19th Century Novelists
Find out more about the greatest 19th Century Novelists, including Lucy Maud Montgomery, Ernest Hemingway, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain and J. R. R. Tolkien.
Alexandre DumasAlexandre Dumas
24 July 1802, French
 
Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
21 July 1899, American
Journalist

J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
03 January 1892, British, South African
Writer

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde
16 October 1854, Irish
Playwright

Leo TolstoyLeo Tolstoy
09 September 1828, Russian
 

Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
07 May 1861, Indian
Poet
Aleister CrowleyAleister Crowley
12 October 1875, British
Occultist

Charles DickensCharles Dickens
07 February 1812, British
Writer

Mark Twain ImageMark Twain
30 November 1835, American
Writer
Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882, British
Novelist

C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis
29 November 1898, Irish, British
Writer
F. Scott FitzgeraldF. Scott Fitzgerald
24 September 1896, American
Novelist

Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad
03 December 1857, Polish, Ukrainian, British
Writer

Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott
29 November 1832, American
Writer

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
26 July 1894, British, American
Writer

H. G. WellsH. G. Wells
21 September 1866, British
Writer
James JoyceJames Joyce
02 February 1882, Irish
Writer

P. L. TraversP. L. Travers
09 August 1899, Australian, British
Writer

Marquis de SadeMarquis de Sade
02 June 1740, French
Erotic Novelist

William FaulknerWilliam Faulkner
25 September 1897, American
Writer, Nobel Laureate
Jules VerneJules Verne
08 February 1828, French
Writer

Vinayak Damodar SavarkarVinayak Damodar Savarkar
28 May 1883, Indian
Independence Activist, Reformer
Alexander PushkinAlexander Pushkin
06 June 1799, Russian
Poet

Robert Louis StevensonRobert Louis Stevenson
13 November 1850, Scottish
Novelist, Poet

Herman MelvilleHerman Melville
01 August 1819, American
 
Vladimir NabokovVladimir Nabokov
22 April 1899, Swiss, American, Russian
Novelist

E. M. ForsterE. M. Forster
01 January 1879, British
Writer
Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
03 February 1874, American
American novelist

D. H. LawrenceD. H. Lawrence
11 September 1885, British
Novelist

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818, British
Novelist
Bram StokerBram Stoker
08 November 1847, Irish
Creator of Dracula

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Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
07 January 1891, American
Folklorist, Anthropologist
Henry JamesHenry James
15 April 1843, American
Writer

Lucy Maud MontgomeryLucy Maud Montgomery
30 November 1874, Canadian
Author

Nathaniel HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne
04 July 1804, American
American Novelist

Paul Thomas MannThomas Mann
06 June 1875, Swiss, German
Novelist, Short Story Writer
ColetteColette
28 January 1873, French
Novelist
Raymond ChandlerRaymond Chandler
23 July 1888, American
Novelist and Screenwriter

George SandGeorge Sand
01 July 1804, French
 

Upton SinclairUpton Sinclair
20 September 1878, American
American writer

Edgar Rice BurroughsEdgar Rice Burroughs
01 September 1875, American
Creator of Tarzan
Sinclair LewisSinclair Lewis
07 February 1885, American
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

Maxim GorkyMaxim Gorky
28 March 1868, Russian
Writer & Dramatist

Edith WhartonEdith Wharton
24 January 1862, American
Writer

Jean CocteauJean Cocteau
05 July 1889, French
Novelist, Poet, Artist & Filmmaker

Erich Maria RemarqueErich Maria Remarque
22 June 1898, German
Novelist
Boris PasternakBoris Pasternak
10 February 1890, Russian, Russian
Poet & Writer

Kazi Nazrul IslamKazi Nazrul Islam
24 May 1899, Bangladeshi, Indian
National Poet of Bangladesh
Guy de MaupassantGuy de Maupassant
05 August 1850, French
Novelist & Short Story Writer

Anne BrontëAnne Brontë
17 January 1820, British
Writer

Robert GravesRobert Graves
24 July 1895, British
Poet & Novelist
Willa CatherWilla Cather
07 December 1873, American
Author

Gustave FlaubertGustave Flaubert
12 December 1821, French
Novelist, Writer
Ernst JüngerErnst Jünger
29 March 1895, German
Soldier, Author, Entomologist

J. B. PriestleyJ. B. Priestley
13 September 1894, British
Novelist and Playwright

Anthony TrollopeAnthony Trollope
24 April 1815, British
Novelist

Frances Hodgson BurnettFrances Hodgson Burnett
24 November 1849, British, American
Novelist

Sarat Chandra ChattopadhyaySarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
15 September 1876, Indian
Writer
Ivan TurgenevIvan Turgenev
09 November 1818, Russian
Novelist

H. Rider HaggardH. Rider Haggard
22 June 1856, British
Writer

Elizabeth GaskellElizabeth Gaskell
29 September 1810, British
Novelist

Miguel de UnamunoMiguel de Unamuno
29 September 1864, Spanish
Writer
August StrindbergAugust Strindberg
22 January 1849, Swedish
Novelist

vNikos Kazantzakis
18 February 1883, Greek
Philosopher and Writer
Knut HamsunKnut Hamsun
04 August 1859, Norwegian
Writer

Luigi PirandelloLuigi Pirandello
28 June 1867, Italian
Writer

E. T. A. HoffmannE. T. A. Hoffmann
24 January 1776, Prussian
Author
Lady Caroline LambLady Caroline Lamb
13 November 1785, British
Novelist

Anatole FranceAnatole France
16 April 1844, French
Writer
John GalsworthyJohn Galsworthy
14 August 1867, American
Nobel Laureate in Literature

Henry AdamsHenry Adams
16 February 1838, American
Historian

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
10 November 1728, Irish, British
Novelist, Playwright, Poet
Claude McKayClaude McKay
15 September 1889, Jamaican, American
Writer

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

Robert W. ServiceRobert W. Service
16 January 1874, Canadian, French, British
Poet & Writer

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

Bertha von SuttnerBertha von Suttner
09 June 1843, Austrian
Pacifist, First Woman to Receive the Nobel Peace
Bret Harte Bret Harte
25 August 1836, American
Author & Poet
Andrew LangAndrew Lang
31 March 1844, Scottish
Poet, Novelist, Literary Critic

Alphonse DaudetAlphonse Daudet
13 May 1840, French
Novelist, Short story writer, playwright, poet

Sir Arthur Conan DoyleSir Arthur Conan Doyle
22 May 1859, British, Scottish
Writer & Physician

Ivan BuninIvan Bunin
22 October 1870, Russian
Writer
Sigrid UndsetSigrid Undset
20 May 1882, Norwegian
Nobel Laureate in Literature

Alfred de MussetAlfred de Musset
11 December 1810, French
Dramatist, Poet, Novelist

Nirad C. ChaudhuriNirad C. Chaudhuri
23 November 1897, Indian
Indian writer

Munshi PremchandMunshi Premchand
31 July 1880, Indian
Novelist and Author

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
29 August 1809, American
Writer, Physician
Grazia DeleddaGrazia Deledda
27 September 1871, Italian
Nobel Laureate in Literature

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
22 March 1808, British
Author
Bankim Chandra ChattopadhyaBankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
27 June 1838, Indian
 

Mário de AndradeMário de Andrade
09 October 1893, Brazilian
Poet
Christopher MorleyChristopher Morley
05 May 1890, American
Journalist, Novelist
Anna Katherine GreenAnna Katharine Green
11 November 1846, American
Detective Fiction Writer