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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
The Reader’s Dictionary of Authors
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Alexis Aar (1853–1916)
Emil Aarestrup (1800–1856)
Ivar Andreas Aasen (1813–1896)
Giuseppe Cesare Abba (1838–1910)
Cleveland Abbe (1838–1916)
Ezra Abbot (1819–1884)
Francis Ellingwood Abbot (1836–1903)
Willis John Abbot (1863–1934)
Charles Conrad Abbott (1843–1919)
Edward Abbott (1841–1908)
Jacob Abbott (1803–1879)
John Stevens Cabot Abbott (1805–1877)
Lyman Abbott (1835–1922)
Thomas Abbt (1738–1766)
Arthur William À Beckett (1844–1909)
Gilbert Abbott (1811–1856)
Peter Abelard (1079–1142)
Lajos Abonyi (1833–1898)
Edmond About (1828–1885)
Abraham a Sancta-Clara (1644–1709)
Laure Junot, Duchesse d’Abrantés (1784–1838)
Emil Ábrányi (1851–1920)
Kornél Ábrányi (1849–1913)
Ismail Ibn Ali Abulfeda (1273–1331)
Abu-Nuvas (d. c. 810)
Lucius Accius (c. 170–c. 86 B.C.)
Bernardo Accolti (c. 1465–c. 1535)
Louis Amédée Achard (1814–1875)
Achilles Tatius (Fifth Century)
Louise Victorine Choquet Ackermann (1813–1890)
Charles Paul Jacques Aclocque (b. 1832)
José d’Acosta (1540–1600)
Lord Acton (1834–1902)
Manuel Acuña (1849–1873)
Francisco Esteban Acuña de Figueroa (1791–1862)
Adam de la Halle (c. 1235–c. 1288)
Adam de Saint Victor (Twelfth Century)
Friedrich Wilhelm Adami (1816–1893)
Abigail Adams (1744–1818)
Brooks Adams (1848–1927)
Charles Adams (1808–1890)
Charles Follen Adams (1842–1918)
Charles Francis Adams, Sr. (1807–1886)
Charles Francis Adams, Jr. (1835–1915)
Charles Kendall Adams (1835–1902)
Francis Colburn Adams
Franklin Pierce Adams (1881–1960)
George Burton Adams (1851–1925)
Hannah Adams (1755–1832)
Henry Adams (1838–1918)
John Adams (1735–1826)
John Quincy Adams (1767–1848)
Myron Adams (1841–1895)
Nehemiah Adams (1806–1878)
Oscar Fay Adams (1855–1919)
Sarah Flower Adams (1805–1848)
William Adams (1807–1880)
William Davenport Adams (1851–1904)
Jane Addams (1860–1935)
Joseph Addison (1672–1719)
George Ade (1866–1944)
Johann Christoph Adelung (1732–1806)
Adenet le Roi (Thirteenth Century)
Felix Adler (1851–1933)
Hermann Adler (1839–1911)
Eufemia von Adlersfeld-Ballestrem (1854–1941)
John Adolphus (1768–1845)
Claudius Ælianus (c. 175–c. 235)
Ælfric (c. 955–c. 1020)
Æschines (389–314 B.C.)
Æschylus (c. 525–456 B.C.)
Æsop (c. 620–560 B.C.)
Arvid August Afzelius (1785–1871)
Adolf Ágai (1836–1916)
Alexander Agassiz (1835–1910)
Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz (1822–1907)
Louis Agassiz (1807–1873)
Agathias (c. 530–582)
Agathon (448–402 B.C.)
Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa (1486?–1535)
Grace Aguilar (1816–1847)
Ventura Ruiz Aguilera (1820–1881)
August Engelbert Ahlquist (1826–1889)
Theodor Welhelm Ahlwardt (1828–1909)
Jean Aicard (1848–1921)
Hamilton Aïdé (1826–1906)
Conrad Aiken (1889–1973)
Lucy Aikin (1781–1864)
William Aikman (1824–1909)
Gustave Aimard (1818–1883)
Walter Aimwell (1822–1859)
Hew Ainslie (1792–1878)
William Francis Ainsworth (1807–1896)
William Harrison Ainsworth (1805–1882)
Thomas Aird (1802–1876)
Sir George Biddell Airy (1801–1892)
Mark Akenside (1721–1770)
Nikoléï Akhsharumov (1819–1893)
Konstantin Aksakov (1817–1860)
Sergey Aksakov (1791–1859)
Lucas Alamán (1792–1853)
Luigi Alamanni (1495–1556)
Alanus ab Insulis (1114–c. 1203)
Pedro Antonio de Alarcón (1833–1891)
John Albee (1833–1915)
Josephus Albertus Alberdingk Thijm (1820–1889)
Francesco Albergati Capacelli (1728–1804)
Paul Albert (1827–1880)
Leone Battista Alberti (1404–1472)
Luigi Alberti (1822–1898)
Sophie Alberti (1826–1892)
Albertus Magnus (1193?–1280)
Erasmus Alberus (c. 1500–1553)
James Albery (1838–1889)
Alcæus (c. 620–c. 580 B.C.)
