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Images of famous writers in history who have written books, plays, essays, and poetry which have stood the test of time

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Christopher Marlowe (c. 1564–1593) Featured Famous Writers Image

Christopher Marlowe (c. 1564–1593)

Christopher Marlowe was a poet and playwright at the forefront of the 16th-century dramatic renaissance. His literary career lasted less than six years, and his life only 29 years, his achievements, most notably the play The Tragicall History of Doctor Faustus, ensured his lasting legacy.
This is the only known portrait of him. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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Zora Neale Hurston Portrait Featured Famous Writers Image

Zora Neale Hurston Portrait

Portrait of Zora Neale Hurston, circa 1940s, a world-renowned writer and anthropologist. Hurston's novels, short stories, and plays often depicted African American life in the South. Her work in anthropology examined black folklore. Hurston influenced many writers, forever cementing her place in history as one of the foremost female writers of the 20th century.(Photo by Fotosearch/Getty Images)

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Zora Neale Hurston Featured Famous Writers Image

Zora Neale Hurston

Portrait of author Zora Neale Hurston, circa 1940s.
Zora Hurston was a world-renowned writer and anthropologist. Hurston?s novels, short stories, and plays often depicted African American life in the South. Her work in anthropology examined black folklore. Hurston influenced many writers, forever cementing her place in history as one of the foremost female writers of the 20th century.(Photo by Fotosearch/Getty Images).
(Photo by Fotosearch/Getty Images)

© 2010 Getty Images