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Edgar Allan Poe

1809 - 1849

Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, editor and literary critic. He was the central figure of Romanticism in the United States and one of the country’s earliest practitioners of the short story. He is very famous for his tales and poems of horror and mystery, his short stories and his use of the macabre. He was also the first well known American writer to try and make a living out of writing
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Herman Melville

1819 - 1891

The American novelist, short story writer and poet, Herman Melville, was a part of the American Renaissance period. His best known work, Moby Dick, was sold poorly before becoming his masterpiece. This novel is based on both Melville’s years of experience abroad as a crew member of whaleships and on the real life disaster of the Essex whaleship. Melville also wrote several other sea adventure
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Nathaniel Hawthorne

1804 - 1864

Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist and short story writer. Even though he was aquainted with the transcendantalists, he was part of the Romantic movement, and more specifically of Dark Romanticism. Hawthorne was the master of allegorical and symbolic tales. His main themes were focused on the inherent evil and sin of humanity. His works often have a moral message and a deep psychological