Baltasar del Alcázar (1530–1606)
Alciphron (Second Century)
Alcman (Seventh Century B.C.)
Amos Bronson Alcott (1799–1888)
Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888)
Alcuin (735–804)
Ramon Aldana (1832–1882)
Henry Mills Alden (1836–1919)
Isabella Macdonald Alden (1841–1930)
Joseph Alden (1807–1885)
William Livingston Alden (1837–1908)
Edwin Anderson Alderman (1861–1931)
Anne Reeve Aldrich (1866–1892)
James Aldrich (1810–1856)
Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836–1907)
Girolamo Aleandro the Younger (1574–1629)
Aleardo Aleardi (1812–1878)
Grigore Alexandrescu (1812–1885)
Vasile Alecsandri (1821–1890)
Mateo Alemán (1547–1614?)
Jean le Rond d’Alembert (1717–1783)
José Martinião de Alencar (1829–1877)
Archibald Alexander (1772–1851)
Cecil Frances Alexander (1818–1895)
Sir James Edward Alexander (1803–1885)
Alexander of Hales (c. 1185–1245)
Wilibald Alexis (1798–1871)
Vittorio Alfieri (1749–1803)
Alfonso X of Castile (1221–1284)
Henry Alford (1810–1871)
Alfred the Great (849–899)
Count Francesco Algarotti (1712–1764)
Horatio Alger (1832–1899)
William Rounseville Alger (1822–1905)
Hippolyte Percher (Harry) Alis (1857–1895)
Ghewond M. Alishan (1820–1901)
Archibald Alison (1757–1839)
Sir Archibald Alison (1792–1867)
William Allan (1837–1889)
Alexander Viets Griswold Allen (1841–1908)
Elizabeth Akers Allen (1832–1911)
Ethan Allen (1738–1789)
Fred Hovey Allen (1845–1926)
Grant Allen (1848–1899)
James Lane Allen (1849–1925)
Joseph Henry Allen (1820–1898)
Carl Ferdinand Allen (1811–1871)
Paul Allen (1775–1826)
William Allen (1784–1868)
Willis Boyd Allen (1855–1938)
Samuel Austin Allibone (1816–1889)
Jabez Allies (1787–1856)
William Allingham (1824–1889)
Hermann Allmers (1821–1902)
Washington Allston (1779–1843)
Nicolau Tolentino de Almeida (1740–1811)
Carl Jonas Love Almqvist (1793–1866)
Wenceslao Alpuche (1804–1841)
Richard Alsop (1761–1815)
Ignacio Manuel Altamirano (1834–1893)
Marie Michel Altaroche (1811–1884)
Nicasio Alvarez de Cienfuegos (1764–1809)
Louis Joseph Alvin (1806–1887)
Johann Baptist von Alxinger (1755–1797)
Marie Friederike Auguste Amalie (1794–1870)
August Wilhelm Ambros (1816–1876)
Saint Ambrose (c. 340–397)
Johanna Ambrosius (1854–1939)
Charles Gordon Ames (1828–1912)
Eleanor Maria Easterbrook Ames (Eleanor Kirk) (1831–1908)
Fisher Ames (1758–1808)
Nathaniel Ames (1708–1764)
Henri Frédéric Amiel (1821–1881)
Daniel Ammen (1820–1898)
Thomas Amory (1691?–1788?)
Thomas Coffin Amory (1812–1889)
Jean Jacques Antoine Ampère (1800–1864)
Gerhard von Amyntor (1831–1910)
Jacques Amyot (1513–1593)
Anacreon (582–485 B.C.)
Julia Romana Howe Anagnos (1844–1886)
Anaxagoras (500?–428 B.C.)
Anaximander (c. 611–c. 547 B.C.)
Anaximenes (Sixth Century B.C.)
