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Aphra Behn was a playwright and punk-poetess who wrote during the 17th century. She was also the first English woman to earn through writing. She wasn't just a prolific dramatist,...

Alexander Pope was well-known for his satirical poetry. His most famous work is The Rape of the Lock. The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations has the second most number of quotations...

Henry Fielding was born on 22 April 1707. He was an English novelist as well as an irony writer and a dramatist. His well-known work is from the earthy humor...

Best known for his work, Paradise Lost, John Milton is said to be the most significant English author. After Shakespeare, of course. His work, Paradise Lost, is considered to be...

Samuel Johnson was born on 18 September 1709 and was often referred to as Dr. Johnson. He was an English writer, a devout Anglican, and a very committed Tory. He...

Emily Brontë was born on 30 July 1818. She gained her name and fame through her only novel, Wuthering Heights. It is now considered a classic in English literature the...