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Classic Authors

Classic Authors


They stand out for their brilliant writing and endure for their
timeless insights. Listen and revel in celebrated literature from
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Popular Classic Writers


F. Scott
Fitzgerald

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











Agatha
Christie

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











J. R. R.
Tolkien

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











Zora Neale
Hurston

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











Leo
Tolstoy

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
Slaughterhouse-Five

Truman Capote
Breakfast at Tiffany's


Henry David Thoreau
Walden


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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