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Here are some essayists whose works are essential understanding the historical tradition of the personal essay.

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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne Report Abuse
Montaigne is the 16th century Frenchman who first used the term “essay” to describe this type of writing.
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Virginia Woolf Report Abuse
The true 20th century diva of American literature, Woolf’s work opened up the essayistic doors for writers who weren’t male, wealthy, nor white.
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William Hazlitt Report Abuse
With Lamb, Hazlitt was an extremely well-known contributor to London periodicals.
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Charles Lamb Report Abuse
Most often writing under the pseudonym of “Elia,” Lamb’s work was published primarily in London periodicals in the 19th century.
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A. A. Milne Report Abuse
Yes, the whimsical writer of Winnie-the-Pooh first made his living writing columns and essays for London newspapers.
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