Jacques Arsène Polycarpe Ancelot (1794–1854)
Władysław Ludwik Anczyc (1823–1883)
Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875)
Carl Andersen (1828–1883)
Isabel Anderson (1876–1948)
Mary Anderson (Madame de Navarro) (1859–1940)
Rasmus Björn Anderson (1846–1936)
Robert Anderson (1770–1833)
Olegario Victor Andrade (1838–1883)
Johann Valentin Andreä (1586–1654)
Giovanni Battista Andreini (1578–c. 1650)
Charles McLean Andrews (1863–1943)
Christopher Columbus Andrews (1829–1922)
Elisha Benjamin Andrews (1844–1917)
Ethan Allen Andrews (1787–1858)
James Pettit Andrews (1737?–1797)
Jane Andrews (1833–1887)
Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews (1860–1936)
Stephen Pearl Andrews (1812–1886)
Leonid Andreyev (1871–1919)
François Jean Stanislas Andrieux (1759–1833)
Livius Andronicus (c. 284–c. 204 B.C.)
Aneirin (fl. Sixth Century)
James Burrill Angell (1829–1916)
Sir Norman Angell (1874–1967)
Auguste Angellier (1847–1911)
Angelus Silesius (1624–1677)
Louis Angely (1787–1835)
Auguste Anicet-Bourgeois (1806–1871)
Reimér Anslo (1626–1669)
Frederick Rinehart Anspach (1815–1867)
Christopher Anstey (1724–1805)
Antar (Antarah ibn Shaddad) (Sixth Century)
Gentil Theodoor Antheunis (1840–1907)
Charles Anthon (1797–1867)
Antimachus (fl. c. 400 B.C.)
Mary Antin (1881–1949)
Antipater of Sidon (First Century B.C.)
Camillo Antona-Traversi (1857–1934)
Anton Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1633–1714)
Joannes Antonides van der Goes (1647–1684)
Ludwig Anzengruber (1839–1889)
Johann August Apel (1771–1816)
Apollonius of Rhodes (fl. Third Century B.C.)
Thomas Gold Appleton (1812–1884)
William Foster Apthorp (1848–1913)
Apuleius (c. 125–c. 180)
Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
François Arago (1786–1853)
Étienne Vincent Arago (1802–1892)
Jacques Étienne Arago (1790–1855)
János Arany (1817–1882)
László Arany (1844–1898)
Aratus (fl. c. 290–260 B.C.)
Henri d’Arbois de Jubainville (1827–1910)
Julio Arboleda (1817–1862)
John Arbuthnot (1667–1735)
Johann Wilhelm von Archenholz (1743–1812)
William Archer (1856–1924)
Archilochus (fl. Seventh Century B.C.)
Paul Auguste Arène (1843–1896)
Pietro Aretino (1492–1556)
George Douglas Campbell, Eighth Duke of Argyll (1823–1900)
John Douglas Sutherland Campbell, Ninth Duke of Argyll (1845–1914)
Ari Þorgilsson (1067–1148)
Cesare Arici (1782–1836)
Lodovico Ariosto (1474–1533)
Aristides of Miletus (fl. Second Century B.C.)
Aristophanes (c. 448–c. 388 B.C.)
Aristotle (384–322 B.C.)
Victor Vicomte d’Arlincourt (1789–1856)
Thomas Armitage (1819–1896)
Edmund John Armstrong (1841–1865)
John Armstrong, Jr. (1758–1843)
Alessandro Arnaboldi (1827–1896)
Jón Árnason (1819–1888)
François-Thomas-Marie de Baculard d’Arnaud (1718–1805)
Antoine Vincent Arnault (1766–1834)
Ernst Moritz Arndt (1769–1860)
Alfred von Arneth (1819–1897)
Bettina von Arnim (1785–1859)
Ludwig Achim von Arnim (1781–1831)
Sir Arthur Arnold (1833–1902)
Sir Edwin Arnold (1832–1904)
Edwin Lester Linden Arnold (1857–1935)
George Arnold (1834–1865)
Isaac Newton Arnold (1815–1884)
Johann Georg Daniel Arnold (1780–1829)
Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)
Thomas Arnold (1795–1842)
Thomas Arnold (1823–1900)
Arthur Arnould (1833–1895)
Alberto Arnulfi (1849–1888)
Juan de Arolas (1805–1849)
Bill Arp (1826–1903)
Anders Christensen Arrebo (1587–1637)
Arrian (95–180)
Alfred W. Arrington (1810–1867)
Ferdinando Arrivabene (1770–1834)
Timothy Shay Arthur (1809–1885)
Mikhail Artsybashev (1878–1927)
Adolf Ivar Arwidsson (1791–1858)
Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812–1885)
Roger Ascham (1515–1568)
Georg Asmus (1830–1892)
Adam Asnyk (1838–1897)
Joachim María Machado de Assis (1839–1908)
Alfred Assollant (1827–1886)
William George Aston (1841–1911)
John Jacob Astor (1864–1912)
William Waldorf Astor (1848–1919)
Saint Athanasius (c. 296–373)
Athenæus of Naucratis (Second Century?)
