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

Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe
19 January 1809
Writer

Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott
29 November 1832
Writer

Mark Twain ImageMark Twain
30 November 1835
Writer

F. Scott FitzgeraldF. Scott Fitzgerald
24 September 1896
Novelist
Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
10 December 1830
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
Laura Ingalls WilderLaura Ingalls Wilder
07 February 1867
American writer

T. S. EliotT. S. Eliot
26 September 1888
Poet
Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
26 July 1894
Writer

Jack LondonJack London
12 January 1876
Author

Robert FrostRobert Frost
26 March 1874
Poet

Walt WhitmanWalt Whitman
31 May 1819
Poet & humanist

William FaulknerWilliam Faulkner
25 September 1897
Writer, Nobel Laureate
Vladimir NabokovVladimir Nabokov
22 April 1899
Novelist

Herman MelvilleHerman Melville
01 August 1819
 

Ezra PoundEzra Pound
30 October 1885
Poet

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
03 February 1874
American novelist
Buffalo BillBuffalo Bill
26 February 1846
Hunter

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

Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
27 June 1869
Writer

Eugene Gladstone O'Neill Eugene O'Neill
16 October 1888
Playwright
Nathaniel HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne
04 July 1804
American Novelist

Upton SinclairUpton Sinclair
20 September 1878
American writer
Alice Roosevelt LongworthAlice Roosevelt Longworth
12 February 1884
Writer

Napoleon HillNapoleon Hill
26 October 1883
Writer of personal-success literature

Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
07 January 1891
Folklorist, Anthropologist
Harriet Beecher StoweHarriet Beecher Stowe
14 June 1811
American author

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Dorothy ParkerDorothy Parker
22 August 1893
Poet
Raymond ChandlerRaymond Chandler
23 July 1888
Novelist and Screenwriter

Edgar Rice BurroughsEdgar Rice Burroughs
01 September 1875
Creator of Tarzan

O. HenryO. Henry
11 September 1862
Short Story Writer

Edith WhartonEdith Wharton
24 January 1862
Writer
Henry Wadsworth LongfellowHenry Wadsworth Longfellow
27 February 1807
Poet & Educator
E. E. CummingsE. E. Cummings
14 October 1894
Poet

W. C. FieldsW. C. Fields
29 January 1880
 

John Philip SousaJohn Philip Sousa
06 November 1854
Conductor, Composer

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce Ambrose Bierce
24 June 1842
Journalist & Writer, soldier
Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley
28 January 1841
Explorer

Sinclair LewisSinclair Lewis
07 February 1885
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

Mary McLeod BethuneMary McLeod Bethune
10 July 1875
Educator

E. B. WhiteE. B. White
11 July 1899
 

Francis Scott KeyFrancis Scott Key
01 August 1779
Lawyer
Willa CatherWilla Cather
07 December 1873
Author

Frances Hodgson BurnettFrances Hodgson Burnett
24 November 1849
Novelist
Will DurantWill Durant
05 November 1885
Writer, Historian, Philosopher

Kate ChopinKate Chopin
08 February 1850
Author

Charlotte Perkins GilmanCharlotte Perkins Gilman
03 July 1860
Writer
Carl SandburgCarl Sandburg
06 January 1878
Writer & Editor

Walter LippmannWalter Lippmann
23 September 1889
First to introduce the concept of Cold War
Katherine Anne PorterKatherine Anne Porter
15 May 1890
Journalist, Essayist, Writer, Novelist

Edna St. Vincent MillayEdna St. Vincent Millay
22 February 1892
Poetess and Playwright

Aldo LeopoldAldo Leopold
11 January 1887
 

Horatio AlgerHoratio Alger
13 January 1832
American writer

Margaret FullerMargaret Fuller
23 May 1810
 
Wallace StevensWallace Stevens
02 October 1879
Poet

John GalsworthyJohn Galsworthy
14 August 1867
Nobel Laureate in Literature

Henry Ward Beecher Henry Ward Beecher
24 June 1813
Clergyman, Preacher & Abolitionist

Claude McKayClaude McKay
15 September 1889
Writer
James Weldon JohnsonJames Weldon Johnson
17 June 1871
Author

Sherwood AndersonSherwood Anderson
13 September 1876
Writer
Sholem AleichemSholem Aleichem
02 March 1859
Author

Henry AdamsHenry Adams
16 February 1838
Historian

John Greenleaf WhittierJohn Greenleaf Whittier
17 December 1807
Poet
Norman ThomasNorman Thomas
20 November 1884
 

Bret Harte Bret Harte
25 August 1836
Author & Poet
Henry Ossian FlipperHenry Ossian Flipper
21 March 1856
Military Leader

Ella Wheeler WilcoxElla Wheeler Wilcox
05 November 1850
Poet and Mystic Rosicrucian

Matilda GageMatilda Joslyn Gage
24 March 1826
Abolitionist, Freethinker, Author
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
29 August 1809
Writer, Physician

Alexander WoollcottAlexander Woollcott
19 January 1887
American critic
Orison Swett MardenOrison Swett Marden
1850 AD
Inspirational Author

John George NicolayJohn George Nicolay
26 February 1832
Biographer

Christopher MorleyChristopher Morley
05 May 1890
Journalist, Novelist

Allen TateAllen Tate
19 November 1899
Poet
Malcolm CowleyMalcolm Cowley
24 August 1898
Novelist & Poet
Don MarquisDon Marquis
29 July 1878
Humorist

Thomas Bailey AldrichThomas Bailey Aldrich
11 November 1836
Poet & Novelist

Anna Katherine GreenAnna Katharine Green
11 November 1846
Detective Fiction Writer

Pearl BuckPearl Buck
26 June 1892
American writer
John ReedJohn Reed
22 October 1887
Journalist, Poet

Anna Julia CooperAnna Julia Cooper
10 August 1858
Author, Educator

Ellen G WhiteEllen G White
26 November 1827
Author

Henry Van DykeHenry Van Dyke
10 November 1852
Writer

P G WodehouseP G Wodehouse
15 October 1881
Playwright and Author
Dr. Norman Vincent PealeDr. Norman Vincent Peale
31 May 1898
Pastor, Self-Help Writer

Mark KellyMark Kelly
30 March 1893
Writer
Douglas Fairbanks Sr.Douglas Fairbanks
23 May 1883
Actor

William BuckleyWilliam F. Buckley Jr.
24 November 1925
Author
Lyman Frank BaumL. Frank Baum
15 May 1856
Writer
Ellen G. WhiteEllen G. White
26 November 1827
Writer