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Leo Tolstoy Report Abuse
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The Death of Ivan Ilyich is comical, yet not, yet comical. It is so short everyone should try it.
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Dosto(Y)evsky
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William Shakespeare Report Abuse
While many people dread reading Shakespearean plays, there are just as many who appreciate him. His ability to play on words and inject so many literary elements into his writing really put him on a level above others.
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Alexandre Dumas Report Abuse
He wrote "the Count of Monte Cristo" and "the Three Musketeers"
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Sound and the Fury???
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Charles Dickens Report Abuse
He has written so many amazing novels that are studied in countless high school and college classrooms through the world.
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Yep. Just A Tale of Two Cities has sold might near 150-million copies. I'm a fan. Got hooked and still am.
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Walt Whitman Report Abuse
Without a doubt one of the most influential and talented poets of all time.
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Ernest Hemingway Report Abuse
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Sorry I added him. I missed him as I scanned.
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Jane Austen Report Abuse
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Forty-something on the list (when I got here)? That's ridiculous. *Rolls up sleeve and presses the "up" button in a burst of righteous indigation*
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He wrote "Paradise Lost"
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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Report Abuse
She wrote "Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus" at the age of 19!
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James Patterson Report Abuse
The best-selling author in the United States. He writes a page-turner like no other and keeps you guessing until the last moment.
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Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn Report Abuse
What he lacked in ability he more than made up with his sheer passion. His "Gulag" series is brilliant, especially since he had to smuggle it out.
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Toni Morrison Report Abuse
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She is underrated. Paradise, Song of Solomon are her best of several.
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Brandon Sanderson Report Abuse
Author of The Mistborn Series and The Storm Light Archives (The Way of Kings). Easily the most diverse Fantasy author ever.
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JK Rowling Report Abuse
She created an entire world that is loved and known by millions of people. She paints pictures with her writing and brings you into her mind.
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