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
Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe
19 January 1809
Author, Poet, Editor and Literary Critic

Helen KellerHelen Keller
27 June 1880
Writer, Member of Socialist Party of America,

Mark TwainMark Twain
30 November 1835
Author and Humorist

Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
10 December 1830
Poet

F. Scott FitzgeraldF. Scott Fitzgerald
24 September 1896
Novelist
T. S. EliotT. S. Eliot
26 September 1888
Poet

Henry David ThoreauHenry David Thoreau
12 July 1817
Writer and Philosopher

Robert FrostRobert Frost
26 March 1874
Poet

Walt WhitmanWalt Whitman
31 May 1819
Poet & humanist
Laura Ingalls WilderLaura Ingalls Wilder
07 February 1867
American writer

Ralph Waldo EmersionRalph Waldo Emerson
25 May 1803
American Lecturer, Philosopher, Essayist & Poet
Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
26 July 1894
Writer

Herman MelvilleHerman Melville
01 August 1819
 

William FaulknerWilliam Faulkner
25 September 1897
Writer, Nobel Laureate
Upton SinclairUpton Sinclair
20 September 1878
American writer

Jack LondonJack London
12 January 1876
Author
Buffalo BillBuffalo Bill
26 February 1846
Hunter

Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott
29 November 1832
Writer

Nathaniel HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne
04 July 1804
American Novelist
Vladimir NabokovVladimir Nabokov
22 April 1899
Novelist

Ezra PoundEzra Pound
30 October 1885
Poet
Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
03 February 1874
American novelist

Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
27 June 1869
Writer

O. HenryO. Henry
11 September 1862
Short Story Writer

Henry JamesHenry James
15 April 1843
Writer
Eugene Gladstone O'Neill Eugene O'Neill
16 October 1888
Playwright
Napoleon HillNapoleon Hill
26 October 1883
Writer of personal-success literature

Dorothy ParkerDorothy Parker
22 August 1893
Poet

Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
07 January 1891
Folklorist, Anthropologist

Harriet Beecher StoweHarriet Beecher Stowe
14 June 1811
American author
Edgar Rice BurroughsEdgar Rice Burroughs
01 September 1875
Creator of Tarzan

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Henry Wadsworth LongfellowHenry Wadsworth Longfellow
27 February 1807
Poet & Educator

Raymond ChandlerRaymond Chandler
23 July 1888
Novelist and Screenwriter

Alice Roosevelt LongworthAlice Roosevelt Longworth
12 February 1884
Writer

W. C. FieldsW. C. Fields
29 January 1880
 
E. E. CummingsE. E. Cummings
14 October 1894
Poet

Edith WhartonEdith Wharton
24 January 1862
Writer
Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce Ambrose Bierce
24 June 1842
Journalist & Writer, soldier

John Philip SousaJohn Philip Sousa
06 November 1854
Conductor, Composer

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

Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley
28 January 1841
Explorer
Willa CatherWilla Cather
07 December 1873
Author

Charlotte Perkins GilmanCharlotte Perkins Gilman
03 July 1860
Writer

Kate ChopinKate Chopin
08 February 1850
Author

Horatio AlgerHoratio Alger
13 January 1832
American writer

Carl SandburgCarl Sandburg
06 January 1878
Writer & Editor
Aldo LeopoldAldo Leopold
11 January 1887
 

Will DurantWill Durant
05 November 1885
Writer, Historian, Philosopher

Walter LippmannWalter Lippmann
23 September 1889
First to introduce the concept of Cold War

Edna St. Vincent MillayEdna St. Vincent Millay
22 February 1892
Poetess and Playwright
Wallace StevensWallace Stevens
02 October 1879
Poet

Mary McLeod BethuneMary McLeod Bethune
10 July 1875
Educator
Margaret FullerMargaret Fuller
23 May 1810
 

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

John GalsworthyJohn Galsworthy
14 August 1867
Nobel Laureate in Literature
Sholem AleichemSholem Aleichem
02 March 1859
Author

James Weldon JohnsonJames Weldon Johnson
17 June 1871
Author
Henry AdamsHenry Adams
16 February 1838
Historian

John Greenleaf WhittierJohn Greenleaf Whittier
17 December 1807
Poet

Claude McKayClaude McKay
15 September 1889
Writer
Sherwood AndersonSherwood Anderson
13 September 1876
Writer

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

Katherine Anne PorterKatherine Anne Porter
15 May 1890
Journalist, Essayist, Writer, Novelist

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

Matilda GageMatilda Joslyn Gage
24 March 1826
Abolitionist, Freethinker, Author
Ella Wheeler WilcoxElla Wheeler Wilcox
05 November 1850
Poet and Mystic Rosicrucian
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

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

Don MarquisDon Marquis
29 July 1878
Humorist

Thomas Bailey AldrichThomas Bailey Aldrich
11 November 1836
Poet & Novelist

Malcolm CowleyMalcolm Cowley
24 August 1898
Novelist & Poet
Anna Katherine GreenAnna Katharine Green
11 November 1846
Detective Fiction Writer

Anna Julia CooperAnna Julia Cooper
10 August 1858
Author, Educator
P G WodehouseP G Wodehouse
15 October 1881
Playwright and Author

John ReedJohn Reed
22 October 1887
Journalist, Poet

Pearl BuckPearl Buck
26 June 1892
American writer
Ellen G WhiteEllen G White
26 November 1827
Author

Helena BlavatskyHelena Blavatsky
12 August 1831
Author
Robert StroudRobert Stroud
08 January 1890
Writer

Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor
20 March 1856
Tennis player, Engineer, Economist, Golfer,

Emma LazarusEmma Lazarus
22 July 1849
Poet, Writer, Journalist

Ellen G. WhiteEllen G. White
26 November 1827
Writer
Rose Wilder LaneRose Wilder Lane
05 December 1886
Journalists

Edith WilsonEdith Wilson
15 October 1872
First Lady of the United States
Lady Randolph ChurchillLady Randolph Churchill
09 January 1854
Autobiographer, Writer, Socialite

Jack FrostJack Frost
25 November 1893
Composer
Oscar Hammerstein IIOscar Hammerstein II
12 July 1895
Songwriter, Librettist, Song book, Screenwriter,

Alfred Thayer MahanAlfred Thayer Mahan
27 September 1840
Officer, Geopolitician, Military historian,
Joe HillJoe Hill
07 October 1879
Songwriter, Trade unionist