Edwin Atherstone (1788–1872)
Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton (1857–1948)
Edward Atkinson (1827–1905)
Eleanor Atkinson (1863–1942)
Faríd-Uddín Attar (c. 1145–c. 1220)
Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom (1790–1855)
Isaac Morgan Atwood (1838–1917)
Théodore Aubanel (1829–1886)
Joachim Marie Jean Jacques Alexandre Jules Aubert (1804–1890)
Philippe Aubert de Gaspé (1786–1871)
François Hédelin, Abbé d’Aubignac (1604–1676)
Théodore Agrippa d’Aubigné (1552–1630)
Olympe Audouard (1830–1890)
John James Audubon (1785–1851)
Berthold Auerbach (1812–1882)
Baron Joseph von Auffenberg (1798–1857)
Émile Augier (1820–1889)
Saint Augustine (354–430)
Marie Catherine, Madame d’Aulnoy (1650/51–1705)
Henri Eugène Philippe, Louis d’Orleans, Duc d’Aumale (1822–1897)
Ludwig Aurbacher (1784–1847)
Mariano Aureli (1820–1892)
Obadiah Cyrus Auringer (1849–1937)
Ausonius (c. 310–c. 395)
Jane Austen (1775–1817)
Alfred Austin (1835–1913)
George Lowell Austin (1849–1893)
Henry Willard Austin (1858–1912)
James Trecothick Austin (1784–1870)
Jane Goodwin Austin (1831–1894)
William Austin (1778–1841)
Joseph Autran (1813–1877)
Mikhail Vasilyevich Avdeev (1821–1876)
Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda y Arteaga (1814–1873)
Paul Avenel (1823–1902)
Dmitry Vassilyévich Averkiev (1836–1905)
Averroës (1126–1198)
Benjamin Parke Avery (1828–1875)
Flavius Avianus (c. 400)
Aylmer Gowing, Emilia (1846–1905)
Jakob Ayrer (1544–1605)
Anne Ayres (1816–1896)
Sir Robert Ayton (1570–1638)
William Edmondstoune Aytoun (1813–1865)
Brother Azarias (Patrick Francis Mullany) (1847–1893)
Massimo Taparelli d’Azeglio (1798–1866)
Manuel Antônio Álvares de Azevedo (1831–1852)
Hayyim Joseph David Azulai (1724–1806)
  
Charles Babbage (1791–1871)
Irving Babbitt (1865–1933)
Babur (1483–1530)
François Noël Babeuf (1760–1797)
Joseph Marius von Babo (1756–1822)
Babrius (c. Second Century A.D.)
Vicente Bacallar y Sanna (1669–1726)
Alexander Dallas Bache (1806–1867)
Franklin Bache (1792–1864)
Irving Bacheller (1859–1950)
Therese von Bacheracht (1804–1852)
John Bachman (1790–1874)
Sir George Back (1796–1878)
Per Johan Edvard Bäckström (1841–1886)
Delia Bacon (1811–1859)
Francis Bacon (1561–1626)
Josephine Daskam Bacon (1876–1961)
Roger Bacon (1214?–1294)
Adam Badeau (1831–1895)
Sir George Smyth Baden-Powell (1847–1898)
Caspar van Baerle (1584–1648)
William Baffin (d. 1622)
George William Bagby (1828–1883)
Robert Bage (1728–1801)
Walter Bagehot (1826–1877)
Jens Baggesen (1764–1826)
Richard Bagot (1860–1921)
Hermann Bahr (1863–1934)
Johann Christian Bähr (1798–1872)
Karl Friedrich Bahrdt (1741–1792)
Bahya Ben Joseph ibn Pakuda (fl. Eleventh Century)
Jean Antoine de Baïf (1532–1589)
Gamaliel Bailey (1807–1859)
James Montgomery Bailey (1841–1894)
Liberty Hyde Bailey (1858–1954)
Nathan Bailey (d. 1742)
Philip James Bailey (1816–1902)
Samuel Bailey (1791–1870)
Joanna Baillie (1762–1851)


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