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.

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  • 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'
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