George Marion McClellan


McClellan worked as a Congregationalist minister and as a high school teacher and principal. His writing, generally self-published, addresses religion, nature, and romantic love while only occasionally revealing an emotional struggle against racial discrimination.

Georgia Douglas Johnson

1880 - 1966

A figure of the Harlem Renaissance, Georgia Douglas Johnson wrote plays, a syndicated newspaper column, and four collections of poetry: The Heart of a Woman (1918), Bronze (1922), An Autumn Love Cycle (1928), and Share My World (1962).

H. G. Wells

1866 - 1941

The English novelist, journalist, sociologist and historian, H. G. Wells, had an enormous influence on both his own generation and the one that immediately followed it. Best remembered nowadays for his science fiction novels such as The Island of Doctor Moreau, he was called a father of the genre, alongside Jules Vernes and Hugo Gernsback. He was nominated 4 times for the Nobel Prize in ... [+]

H.P. Lovecraft

1890 - 1937

An American author, Howard Phillips Lovecraft achieved posthumous fame for his horror fiction. During his life, he was virtually unknown by the American public, apart from his publications in pulp magazines. However, now he is regarded as one of the best and most influential 20th century writers of horror fiction.

Hamilton Wright Mabie

1846 - 1916

Hamilton Wright Mabie was an American writer, critic, lecturer and editor during the 19th and early 20th centuries. After law school, he was hired to work for the Christian Union magazine and was later promoted to associate editor.

Hamlin Garland

1860 - 1940

American novelist, poet, essayist and short story writer, Hamlin Garland is generally acknowledged for his fictional works involving hard-working Midwestern farmers.

He was made member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1918 and won the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 1922 with his book A Daughter of the Middle Border.

Harriet Prescott Spofford

1835 - 1921

Harriet Spofford is still today one of the most widely-published American writers. She wrote novels, poems, and detective stories, spanning her career across more than six decades and many literary genres. She had an extraordinary gift for language and wrote beautiful, moving descriptions, evoking intense feelings.

Henry van Dyke

1852 - 1933

Henry Jackson van Dyke, Jr. was an American author, educator, and clergyman, especially well known for his poetry and two Christmas stories, "The Other Wise Man" and "The First Christmas Tree." You will find various religious themes expressed throughout his works. van Dyke was educated and would go on to teach English literature at Princeton University.

Jack London

1876 - 1916

Jack London was the pen name of the American novelist, short story writer, journalist and social activist John Griffith Chaney. He was a part of the radical literary group "The Crowd", based in San Francisco. He also was a spokesman of unionization, socialism and fought for the workers’ rights. His best known works, The Call of the Wild and White Fang, are based on the elemental struggles fo ... [+]

James Joyce

1882 - 1941

The Irish novelist, short story writer and poet, James Joyce, is regarded as one of the most influencial authors of the 20th century. He was a pioneer of the Modernist movement, using stream of consciousness as a narrative device. His fictional universe centers on Dublin: "For myself, I always write about Dublin because if I can get to the heart of Dublin I can get to the heart of all cities in ... [+]