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

Herman Melville Biography

Melville’s Early Life Herman Melville (1819–1891), American author, was born in New York City on the 1st of August 1819, the son of a commission merchant and importer of French dry goods who lived...

Henry James biography

Henry James Biography

Early life Henry James (1843–1916⁠), American author, was born in New York on the 15th of April 1843. His father was Henry James (1811–1882), a theological writer of great originality, from whom both he...

A sketch of American author Washington Irving when he was a young man.

Washington Irving: A Biography

A biography can be told from many different perspectives, so I thought it would be interesting to share this more modern version of Washington Irving’s life story here. The main biography provides a broader...

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 was a respected British essayist and poet, but he seems to be best remembered for his co-authorship with his sister Mary of Tales from Shakespeare.  Charles Lamb Biography Birth and Education CHARLES...

Dante Gabriel Rossetti [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti was an English poet, illustrator, painter and translator. He founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848 with William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Biography DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI (1828~1882), English poet...

O. Henry Bio

O. Henry Bio

Short biography of O. Henry (William Sydney Porter O. HENRY (1862-1910), an American short-story writer, was born at Greensboro, N.C., on Sept. 11, 1862. His real name was William Sydney Porter, and he came from...

Songs of Experience, written and illustrated by William Blake

William Blake Biography

William Blake Biography WILLIAM BLAKE (1757-1827), an English poet and painter, was born in London on the 28th of November 1757. His father, James Blake, kept a hosier’s shop in Broad Street, Golden Square; and from the...

Oscar Wilde: A Biographical Sketch

Oscar Wilde: A Biographical Sketch

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an immensely gifted English writer who produced a large variety of work ranging from humorous to tragic. He had the capacity to be ridiculous (The Importance of Being Earnest) as well as deadly serious (De Profundis).