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Victor Hugo (1802-1885)
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Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1859)
John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852)
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
Charles Darwin (1809-1882)
William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863)
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896)
Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)
Claude Bernard (1813-1878)
Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855)
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
Emily Brontë (1818-1848)
Karl Marx (1818-1883)
George Eliot (1819-1880)
Herman Melville (1819-1891)
Friedrich Engels (1820-1895)
Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880)
Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881)
R. D. Blackmore (1825-1900)
Jules Verne (1828-1905)
Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906)
Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
Mary Mapes Dodge (1830-1905)
Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)
Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)
Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Henry Adams (1838-1918)
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841-1935)
William James (1842-1910)
Henry James (1843-1916)
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900)

 
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