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7 Greatest American Authors of All Time

Writing is an essential tool to express our deepest thoughts. Writers need inspirations to mold a masterpiece that reflects society and all concepts. America has been a home to thousands of incredible literary works. Here is our list of the greatest American authors who have exuded undying passion to writing:

Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1804 – 1864

Hawthorne was a novelist and short story writer who has been labeled of his dark romantic theme which suggests that sin, guilt, and evil are natural qualities of mankind. His works which are set in a past New England showcases historical fiction with concepts of ancestral sin, guilt, and retribution. His most famous novel is “The Scarlet Letter”.

Edgar Allan Poe, 1809 –1849

Poe was a writer, editor and literary critic who is best known for his poetry and short stories which center mystery and suspense. He is even considered the inventor of detective fiction. His works were not only popular in America, but also in Europe. Some of his notable poems are “The Raven” and “The Bells”. He was also known for his stories The Masque of the Red Death and The Pit and the Pendulum.

Walt Whitman, 1819-1892

Whitman became a prominent poet in the world for his disregard for traditional rhyme and meter to celebrate democracy of thoughts and sensual, please. One of his masterpieces is “Leaves of Grass”, a collection of poems studied by various poets and critics and was transformed into songs and numerous languages. His influence can be found everywhere – feature films, musical works, and best seller lists.

Emily Dickinson, 1830 – 1886

Dickinson is considered one of the most powerful voices of American culture. During her lifetime, she was not known as a poet. In fact, after she died, her sister found almost 2, 000 poems. She experimented poetry and deviated from the conventional first person point of view. The speakers of some of her poems are observers in the society. Her works include “The Soul has Bandaged Moments” and “Fame is a Fickle Food”.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1896 – 1940

Fitzgerald was a novelist regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. He is best known for his “The Great Gatsby” which is a story of doomed love between a man and a woman, in the grip of greed and hollow pursuit of pleasure. This became a constant best-seller which sold millions of copies. He also wrote “The Beautiful and Damned” and “This Side of Paradise”.

Ernest Hemingway, 1899 – 1961

Hemingway was a popular novelist, short story writer, and journalist who published seven novels, six short story collections and two non-fiction literary works. His pieces depend on the themes of love, war, wilderness, and loss. He is notable for his “Indian Camp”, “A Farewell to Arms”, “Death in the Afternoon” and “The Old Man and the Sea”. He has received Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. In 1961, he committed suicide just like his father, brother, and sister.

Henry James, 1843 – 1916

James is considered one of the key figures of the 19th-century literary realism. He is notable for his writings that center a character’s point of view. He used interior monologues and narrators in his stories, which brought a new depth to narrative fiction. Some of his prominent works are “The Portrait of a Lady” and “The Wings of the Dove”

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The Best Writers of All Time

In the present time, we read novels, poems, plays and essays that continue to inspire and awaken us about culture, history and everyday living. These are written by incredible writers who were very passionate in capturing the world. Here is our list of the 10 best writers of all time:

William Shakespeare, 1564 – 1616

William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor and is considered to be one of the greatest writers of all time. He was the man behind the ever popular “Romeo and Juliet” and “Hamlet”. Apart from plays, he is also known for his poems and sonnets. His works are translated into over 50 languages and performed all over the world for audiences of all ages.

Homer, c. 800 BCE–c. 701 BCE

Homer is a Greek poet who is credited as the first writer of the epic stories of “The Odyssey” and “The Iliad” which had an enormous impact on Western culture. Homer’s style falls more in the minstrel poet or balladeer category, with repetitive elements and epic content.

Fyodor Dostoevsky, 1821 – 1881

Dostoevsky is a Russian novelist and a short-story writer who is best known for his novella “Notes from the Underground” and novels “Crime and Punishment”, “The Idiot” and “The Possessed”. Dostoevsky is considered to be one of the greatest psychologists in the history of literature.

Jane Austen, 1775 – 1817

Jane Austen was a Georgian era author who was popular for her social commentary in literary classics “Pride and Prejudice” and “Sense and Sensibility” which bridged the gap between romance and realism.

Leo Tolstoy, 1828 – 1910

Tolstoy is also a Russian author who wrote the acclaimed novels “Anna Karenina”, “Death of Ivan Ilyich” and “War and Peace”. Tolstoy was remarkable of his realistic approach, basing his novels from his day-to-day life activities.

Charles Dickens, 1812 – 1870

English novelist Charles Dickens was considered one of the greatest writers of the Victorian era. He received wider popularity for his simple and sophisticated appeal to his stories. He is widely known for his “A Tale of Two Cities” and “A Christmas Carol”.

J. R. R. Tolkien, 1892-1973

Tolkien was the man behind award-winning novels and blockbuster films “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. He found writing fantasy fiction a hobby. He even felt before that his fans considered him as “lunatic”.

George Orwell, 1903 – 1950

Orwell was an English novelist and essayist known for his “Animal Farm” and “Nineteen Eighty-Four”. He addressed some major political movements such as imperialism, fascism, and communism in his works.

Mark Twain, 1835 – 1910

Twain made his adventures an inspiration to his works including “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”. Twain, who used the pseudonym Samuel Langhorne Clemens was most notable for his distinct humor in how works.

Victor Hugo, 1802 – 1885

Victor Hugo was a French poet, author, and playwright widely known for his “Les Miserables”. He also had his own brand of romanticism which he portrayed on his “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”. In this novel, he also presented how harsh and degrading a society can be.

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