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Best Authors of the 19th Century

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Not only some of the greatest in the 19th century, but some of the greatest of all time!

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Wolfgang Goethe Report Abuse
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Goethe and Schiller over Dickens and Dostoyevsky? Ridiculous.
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Friedrich Schiller Report Abuse
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Fyodor Dostoevsky Report Abuse
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The greatest of all time
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Charles Dickens Report Abuse
One of the most popular writer in Victorian England; his works include A Tale of Two Cities (1859) and Great Expectations (1860)
144 points - added 7 years ago by writershire - 1 comment
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...and David Copperfield, Bleak House, The Pickwick Papers, Nicholas Nickleby, Oliver Twist, The Old Curiosity Shop, A Christmas Carol and many other incomparable masterpieces.
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Victor Hugo Report Abuse
French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist and the most important writer of the nineteenth century in France. He was also dubbed "leader of the Romantic movement"
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great writter
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Mark Twain Report Abuse
One of the most popular writers of his time, Twain's keen wit and incisive satire earned him great praise from critics and peers alike, labeling his as the "greatest American humorist of his age..."
118 points - added 7 years ago by writershire - 2 comments
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Mark Twain clearly show the best skills of these authors
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I think Mark Twain should have been first.
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Karl Mai Report Abuse
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Edgar Allan Poe Report Abuse
The writer who is most well-known for his short stories that border on "gothic" subjects of mystery and horror.
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Theodor Fontane Report Abuse
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Friedrich Hölderlin Report Abuse
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James Fennimore Cooper Report Abuse
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Leo Tolstoy Report Abuse
He is the best and yet not in the list, Really!!!
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Ralph Waldo Emerson Report Abuse
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Oscar Wilde Report Abuse
Picture of Dorian Grey....thats why
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Agatha Christie Report Abuse
One of the most popular writers of her time, only some books written by her have not become all time hits. Her way of writing is just amazing. Some of her greatest works are: AND THEN THERE WERE NONE & MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
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Charles Darwin
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Not from the 19th century!
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Benjamin Disraeli Report Abuse
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William Black Report Abuse
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Nathaniel Hawthorne Report Abuse
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Julia Howe Report Abuse
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Thomas Aldrich Report Abuse
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Washington Irving Report Abuse
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William Bryant Report Abuse
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Emily Dickinson Report Abuse
Emily is unquestionably the most well known and admired female poet of her time. While a lot of her poems are referred to as "sad and moody," there's plenty of humor and irony in them too.
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William Collins Report Abuse
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