Authors of the 18th & 19th Century

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    Famous Authors

  • Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin
    (1706-1790) American writer. Benjamin Franklin was a Boston-born inventor, statesman, patriot, and publisher. He's well-known for his "Autobiography," and for his role in the American Revolution (1775-1783).
  • Elizabeth Ashbridge

    (1713-1755) Irish/American writer. Elizabeth Ashbridge was an indentured servant who immigrated from Ireland to America in 1732. She later returned to Ireland.
  • Oliver Goldsmith

    Oliver Goldsmith
    (1730-1774) Irish writer. Oliver Goldsmith was a novelist, poet, essayist, and playwright. He's known for his play, "She Stoops to Conquer," and his novel, "The Vicar of Wakefield."
  • Anna Laetitia Aikin

    Anna Laetitia Aikin
    British writer. Anna Laetitia Aikin, also known by her married name, Barbauld, wrote poetry about the early years of Britain's era of world power.
  • John Cleland

    John Cleland
    ) British writer. John Cleland is known for his novel "Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, Or Fanny Hill" (1748-49).
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Nathaniel Hawthorne
    NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE was born at Salem, Massachusetts, July 4, 1804, and he died at Plymouth, New Hampshire, May 19, 1864.
  • edgar Allen Poe

    edgar Allen Poe
    EDGAR ALLEN POE was born in Boston, January 19, 1809, and after a tempestuous life of forty years, he died in the city of Baltimore, October 7, 1849.
  • Charles Dickens

    Charles Dickens
    In 1843 he commenced "Martin Chuzzlewit," but this did not sell to meet his expectations. In the same year he wrote the "Christmas Carols." Quitting England again, he settled in Genoa, where he finished "Chuzzlewit," and wrote the "Chimes," his Christmas tale for 1844.
  • Mark Twain

    Mark Twain
    SAMUEL LANGHORNE CLEMENS, better known as Mark Twain, was born in Florida, Monroe County, Missouri, November 30, 1835. His works have been immensely popular, and have brought him an ample fortune, thus enabling him to devote his entire time to literature.