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

Mark Twain ImageMark Twain
30 November 1835
Writer

Henry David ThoreauHenry David Thoreau
12 July 1817
Writer and Philosopher

Ralph Waldo EmersionRalph Waldo Emerson
25 May 1803
American Lecturer, Philosopher, Essayist & Poet
F. Scott FitzgeraldF. Scott Fitzgerald
24 September 1896
Novelist

Francis Scott KeyFrancis Scott Key
01 August 1779
Lawyer

Laura Ingalls WilderLaura Ingalls Wilder
07 February 1867
American writer
Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott
29 November 1832
Writer

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
26 July 1894
Writer
Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
10 December 1830
Poet

T. S. EliotT. S. Eliot
26 September 1888
Poet

Robert FrostRobert Frost
26 March 1874
Poet

Walt WhitmanWalt Whitman
31 May 1819
Poet & humanist

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

Buffalo BillBuffalo Bill
26 February 1846
Hunter

Dorothy ParkerDorothy Parker
22 August 1893
Poet

Herman MelvilleHerman Melville
01 August 1819
 
Vladimir NabokovVladimir Nabokov
22 April 1899
Novelist

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
03 February 1874
American novelist
Harriet Beecher StoweHarriet Beecher Stowe
14 June 1811
American author

Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
27 June 1869
Writer

Ezra PoundEzra Pound
30 October 1885
Poet
John J. PershingJohn J. Pershing
13 September 1860
US Army Officer During WW I

Alice Roosevelt LongworthAlice Roosevelt Longworth
12 February 1884
Writer
Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
07 January 1891
Folklorist, Anthropologist

Henry JamesHenry James
15 April 1843
Writer

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

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James Weldon JohnsonJames Weldon Johnson
17 June 1871
Author
Napoleon HillNapoleon Hill
26 October 1883
Writer of personal-success literature

Raymond ChandlerRaymond Chandler
23 July 1888
Novelist and Screenwriter

Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley
28 January 1841
Explorer

E. E. CummingsE. E. Cummings
14 October 1894
Poet
Upton SinclairUpton Sinclair
20 September 1878
American writer
Edgar Rice BurroughsEdgar Rice Burroughs
01 September 1875
Creator of Tarzan

Sinclair LewisSinclair Lewis
07 February 1885
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

O. HenryO. Henry
11 September 1862
Short Story Writer

W. C. FieldsW. C. Fields
29 January 1880
 
Edith WhartonEdith Wharton
24 January 1862
Writer

Henry Wadsworth LongfellowHenry Wadsworth Longfellow
27 February 1807
Poet & Educator

John Philip SousaJohn Philip Sousa
06 November 1854
Conductor, Composer

E. B. WhiteE. B. White
11 July 1899
 

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce Ambrose Bierce
24 June 1842
Journalist & Writer, soldier
Mary McLeod BethuneMary McLeod Bethune
10 July 1875
Educator

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

Frances Hodgson BurnettFrances Hodgson Burnett
24 November 1849
Novelist

Carl SandburgCarl Sandburg
06 January 1878
Writer & Editor
Walter LippmannWalter Lippmann
23 September 1889
First to introduce the concept of Cold War

Horatio AlgerHoratio Alger
13 January 1832
American writer
Kate ChopinKate Chopin
08 February 1850
Author

Charlotte Perkins GilmanCharlotte Perkins Gilman
03 July 1860
Writer

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

John Greenleaf WhittierJohn Greenleaf Whittier
17 December 1807
Poet

Henry Ward Beecher Henry Ward Beecher
24 June 1813
Clergyman, Preacher & Abolitionist
Aldo LeopoldAldo Leopold
11 January 1887
 

John GalsworthyJohn Galsworthy
14 August 1867
Nobel Laureate in Literature

Henry AdamsHenry Adams
16 February 1838
Historian

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

Claude McKayClaude McKay
15 September 1889
Writer
Sholem AleichemSholem Aleichem
02 March 1859
Author

Sherwood AndersonSherwood Anderson
13 September 1876
Writer

Henry Ossian FlipperHenry Ossian Flipper
21 March 1856
Military Leader
Katherine Anne PorterKatherine Anne Porter
15 May 1890
Journalist, Essayist, Writer, Novelist

Norman ThomasNorman Thomas
20 November 1884
 
Bret Harte Bret Harte
25 August 1836
Author & Poet

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

Matilda GageMatilda Joslyn Gage
24 March 1826
Abolitionist, Freethinker, Author
Alexander WoollcottAlexander Woollcott
19 January 1887
American critic

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
29 August 1809
Writer, Physician
Orison Swett MardenOrison Swett Marden
1850 AD
Inspirational Author

John George NicolayJohn George Nicolay
26 February 1832
Biographer

Allen TateAllen Tate
19 November 1899
Poet

Christopher MorleyChristopher Morley
05 May 1890
Journalist, Novelist
Anna Julia CooperAnna Julia Cooper
10 August 1858
Author, Educator
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
Pearl BuckPearl Buck
26 June 1892
American writer

John ReedJohn Reed
22 October 1887
Journalist, Poet

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
Ellen G WhiteEllen G White
26 November 1827
Author

Mark KellyMark Kelly
30 March 1893
Writer
Robert StroudRobert Stroud
08 January 1890
Writer

William Tappan ThompsonWilliam Tappan Thompson
31 August 1812
Writer
Douglas Fairbanks Sr.Douglas Fairbanks
23 May 1883
Actor
Lyman Frank BaumL. Frank Baum
15 May 1856
Writer