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Classic Authors

They stand out for their brilliant writing and endure for their
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F. Scott

A brilliant writer and social chronicler, his life embodied myths about the American dream, Roaring 20s style.


The grand dame of detective fiction and creator of Hercule Poirot wrote more than 80 whodunits over six decades.

J. R. R.

This Oxford linguistics professor stands out in the sci-fi universe for creating languages, and worlds, of his own.

Zora Neale

Born in the South, she burst into the Harlem Renaissance and blazed trails for future writers, including Alice Walker.


Russia’s master of realistic fiction wrote two great novels of the 19th century, Anna Karenina and War and Peace.

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Ernest Hemingway
The Old Man and the Sea

Mark Twain
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby

Kurt Vonnegut

Truman Capote
Breakfast at Tiffany's

Henry David Thoreau

William Faulkner
Light in August

Louisa May Alcott
Little Women

Herman Melville
Moby Dick

Henry Miller
Tropic of Cancer

Edith Wharton
The House of Mirth

Kate Chopin
The Awakening

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