19th century was a period of writer’s paradise – with so many literary giants and eminent authors who penned classics one after the other, how else can one describe the period? Literature flourished and burgeoned in its full bloom during the century with the world having some of the most influential writers take to pen to churn out archetypal books that have defined various literary genres. Their body of work are today considered magnum opuses. Though a century has passed on from thence, their greatness can still be felt in their books and volumes that mirror their outstanding capabilities and their monumental achievements. When Charles Dickens took to pen, out came classics such as ‘Oliver Twist’, ‘David Copperfield’ and ‘Great Expectations’ that depicted the social condition of Victorian Britain. Walt Whitman dodged convention when he came up with his literary masterpiece ‘Leaves of Grass’. Have you grown up reading the tales of the characters of Rip Van Winkle or Ichabod Crane? If yes, then you have Washington Irving to thank for your first literary experience. Ralph Waldo Emerson started what eventually became known as Era of Transcendentalism in literature when he penned his essays. However, these are just a handful of the numerous magnificent writers that 19th century bestowed upon us. It is to these great legendary litterateurs that we have this segment here. Read on to find out more about famous writers of the 19th century.
J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien

03 January 1892

British

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf

25 January 1882

British

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway

21 July 1899

American

Agatha ChristieAgatha Christie

15 September 1890

British

Helen KellerHelen Keller

27 June 1880

American

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde

16 October 1854

Irish

P L TraversP. L. Travers

09 August 1899

Australian

Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe

19 January 1809

American

Charles DickensCharles Dickens

07 February 1812

British

Leon TrotskyLeon Trotsky

07 November 1879

Russian,Ukrainian,Russian

Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore

07 May 1861

Indian

Mark TwainMark Twain

30 November 1835

American

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C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis

29 November 1898

Irish,British

Aleister CrowleyAleister Crowley

12 October 1875

British

Lord ByronLord Byron

22 January 1788

British

Victor HugoVictor Hugo

26 February 1802

French

F. Scott FitzgeraldF. Scott Fitzgerald

24 September 1896

American

Franz KafkaFranz Kafka

03 July 1883

Austrian

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Leo TolstoyLeo Tolstoy

09 September 1828

Russian

Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson

10 December 1830

American

Rudyard KiplingRudyard Kipling

30 December 1865

British

Robert FrostRobert Frost

26 March 1874

American

Gertrude BellGertrude Bell

14 July 1868

British

Fyodor DostoevskyFyodor Dostoevsky

11 November 1821

Russian

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T. S. EliotT. S. Eliot

26 September 1888

American

H. G. WellsH. G. Wells

21 September 1866

British

Henry David ThoreauHenry David Thoreau

12 July 1817

American

Alexandre DumasAlexandre Dumas

24 July 1802

French

Laura Ingalls WilderLaura Ingalls Wilder

07 February 1867

American

Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll

27 January 1832

British

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James JoyceJames Joyce

02 February 1882

Irish

Walt WhitmanWalt Whitman

31 May 1819

American

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley

26 July 1894

British,American

George Bernard ShawGeorge Bernard Shaw

26 July 1856

Irish

Ralph Waldo EmersionRalph Waldo Emerson

25 May 1803

American

A. A. MilneA. A. Milne

18 January 1882

British

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Hans Christian AndersenHans Christian Andersen

02 April 1805

Danish

William FaulknerWilliam Faulkner

25 September 1897

American

Muhammad IqbalMuhammad Iqbal

09 November 1877

Pakistani

Sarojini NaiduSarojini Naidu

13 February 1879

Indian

Jules VerneJules Verne

08 February 1828

French

Marquis de SadeMarquis de Sade

02 June 1740

French

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Robert Louis StevensonRobert Louis Stevenson

13 November 1850

Scottish

Jack LondonJack London

12 January 1876

American

Anton ChekhovAnton Chekhov

29 January 1860

German,Russian

Herman MelvilleHerman Melville

01 August 1819

American

Bertolt BrechtBertolt Brecht

10 February 1898

German

Buffalo BillBuffalo Bill

26 February 1846

American

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Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston

07 January 1891

American

George EliotGeorge Eliot

22 November 1819

British

Thomas HardyThomas Hardy

02 June 1840

British

Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman

27 June 1869

American

John RuskinJohn Ruskin

08 February 1819

British

Beatrix PotterBeatrix Potter

28 July 1866

British

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Vladimir NabokovVladimir Nabokov

22 April 1899

Swiss,American,Russian

Ezra PoundEzra Pound

30 October 1885

American

William Morris William Morris

24 March 1834

British

Jorge Luis BorgesJorge Luis Borges

24 August 1899

Argentinian

Nathaniel HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne

04 July 1804

American

Marcel ProustMarcel Proust

10 July 1871

French

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Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad

03 December 1857

Polish,Ukrainian,British

D. H. LawrenceD. H. Lawrence

11 September 1885

British

Lucy Maud MontgomeryLucy Maud Montgomery

30 November 1874

Canadian

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë

30 July 1818

British

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein

03 February 1874

American

Henry JamesHenry James

15 April 1843

American

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Bram StokerBram Stoker

08 November 1847

Irish

Harriet Beecher StoweHarriet Beecher Stowe

14 June 1811

American

O. HenryO. Henry

11 September 1862

American

Enid BlytonEnid Blyton

11 August 1897

British

Henrik IbsenHenrik Ibsen

20 March 1828

Norwegian

Eugene Gladstone O'Neill Eugene O'Neill

16 October 1888

American

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Hermann HesseHermann Hesse

02 July 1877

Swiss,German

Upton SinclairUpton Sinclair

20 September 1878

American

Charles BaudelaireCharles Baudelaire

09 April 1821

French

Federico García LorcaFederico García Lorca

05 June 1898

Spanish

Elizabeth Barrett BrowningElizabeth Barrett Browning

06 March 1806

British

Maria MontessoriMaria Montessori

31 August 1870

Italian

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Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott

29 November 1832

American

Alice Roosevelt LongworthAlice Roosevelt Longworth

12 February 1884

American

Robert BrowningRobert Browning

07 May 1812

British