A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
They story of why and how Charles Dickens wrote his beloved story A Christmas Carol, the tale of a greedy businessman profoundly changed by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come.
Biography of Henry David Thoreau
Concise biography of Henry David Thoreau, one of the most beloved and influential writers of the 19th century.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Transcendentalist Writer and Speaker
Ralph Waldo Emerson was perhaps the most influential American writer of the 19th century, as his essays provoked controversy and thought and he influenced other writers such as Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman.
Walt Whitman: Revising Himself
An informative and well illustrated Library of Congress online exhibit about Whitman's publication of Leaves of Grass.
Walt Whitman: Poet at Work
The great American poet Walt Whitman shook up the 19th century, and his notebooks portray a writer bursting with ideas. The Library of Congress shows off the notebooks in this ambitious online exhibit.
Notable Authors of the 19th Century
The 19th century was known for literary figures. Read about authors of the 1800s, including Washington Irving, Emma Lazarus, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Horatio Alger.
Mark Twain In His Times
A comprehensive site at the University of Virginia featuring the text of many Twain works as well as very informative background information on the various books.
Images of Charles Dickens, the Great Victorian Novelist
Images of Charles Dickens, the great Victorian novelist.
Biography of Charles Dickens
Concise illustrated biography of Charles Dickens, the great Victorian novelist.
William Cullen Bryant
William Cullen Bryant, besides being a renowned poet in the 19th century, was an influential newspaper editor in New York City.