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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 Print

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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Four German classic writers, 18th century, wood engravings, published 1897 Featured Famous Writers Print

Four German classic writers, 18th century, wood engravings, published 1897

Four German classic writers of the 18th century: Lessing, Herder, Klopstock and Wieland. Wood engravings, published in 1897

1205785459, Christoph Martin Wieland, Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock

Portrait of Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) Featured Famous Writers Print

Portrait of Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

Vintage portrait of Edgar Allan Poe, an American writer, editor, and literary critic, best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. Notable works include The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Mask of the Red Death, and The Fall of the House of Usher