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.
J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
03 January 1892, British, South African
Writer
Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
21 July 1899, American
Journalist

Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
07 May 1861, Indian
Poet and Author

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde
16 October 1854, Irish
Playwright

Vinayak Damodar SavarkarVinayak Damodar Savarkar
28 May 1883, Indian
Independence Activist, Reformer

Charles DickensCharles Dickens
07 February 1812, British
Writer
Mark TwainMark Twain
30 November 1835, American
Author and Humorist

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882, British
Novelist

C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis
29 November 1898, Irish, British
Novelist

Leo TolstoyLeo Tolstoy
09 September 1828, Russian
 
F. Scott FitzgeraldF. Scott Fitzgerald
24 September 1896, American
Novelist

H. G. WellsH. G. Wells
21 September 1866, British
Writer
Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
26 July 1894, British, American
Writer

James JoyceJames Joyce
02 February 1882, Irish
Writer

P L TraversP. L. Travers
09 August 1899, Australian
Writer & Journalist
Herman MelvilleHerman Melville
01 August 1819, American
 

Robert Louis StevensonRobert Louis Stevenson
13 November 1850, Scottish
Novelist, Poet
Marquis de SadeMarquis de Sade
02 June 1740, French
Erotic Novelist

Alexandre DumasAlexandre Dumas
24 July 1802, French
 

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

Upton SinclairUpton Sinclair
20 September 1878, American
American writer
Bram StokerBram Stoker
08 November 1847, Irish
Creator of Dracula

Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott
29 November 1832, American
Writer

Nathaniel HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne
04 July 1804, American
American Novelist

Vladimir NabokovVladimir Nabokov
22 April 1899, Swiss, American, Russian
Novelist
D. H. LawrenceD. H. Lawrence
11 September 1885, British
Novelist
Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
03 February 1874, American
American novelist

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

Henry JamesHenry James
15 April 1843, American
Writer

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818, British
Novelist
ColetteColette
28 January 1873, French
Novelist

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Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
07 January 1891, American
Folklorist, Anthropologist

Paul Thomas MannThomas Mann
06 June 1875, Swiss, German
Novelist, Short Story Writer

Guy de MaupassantGuy de Maupassant
05 August 1850, French
Novelist & Short Story Writer

Lucy Maud MontgomeryLucy Maud Montgomery
30 November 1874, Canadian
Author
E. M. ForsterE. M. Forster
01 January 1879, British
Writer

Edgar Rice BurroughsEdgar Rice Burroughs
01 September 1875, American
Creator of Tarzan
Boris PasternakBoris Pasternak
10 February 1890, Russian, Russian
Poet & Writer

George SandGeorge Sand
01 July 1804, French
 

Raymond ChandlerRaymond Chandler
23 July 1888, American
Novelist and Screenwriter
Kazi Nazrul IslamKazi Nazrul Islam
24 May 1899, Bangladeshi, Indian
National Poet of Bangladesh

Jean CocteauJean Cocteau
05 July 1889, French
Novelist, Poet, Artist & Filmmaker
Edith WhartonEdith Wharton
24 January 1862, American
Writer

Maxim GorkyMaxim Gorky
28 March 1868, Russian
Writer & Dramatist

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

Erich Maria RemarqueErich Maria Remarque
22 June 1898, German
Novelist

Sinclair LewisSinclair Lewis
07 February 1885, American
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Anne BrontëAnne Brontë
17 January 1820, British
Writer

Willa CatherWilla Cather
07 December 1873, American
Author

Gustave FlaubertGustave Flaubert
12 December 1821, French
Novelist, Writer

Robert GravesRobert Graves
24 July 1895, British
Poet & Novelist
Sarat Chandra ChattopadhyaySarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
15 September 1876, Indian
Writer

August StrindbergAugust Strindberg
22 January 1849, Swedish
Novelist
Elizabeth GaskellElizabeth Gaskell
29 September 1810, British
Novelist

vNikos Kazantzakis
18 February 1883, Greek
Philosopher and Writer

Miguel de UnamunoMiguel de Unamuno
29 September 1864, Spanish
Writer
Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
10 November 1728, Irish, British
Novelist, Playwright, Poet

Knut HamsunKnut Hamsun
04 August 1859, Norwegian
Writer
Anatole FranceAnatole France
16 April 1844, French
Writer

Luigi PirandelloLuigi Pirandello
28 June 1867, Italian
Writer

E. T. A. HoffmannE. T. A. Hoffmann
24 January 1776, Prussian
Author
John GalsworthyJohn Galsworthy
14 August 1867, American
Nobel Laureate in Literature

Sholem AleichemSholem Aleichem
02 March 1859, American
Author
Henry AdamsHenry Adams
16 February 1838, American
Historian

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

Claude McKayClaude McKay
15 September 1889, Jamaican, American
Writer

Sherwood AndersonSherwood Anderson
13 September 1876, American
Writer
Sir Arthur Conan DoyleSir Arthur Conan Doyle
22 May 1859, British, Scottish
Writer & Physician
Bertha von SuttnerBertha von Suttner
09 June 1843, Austrian
Pacifist, First Woman to Receive the Nobel Peace

Andrew LangAndrew Lang
31 March 1844, Scottish
Poet, Novelist, Literary Critic

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

Ivan BuninIvan Bunin
22 October 1870, Russian
Writer
Bret Harte Bret Harte
25 August 1836, American
Author & Poet

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

Bankim Chandra ChattopadhyaBankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
27 June 1838, Indian
 

Munshi PremchandMunshi Premchand
31 July 1880, Indian
Novelist and Author

Sigrid UndsetSigrid Undset
20 May 1882, Norwegian
Nobel Laureate in Literature
Alfred de MussetAlfred de Musset
11 December 1810, French
Dramatist, Poet, Novelist

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
29 August 1809, American
Writer, Physician
Alphonse DaudetAlphonse Daudet
13 May 1840, French
Novelist, Short story writer, playwright, poet

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
22 March 1808, British
Author

William MaughamWilliam Maugham
25 January 1874, British
Novelist & Playwright
Grazia DeleddaGrazia Deledda
27 September 1871, Italian
Nobel Laureate in Literature

Mário de AndradeMário de Andrade
09 October 1893, Brazilian
Poet
Christopher MorleyChristopher Morley
05 May 1890, American
Journalist, Novelist

Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
21 April 1816, British
Novelist

Catherine Helen Spence Catherine Helen Spence
31 October 1825, Australian
Author, Journalist & Politician

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

Rose MacaulayRose Macaulay
01 August 1881, British
Writer
Ivan CankarIvan Cankar
10 May 1876, Slovenian
Writer

Amy LevyAmy Levy
10 November 1861, British
Poet, Novelist, Essayist
Anna Katherine GreenAnna Katharine Green
11 November 1846, American
Detective Fiction Writer

Abraham ValdelomarAbraham Valdelomar
27 April 1888, Peruvian
Narrator
Anton Hansen TammsaareAnton Hansen Tammsaare
30 January 1878, Estonian
Writer