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Fyodor Dostoevsky Report Abuse
Dostoevsky's literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social and spiritual context of 19th-century Russian society. With the embittered voice of the anonymous "underground man", Dostoevsky wrote Notes from Underground (1864), which has been called the "best overture for existentialism ever written" by Walter Kaufmann. He is often acknowledged by critics as one of the greatest and most prominent psychologists in world literature.
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Charles Dickens Report Abuse
Dickens's novels and short stories have remained ever popular over the years and have remained in print long after fellow writers of his time have vanished. Dicken was a master of prose, and always had an endless arsenal of clever personalities in his stories.
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Leo Tolstoy Report Abuse
His two most famous works, the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are acknowledged as two of the greatest novels of all time and a pinnacle of realist fiction. Many consider Tolstoy to have been one of the world's greatest novelists. Tolstoy is equally known for his complicated and paradoxical persona and for his extreme moralistic and ascetic views, which he adopted after a moral crisis and spiritual awakening in the 1870s, after which he also became noted as a moral thinker and social reformer.
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William Shakespeare Report Abuse
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Miguel de Cervantes Report Abuse
He was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. His magnum opus, Don Quixote, considered the first modern European novel, is a classic of Western literature, and is regarded amongst the best works of fiction ever written. His influence on the Spanish language has been so great that the language is often called "the language of Cervantes".
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Dante Alighieri Report Abuse
Dante Alighieri was a major Italian poet of the Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy, is considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature.
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G.K. Chesterton Report Abuse
Gilbert Keith Chesterton was an English writer and one of the greatest literary figures of the 20th century. He published works on philosophy, ontology, poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics (including Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man), and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction. Contemporary George Bernard Shaw, said of him, "He was a man of colossal genius"
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Ivan Turgenev Report Abuse
His first major publication, a short story collection entitled A Sportsman's Sketches, is a milestone of Russian Realism, and his novel Fathers and Sons is regarded as one of the major works of 19th-century fiction.
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John Grisham Report Abuse
Grisham is best known for his legal thrillers. His books have sold over 250 million worldwide which vouches for his ability to entertain and keep you engaged in his work. To date, Grisham has authored 23 well known books.
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Ann Rice Report Abuse
Ann Rice is a best-selling American author of religious-themed and gothic (vampire) books. Rice's books have sold nearly 100 million copies, making her one of the most popular authors in modern history.
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Charlotte Brontë Report Abuse
Charlotte Brontë was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels are English literature standards. Some of her best known works include Jane Eyre, Shirley and Villette.
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Robert Louis Stevenson Report Abuse
He was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, A Child's Garden of Verses and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
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Geoffrey Chaucer Report Abuse
Geoffrey Chaucer 1343 – 25 October 1400, known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. While he achieved fame during his lifetime as an author, philosopher, alchemist, he is best known today for "The Canterbury Tales" and "Troilus and Criseyde". Chaucer is a crucial figure in developing the legitimacy of the vernacular, Middle English, at a time when the dominant literary languages in England were French and Latin.
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Dr. Suess Report Abuse
Who doesn't know the name Dr. Suess? Most people read Dr. Suess as a child or read the books to their child. Dr. Suess is a household name around the world, with the books being translated to various languages in order to entertain as many children as possible.
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Stephen King Report Abuse
King is best known for his work in horror fiction. Many of his books have been turned into hit movies and television movies. I don't think you can find another horror fiction mind that is as brilliant as Mr. King's. He consistently leaves you on the edge of your seat for the entire action packed novel or movie.
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Victor Hugo Report Abuse
The Dickens of post-Revolutionary France.
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J.R.R. Tolkien Report Abuse
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Barbara Cartland Report Abuse
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Mary Higgins Clark Report Abuse
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Ian Fleming Report Abuse
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Oliver Goldsmith Report Abuse
Oliver Goldsmith was an Irish writer and poet, who is best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield, his pastoral poem The Deserted Village, and his plays The Good-Natur'd Man and She Stoops to Conquer. He is thought to have written the classic children's tale The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes, the source of the phrase "goody two-shoes".
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John D MacDonald Report Abuse
Huge body of work
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Harold Robbins Report Abuse
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Carl May Report Abuse
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J.K. Rowling Report Abuse
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Nora Roberts Report Abuse
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Mahasweta Devi Report Abuse
Notable novelist and short story writer.
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Danielle Steele Report Abuse
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Bankim chandra Chatterjee. Report Abuse
Chatterjee is a great novelist and short story writer.
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Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. Report Abuse
Chatterjee is a great novelist and short story writer.
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Bankim chandra Chatterjee Chattopadhyay. Report Abuse
Chatterjee is a great novelist and short story writer.
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Rabindranath Tagore. Report Abuse
Rabindranath Tagore wrote many of the greatest and most meaningful novels,short stories and plays ever written. Tagore's works are profound and original. I give my highest recommendation for Tagore's works.
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