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Top 100 authors
Most popular authors by page views on 01 January 2011
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1 Lovecraft, H. P.H. P. Lovecraft 101 American author of fantasy, horror and science fiction. HP Lovecraft (par Dominique Signoret).jpg
2 Howard, Robert ErvinRobert Ervin Howard 78 American author of fantasy and historical adventure pulp stories. Robert E Howard suit.jpg
3 Poe, Edgar AllanEdgar Allan Poe 52 American poet, short story writer, editor and critic Edgar Allan Poe 2.jpg
4 McGonagall, William TopazWilliam Topaz McGonagall 36 Scottish poet William McGonagall.jpg
5 Doyle, Arthur ConanArthur Conan Doyle 35 A Scottish author of Irish descent most famously known for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes. Conan doyle.jpg
5 Dickinson, EmilyEmily Dickinson 35 American poet Emily Dickinson daguerreotype (Restored).jpg
7 Shakespeare, WilliamWilliam Shakespeare 33 English poet and playwright considered to be the greatest writer in the English language. William shakespeare dm.jpg
8 Tennyson, AlfredAlfred Tennyson 27 The Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom after William Wordsworth and one of the most popular English poets in literature. Alfred Tennyson 2.jpg
9 Donne, JohnJohn Donne 26 Jacobean metaphysical poet. John Donne by Isaac Oliver.jpg
10 Harte, BretBret Harte 25 American author and poet, best remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California. BretHarte.jpg
10 Keats, JohnJohn Keats 25 One of the principal poets of the English Romantic movement. John Keats.jpg
12 Bierce, AmbroseAmbrose Bierce 22 American satirist, critic, poet, short story (horror) writer, editor, and journalist. Abierce.jpg
13 Chesterton, Gilbert KeithGilbert Keith Chesterton 21 Prolific English writer of the early 20th century Gilbert Keith Chesterton2.jpg
14 Wilde, OscarOscar Wilde 20 Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories. Oscar Wilde, 1882.jpg
15 London, JackJack London 17 American novelist and noted socialist. Jack London 1914.jpg
15 Stevenson, Robert LouisRobert Louis Stevenson 17 Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer famous for his novels of adventure, romance, and horror. Robert-louis-stevenson.jpg
17 Dickens, CharlesCharles Dickens 16 English novelist whose characters are among the most memorable in English literature. Charles Dickens circa 1860s-crop.png
17 Henry, O.O. Henry 16 O. Henry was the pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter whose clever use of twist endings in his stories popularized the term "O. Henry Ending." William Sydney Porter.jpg
17 Twain, MarkMark Twain 16 Famous American humorist, novelist, writer, and lecturer MarkTwain.LOC.jpg
20 AristotleAristotle 15 Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. Aristotle Altemps Inv8575.jpg
20 Wells, Herbert GeorgeHerbert George Wells 15 British writer best known for his science fiction novels Herbert George Wells in 1943.jpg
20 Gandhi, MahatmaMahatma Gandhi 15 Indian political and spiritual leader Gandhi.jpg
20 Blake, WilliamWilliam Blake 15 English poet, painter, and printmaker. William Blake by Thomas Phillips.jpg
24 Christie, AgathaAgatha Christie 14 British crime writer of novels, short stories, and plays Agatha Christie.png
24 Balzac, Honoré deHonoré de Balzac 14 Nineteenth-century French novelist and playwright
24 Carroll, LewisLewis Carroll 14 English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer Lewis Carroll 1863.jpg
24 Burns, RobertRobert Burns 14 Scottish poet and songwriter Robert Burns 1.jpg
24 VoltaireVoltaire 14 French philosopher from the Enlightment Atelier de Nicolas de Largillière, portrait de Voltaire, détail (musée Carnavalet) -002.jpg
29 Brontë, EmilyEmily Brontë 13 British novelist and poet, sister of Charlotte and Anne Brontë. Emilybronte retouche.jpg
