Find out more about the greatest 19th Century American Writers, including Ernest Hemingway, Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Helen Keller and H. P. Lovecraft.
Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
21 July 1899
Journalist
Helen KellerHelen Keller
27 June 1880
Author

Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson
13 April 1743
3rd U.S. President

Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe
19 January 1809
Writer

Mark Twain ImageMark Twain
30 November 1835
Writer

F. Scott FitzgeraldF. Scott Fitzgerald
24 September 1896
Novelist
Frederick DouglassFrederick Douglass
01 February 1818
American orator

Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
10 December 1830
Poet

Robert FrostRobert Frost
26 March 1874
Poet
Henry David ThoreauHenry David Thoreau
12 July 1817
Writer and Philosopher

Ralph Waldo EmersionRalph Waldo Emerson
25 May 1803
American Lecturer, Philosopher, Essayist & Poet
T. S. EliotT. S. Eliot
26 September 1888
Poet, Essayist, Playwright

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
26 July 1894
Writer

Laura Ingalls WilderLaura Ingalls Wilder
07 February 1867
American writer

Walt WhitmanWalt Whitman
31 May 1819
Poet & humanist

William FaulknerWilliam Faulkner
25 September 1897
Writer, Nobel Laureate
Jack LondonJack London
12 January 1876
Novelist & Journalist

Vladimir NabokovVladimir Nabokov
22 April 1899
Novelist

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
03 February 1874
American novelist

Buffalo BillBuffalo Bill
26 February 1846
Hunter
Upton SinclairUpton Sinclair
20 September 1878
American writer

Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott
29 November 1832
Writer
Ezra PoundEzra Pound
30 October 1885
Poet

Herman MelvilleHerman Melville
01 August 1819
 

Henry JamesHenry James
15 April 1843
Writer
John J. PershingJohn J. Pershing
13 September 1860
US Army Officer During WW I

Dorothy ParkerDorothy Parker
22 August 1893
Poet
Nathaniel HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne
04 July 1804
American Novelist

Eugene Gladstone O'Neill Eugene O'Neill
16 October 1888
Playwright

Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
27 June 1869
Writer
Harriet Beecher StoweHarriet Beecher Stowe
14 June 1811
American author

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Napoleon HillNapoleon Hill
26 October 1883
Writer of personal-success literature
Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
07 January 1891
Folklorist, Anthropologist

Raymond ChandlerRaymond Chandler
23 July 1888
Novelist and Screenwriter

O. HenryO. Henry
11 September 1862
Short Story Writer

P G WodehouseP G Wodehouse
15 October 1881
Playwright and Author
Edgar Rice BurroughsEdgar Rice Burroughs
01 September 1875
Creator of Tarzan
Alice Roosevelt LongworthAlice Roosevelt Longworth
12 February 1884
Writer

Edith WhartonEdith Wharton
24 January 1862
Writer

Ellen G WhiteEllen G White
26 November 1827
Author

Henry Wadsworth LongfellowHenry Wadsworth Longfellow
27 February 1807
Poet & Educator
W. C. FieldsW. C. Fields
29 January 1880
 

Pearl BuckPearl Buck
26 June 1892
American writer

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce Ambrose Bierce
24 June 1842
Journalist & Writer, soldier

Francis Scott KeyFrancis Scott Key
01 August 1779
Lawyer

Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley
28 January 1841
Explorer
E. E. CummingsE. E. Cummings
14 October 1894
Poet

E. B. WhiteE. B. White
11 July 1899
Writer
Sinclair LewisSinclair Lewis
07 February 1885
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

John Philip SousaJohn Philip Sousa
06 November 1854
Conductor, Composer

Willa CatherWilla Cather
07 December 1873
Author
Will DurantWill Durant
05 November 1885
Writer, Historian, Philosopher

Kate ChopinKate Chopin
08 February 1850
Author
Dr. Norman Vincent PealeDr. Norman Vincent Peale
31 May 1898
Pastor, Self-Help Writer

Frances Hodgson BurnettFrances Hodgson Burnett
24 November 1849
Novelist

John GalsworthyJohn Galsworthy
14 August 1867
Nobel Laureate in Literature

John ReedJohn Reed
22 October 1887
Journalist, Poet

Edna St. Vincent MillayEdna St. Vincent Millay
22 February 1892
Poetess and Playwright
Sherwood AndersonSherwood Anderson
13 September 1876
Writer

Carl SandburgCarl Sandburg
06 January 1878
Writer & Editor

Charlotte Perkins GilmanCharlotte Perkins Gilman
03 July 1860
Writer

Walter LippmannWalter Lippmann
23 September 1889
First to introduce the concept of Cold War
Horatio AlgerHoratio Alger
13 January 1832
American writer

James Weldon JohnsonJames Weldon Johnson
17 June 1871
Author
Mary McLeod BethuneMary McLeod Bethune
10 July 1875
Educator

Wallace StevensWallace Stevens
02 October 1879
Poet

Henry AdamsHenry Adams
16 February 1838
Historian
Aldo LeopoldAldo Leopold
11 January 1887
 

Sholem AleichemSholem Aleichem
02 March 1859
Author
Henry Ward Beecher Henry Ward Beecher
24 June 1813
Clergyman, Preacher & Abolitionist

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
29 August 1809
Writer, Physician

Claude McKayClaude McKay
15 September 1889
Writer
Margaret FullerMargaret Fuller
23 May 1810
 

Katherine Anne PorterKatherine Anne Porter
15 May 1890
Journalist, Essayist, Writer, Novelist
John Greenleaf WhittierJohn Greenleaf Whittier
17 December 1807
Poet

Matilda GageMatilda Joslyn Gage
24 March 1826
Abolitionist, Freethinker, Author

Bret Harte Bret Harte
25 August 1836
Author & Poet

Norman ThomasNorman Thomas
20 November 1884
 
Henry Ossian FlipperHenry Ossian Flipper
21 March 1856
Military Leader
Ella Wheeler WilcoxElla Wheeler Wilcox
05 November 1850
Poet and Mystic Rosicrucian

Anna Julia CooperAnna Julia Cooper
10 August 1858
Author, Educator

Alexander WoollcottAlexander Woollcott
19 January 1887
American critic

Henry Van DykeHenry Van Dyke
10 November 1852
Writer
Christopher MorleyChristopher Morley
05 May 1890
Journalist, Novelist

Allen TateAllen Tate
19 November 1899
Poet

Orison Swett MardenOrison Swett Marden
1850 AD
Inspirational Author

John George NicolayJohn George Nicolay
26 February 1832
Biographer

Anna Katherine GreenAnna Katharine Green
11 November 1846
Detective Fiction Writer
Don MarquisDon Marquis
29 July 1878
Humorist

Malcolm CowleyMalcolm Cowley
24 August 1898
Novelist & Poet
Thomas Bailey AldrichThomas Bailey Aldrich
11 November 1836
Poet & Novelist

L. Frank BaumL. Frank Baum
15 May 1856
Writer
Douglas Fairbanks Sr.Douglas Fairbanks
23 May 1883
Actor
Robert StroudRobert Stroud
08 January 1890
Writer