889) -- British writer who originated the genre of detective fiction.

R.D. Blackmore (1825 - 1900) -- Nineteenth century English novelist.

Carlo Collodi (1826 - 1890) -- Italian author and the creator of the character Pinocchio.

Johanna Spyri (1827 - 1901) -- Swiss author of children's stories.

Henrik Ibsen (1828 - 1906) -- playwright; his works challenged the operation of his contemporary European society and revolutionised drama..

Jules Verne (1828 - 1905) -- influential French author whose novels laid the foundation for science fiction..

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910) -- one of the greatest of all novelists; Russian author of realistic fiction..

George Meredith (1828 - 1909) -- British poet and novelist.

Bayard Taylor (1828 - 1898) -- U.S. statesman and writer.

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (1830 - 1886) -- American whose poetry deals with universal themes in a profoundly original manner..

Horatio Alger (1832 - 1899) -- American writer, influential in his portrayal of underprivileged youths.

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898) -- British author of unlikely mathematical descent..

Lousia May Alcott (1832 - 1888) -- well known American author of children's books.

Wilhelm Dilthey (1833 - 1911) -- German philosopher, whose contributions include the development of hermeneutics and broadening the application of Kant's philosophy.

William Morris (1834 - 1896) -- British writer, craftsman, and typographer.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910) -- American writer and humourist, whose adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer won him worldwide acclaim.

Bret Harte (1836 - 1902) -- writer, whose most famous novels were set in the American West.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836 - 1907) -- American editor, writer.

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

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918) -- American historian, famous for his autobiographical critique of Western civilization and culture.

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