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.
Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott
29 November 1832, American
Writer
J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
03 January 1892, British, South African
Writer

Charles DickensCharles Dickens
07 February 1812, British
Writer

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
21 July 1899, American
Journalist

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

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde
16 October 1854, Irish
Playwright
Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
07 May 1861, Indian
Poet and Author

Mark Twain ImageMark 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

Bram StokerBram Stoker
08 November 1847, Irish
Creator of Dracula

Alexandre DumasAlexandre Dumas
24 July 1802, French
 

P. L. TraversP. L. Travers
09 August 1899, Australian, British
Writer
Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
26 July 1894, British, American
Writer

Bertha von SuttnerBertha von Suttner
09 June 1843, Austrian
Pacifist, First Woman to Receive the Nobel Peace

James JoyceJames Joyce
02 February 1882, Irish
Writer

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

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

Herman MelvilleHerman Melville
01 August 1819, American
 

Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
07 January 1891, American
Folklorist, Anthropologist
Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad
03 December 1857, Polish, Ukrainian, British
Writer

Vladimir NabokovVladimir Nabokov
22 April 1899, Swiss, American, Russian
Novelist
Henry JamesHenry James
15 April 1843, American
Writer

Nathaniel HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne
04 July 1804, American
American Novelist

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818, British
Novelist
Upton SinclairUpton Sinclair
20 September 1878, American
American writer

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D. H. LawrenceD. H. Lawrence
11 September 1885, British
Novelist
Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
03 February 1874, American
American novelist

Lucy Maud MontgomeryLucy Maud Montgomery
30 November 1874, Canadian
Author

E. M. ForsterE. M. Forster
01 January 1879, British
Writer

Guy de MaupassantGuy de Maupassant
05 August 1850, French
Novelist & Short Story Writer
ColetteColette
28 January 1873, French
Novelist
George SandGeorge Sand
01 July 1804, French
 

Raymond ChandlerRaymond Chandler
23 July 1888, American
Novelist and Screenwriter

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

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

Edith WhartonEdith Wharton
24 January 1862, American
Writer

Maxim GorkyMaxim Gorky
28 March 1868, Russian
Writer & Dramatist

Erich Maria RemarqueErich Maria Remarque
22 June 1898, German
Novelist

Willa CatherWilla Cather
07 December 1873, American
Author
Anne BrontëAnne Brontë
17 January 1820, British
Writer

Jean CocteauJean Cocteau
05 July 1889, French
Novelist, Poet, Artist & Filmmaker
Sinclair LewisSinclair Lewis
07 February 1885, American
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

Gustave FlaubertGustave Flaubert
12 December 1821, French
Novelist, Writer

Kazi Nazrul IslamKazi Nazrul Islam
24 May 1899, Bangladeshi, Indian
National Poet of Bangladesh
August StrindbergAugust Strindberg
22 January 1849, Swedish
Novelist

Robert GravesRobert Graves
24 July 1895, British
Poet & Novelist
J. B. PriestleyJ. B. Priestley
13 September 1894, British
Novelist and Playwright

Miguel de UnamunoMiguel de Unamuno
29 September 1864, Spanish
Writer

E. T. A. HoffmannE. T. A. Hoffmann
24 January 1776, Prussian
Author

Anthony TrollopeAnthony Trollope
24 April 1815, British
Novelist

Lady Caroline LambLady Caroline Lamb
13 November 1785, British
Novelist
Frances Hodgson BurnettFrances Hodgson Burnett
24 November 1849, British, American
Novelist

Claude McKayClaude McKay
15 September 1889, Jamaican, American
Writer

Sarat Chandra ChattopadhyaySarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
15 September 1876, Indian
Writer

Elizabeth GaskellElizabeth Gaskell
29 September 1810, British
Novelist
Ernst JüngerErnst Jünger
29 March 1895, German
Soldier, Author, Entomologist

Ivan TurgenevIvan Turgenev
09 November 1818, Russian
Novelist
vNikos Kazantzakis
18 February 1883, Greek
Philosopher and Writer

Anatole FranceAnatole France
16 April 1844, French
Writer

Knut HamsunKnut Hamsun
04 August 1859, Norwegian
Writer
Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
10 November 1728, Irish, British
Novelist, Playwright, Poet

Luigi PirandelloLuigi Pirandello
28 June 1867, Italian
Writer
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
Sherwood AndersonSherwood Anderson
13 September 1876, American
Writer

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

Katherine Anne PorterKatherine Anne Porter
15 May 1890, American
Journalist, Essayist, Writer, Novelist
Andrew LangAndrew Lang
31 March 1844, Scottish
Poet, Novelist, Literary Critic
Bret Harte Bret Harte
25 August 1836, American
Author & Poet

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

Sigrid UndsetSigrid Undset
20 May 1882, Norwegian
Nobel Laureate in Literature

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

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
22 March 1808, British
Author

Bankim Chandra ChattopadhyaBankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
27 June 1838, Indian
 

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
Malcolm CowleyMalcolm Cowley
24 August 1898, American
Novelist & Poet

Thomas Bailey AldrichThomas Bailey Aldrich
11 November 1836, American
Poet & Novelist
Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
21 April 1816, British
Novelist
Rose MacaulayRose Macaulay
01 August 1881, British
Writer