Category: Biography

Biographical sketches of poets and authors.

John Clare by William Hilton

John Clare Biography

John Clare CLARE, JOHN (1793–1864), an English poet, was born 13 July 1793, at Helpstone, a village halfway between Peterborough and Stamford. Early Life John Clare had a twin sister who died before him....

This Herman Melville biography will introduce you the fascinating author of Moby Dick.

Herman Melville Biography

In this brief Herman Melville Biography, you will learn about his first job at the age of 12 and how his sea adventures were transformed into literature.

Henry James biography

Henry James Biography

American author Henry James, a transitional figure between literary realism and modernism, is often numbered among the great English-language novelists.

Daniel Defoe,

Daniel Defoe Biography

Learn more about the life, character, and career of the 17th-century British author of Robinson Crusoe and other works in this Daniel Defoe biography.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, as a dashing figure in 1840.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Biography

The Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge Birth and parents Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834), an English poet and philosopher, was born on the 21st of October 1772, at his father’s vicarage of Ottery St Mary’s, Devonshire....

Charles Lamb Biography

Charles Lamb, a British author and critic, is especially remembered for his Essays of Elia and Tales from Shakespeare, co-authored with his sister Mary.

Anne Bradstreet was an early member of the Massachusetts town of Ipswich.

Anne Bradstreet Biography

Anne Bradstreet was the first American Puritan writer; the first writer published in America; the first female poet published in both England and America.