Lang./Lit. FYI Authors

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  1. Greek, 495-405 BCE
    Plays (Tragedy)
    Antigone, Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus
  2. American, August 1, 1779-1843
    Star-Spangled Banner, The Power of Literature and Its Connections with Religion
    Francis Scott Key
  3. American, 1950-present
    Combat situations
    The Hunt for Red October, Red Storm Rising, Rainbow 6
    Tom Clancy
  4. English, February 12, 1809-1882
    Journal Entries during the Journey of the Beagle, The Origin of Species by Natural Selection
    Charles Darwin
  5. English, August 30, 1797-February 1, 1851
    Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus, Mathilda, The Last Man, The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck, Falkner
    Mary Shelley
  6. British, November 8, 1847-?
    Short stories, novels, nonfiction
    Dracula, Under the Sunset, Famous imposters
    Abraham "Bram" Stoker
  7. American, January 17th, 1706-April 17, 1790
    Informative, informational
    Poor Richard's Almanac, The Way to Wealth
    Benjamin Franklin
  8. Born in Germany but raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, August 12, 1867-May 31, 1963
    The Greek Way, The Roman Way, The Prophets of Israel, Three Greek Plays, Mythology, The Golden Age of Greek Literature
    Edith Hamilton
  9. American, 1899-1960
    Short stories/novels, nonfiction
    The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Old Man and the Sea
    Ernest Hemingway
  10. American, August 22, 1920-June 5, 2012
    Dystopian, science fiction, plays
    Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man
    Ray Bradbury
  11. American, October 18, 1758-1843
    Education books/dictionaries
    A Grammatical Institute of the English Language (aka the Blue-Backed Speller), American Dictionary of the English Language
    Noah Webster
  12. English, October 9, 1940-December 8, 1980
    Music, autobiography
    In His Own Write, Revolution, Imagine
    John Lennon
  13. American, June 14, 1811-July 1, 1896
    Uncle Tom's Cabin, The Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin, Minister's Wooing
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
  14. Greek, 384-322 BCE
    Science, ethics, politics
    Poetics (most famous), Corpus Aristotelicum (Collected works)
  15. English, December 16, 1775-1817
    Romance, realism
    Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma
    Jane Austen
  16. American, September 21, 1947-present?
    Horror, suspense, science fiction, fantasy
    Callie, The Shining, Misery, The Dark Tower Series, The Stand, It
    Stephen King
  17. Austrian, May 6, 1856-September 23, 1939
    Doctor of Medicine, University Lecturer, Goe the Prize, Studies on Hysteria, The Pyschopathology of Everyday Life, Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality, Introduction to Psychoanalysis, Civilization and Its Discontents, An Interpretation of Dreams
    Sigismund (Sigmund) Freud
  18. English, September 21, 1866-August 13, 1946
    Science fiction, social science, fiction
    The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The First Men in the Moon, Kipps
    Herbert George (H.G.) Wells
  19. English, 1660-April 24, 1731
    Editorials, pamphlets, fiction, journalism, etc.
    Robinson Crusoe, The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Colonel Jack, Moll Flanders, Roxanna, The True-Born Englishman
    Daniel Defoe (born Daniel Foe)
  20. English, June 19, 1566-March 27, 1625
    Religious, political
    Demonology, Political Writings, The Essays of a Prentise in the Divine Art of Poetry, Two Meditations on the Revelations, The King James Bible (paid a group of scholars to translate the Bible), An Apology for the Oath of Allegiance
    King James I (VI)
  21. Roman (born in Andes near Mantua), October 15, 70-19 BCE
    Tragedies, poetry
    Eclogues, Georgics, Aeneid
    Publius Vergilus Maro (Vergil)
  22. American, April 3, 1783-November 28. 1859
    History, biography, fiction, short story
    The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., Rip Van Winkle, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Life and Voyages of Christopher Colombus, Tales of the Alhanbra
    Washington Irving
  23. French, February 26, 1802
    Novels, poems, plays
    The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Les Miserables, The Toilers of the Sea, Ninety-Three
    Victor Hugo
  24. American, August 11, 1921-February 10, 1992
    Short stories, novels, autobiographies
    The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots, A Different Kind of Christmas, Queen
    Alex Haley
  25. English, 1340-October 25, 1400
    Fiction, short stories
    Troilus and Criseyde, The Legend of Good Women (never finished/published), The Canterbury Tales
    Geoffrey Chaucer
  26. American, February 1, 1902-1967
    Poetry (especially about African-American race)
    The Negro Speaks of Rivers, The Weany Blues (poetry book)
    James Mercer Langston Hughes
  27. American, August 1, 1819-September 28, 1891
    Fiction, short stories, novels, poetry, adventure fiction
    Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life, The World in a Man-of-War, Moby Dick, Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile, The Confidence Man: His Masquerade
    Herman Melville
  28. American, July 19, 1952-present
    Novels, nonfiction, some children's books
    The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter's Daughter
    Amy Tan
  29. American, January 1, 1919-January 27, 2010
    Short stories, fiction, novels, first person narratives
    "A Perfect Day for Bananafish," The Catcher in the Rye, Nine Stories, Franny and Zooey
    Jerome David "J.D." Salinger
  30. Chinese
    The Spring and Autumn Annals
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