Classic Literature Authors & Texts
Read about writers from around the world with an A-to-Z listings, profiles, biographies and more. Also find summaries and analysis of famous poems, novels, short stories, plays, and other works.
- Best Sellers
- Authors & Texts
- Top Picks Lists
- Study Guides
- Plays & Drama
- Short Stories
- Children's Books
- Biography of Bram Stoker, Irish Author
- Biography of Edith Wharton, American Novelist
- Biography of Herman Melville, American Novelist
- Biography of William Golding, British Novelist
- Biography of Louisa May Alcott, American Writer
- Biography of Flannery O'Connor, American Novelist, Short-Story Writer
- Biography of Samuel Beckett, Irish Novelist, Playwright, and Poet
- Biography of Franz Kafka, Czech Novelist
- Biography of Henry Miller, Novelist
- Biography of Mary Shelley, English Novelist, Author of 'Frankenstein'
- Biography of Roald Dahl, British Novelist
- Biography of Fyodor Dostoevsky, Russian Novelist
- Biography of Colette, French Author
- Biography of Aldous Huxley, British Author, Philosopher, Screenwriter
- Biography of J. D. Salinger, American Writer
- Biography of Vladimir Nabokov, Russian-American Novelist
- Biography of C.S. Lewis, British Writer
- Biography of James Joyce, Influential Irish Novelist
- Biography of Sylvia Plath, American Poet and Writer
- Biography of Henry David Thoreau, American Essayist
- Biography of Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Essayist
- Biography of Victor Hugo, French Writer
- Biography of Hermann Hesse, German Poet and Novelist
- Biography of Miguel Angel Asturias, Guatemalan Poet and Nobel Laureate
- Biography of Leo Tolstoy, Influential Russian Writer
- Biography of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American Novelist
- Biography of Samuel Johnson, 18th Century Writer and Lexicographer
- Biography of Kate Chopin, American Author and Protofeminist
- Biography of John Milton, Author of Paradise Lost
- Biography of Sir Walter Scott, Scottish Novelist and Poet
- Biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Writer of the Jazz Age
- Biography of Lucy Maud Montgomery, Author of "Anne of Green Gables"
- Primo Levi, Author of the 'Best Science Book Ever Written'
- Biography of Joseph Conrad, Author of Heart of Darkness
- Ken Kesey, Novelist and Hero of 1960s Counterculture
- Joan Didion, Essayist and Author Who Defined New Journalism
- Sinclair Lewis, First American to Win Nobel Prize for Literature
- Biography of Chinua Achebe, Author of "Things Fall Apart"
- The Life and Work of H.G. Wells
- The Life of Alexandre Dumas, Classic Adventure Writer
- The Life and Works of Honoré de Balzac, French Novelist
- Biography of Willa Cather, American Author
- 'A Doll's House' Questions for Study and Discussion
- Review of the Novel 'Around the World in 80 Days'
- Critical Overview of "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- 'The Necklace' Study Guide
- 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' Summary and Takeaways
- A Guide to Dante's 9 Circles of Hell
- The Story of Samuel Clemens as "Mark Twain"
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Book Review
- Fahrenheit 451 Characters: Descriptions and Significance
- What Were Mark Twain's Inventions?
- 'Fahrenheit 451' Quotes Explained
- Papa Panov's Special Christmas: Synopsis and Analysis
- Fahrenheit 451 Summary
- Biography of Washington Irving, Father of the American Short Story
- 'Great Expectations' Review
- Biography of Guy de Maupassant, Father of the Short Story
- What Inspired or Influenced Vladimir Nabokov to Write 'Lolita'?
- F. Scott Fitzgerald's Inspiration for 'The Great Gatsby'
- Enslavement in Mark Twain's 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'
- Classic Literature
By clicking “Accept All Cookies”, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyze site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts.
To complete the subscription process, please click the link in the email we just sent you.
0, text: error()">
Let's fight boredom together!
Become a member
0, text: error(), css: errorCssClass">
Please provide your email address and we will send your password shortly.
If there's a Bored Panda account associated with , you'll receive an email with instructions.
If you don't receive an email, please check your spam inbox, or enter your email address again .
Please enter your email to complete registration
Activate to continue
Your account is not active. We have sent an email to the address you provided with an activation link. Check your inbox, and click on the link to activate your account.
- Home & Design
The Bored Panda iOS app is live! Fight boredom with iPhones and iPads here .
- Success stories
- --> -->