29 Nietzsche, FriedrichFriedrich Nietzsche 13 German philosopher. Nietzsche187c.jpg
29 Carryl, Guy WetmoreGuy Wetmore Carryl 13 American humorist, novelist, and poet
29 Shelley, Percy BysshePercy Bysshe Shelley 13 One of the major English romantic poets, considered to be among the finest lyric poets in the English language. Portrait of Percy Bysshe Shelley by Curran, 1819.jpg
29 Tagore, RabindranathRabindranath Tagore 13 Indian poet, Nobel prize for literature in 1913. Rabindranath Tagore in 1909.jpg
29 Frost, RobertRobert Frost 13 American poet who received four Pulitzer Prizes. Jb modern frost 2 e.jpg
29 SakiSaki 13 British author often referred to as the master of short stories; compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. Hector Hugh Munro.jpg
36 Pope, AlexanderAlexander Pope 12 Considered by many as one of the greatest English poets of the eighteenth century. Alexander Pope by Michael Dahl.jpg
36 Obama, BarackBarack Obama 12 44th President of the United States Official portrait of Barack Obama.jpg
36 Alighieri, DanteDante Alighieri 12 Italian poet, statesman and language theoric. Portrait de Dante.jpg
36 Fitzgerald, Francis ScottFrancis Scott Fitzgerald 12 American novelist, short story writer, and playwright. F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1921.png
36 Bush, George W.George W. Bush 12 43rd President of the United States. George-W-Bush.jpeg
36 Joyce, JamesJames Joyce 12 Expatriate Irish writer and poet, widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Jamesjoyce tuohy-ohne.jpg
36 Spooner, LysanderLysander Spooner 12 American individualist, anarchist, political philosopher, abolitionist, and legal theorist. LysanderSpooner.jpg
36 Kipling, RudyardRudyard Kipling 12 British author and poet. Rudyard Kipling.jpg
36 Coleridge, Samuel TaylorSamuel Taylor Coleridge 12 English poet, critic, and philosopher who was one of the founders of the Romantic Movement. Coleridge.jpeg
36 Gray, ThomasThomas Gray 12 English poet, classical scholar, and professor of history at Cambridge University. Gray0004.jpg
36 Woolf, VirginiaVirginia Woolf 12 British author and literary figure. George Charles Beresford - Virginia Woolf in 1902.jpg
47 Smith, Clark AshtonClark Ashton Smith 11 American poet, sculptor, painter and author of fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories.
47 Burroughs, Edgar RiceEdgar Rice Burroughs 11 American author of adventurous and science fiction pulp stories. E-R-Burroughs.jpg
47 Millay, Edna St. VincentEdna St. Vincent Millay 11 Lyrical poet and playwright; the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Edna St. Vincent Millay 1933 van Vechten.jpg
47 Longfellow, Henry WadsworthHenry Wadsworth Longfellow 11 American poet and educator. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Project Gutenberg eText 16786.jpg
47 Melville, HermanHerman Melville 11 American novelist, essayist, and poet Herman melville.jpg
47 Swift, JonathanJonathan Swift 11 Anglo-Irish writer of novels, poetry and essays. Jonathan Swift by Charles Jervas detail.jpg
47 Tolstoy, LeoLeo Tolstoy 11 Russian novelist. Lew Tolstoi.jpg
47 Johnson, Lyndon BainesLyndon Baines Johnson 11 36th President of the United States. 37 Lbj2 3x4.jpg
47 PlatoPlato 11 Classical Greek philosopher. Plato.png
47 Austen, JaneJane Austen 11 English novelist. CassandraAusten-JaneAusten(c.1810) hires.jpg
57 Franklin, BenjaminBenjamin Franklin 10 American scientist and one of the founders of the United States. Franklin-Benjamin-LOC.jpg
57 Darwin, CharlesCharles Darwin 10 English naturalist. Darwin restored2.jpg
57 Wesley, CharlesCharles Wesley 10 A leader of the Methodist movement chiefly remembered for his many hymns. Charles Wesley.jpg
57 Coates, Florence EarleFlorence Earle Coates 10 American poet. Florence Earle Coates Platinum Print 3.jpg
57 HerodotusHerodotus 10 Ancient Greek historian. Herodotus Massimo Inv124478.jpg
57 Kaczynski, TheodoreTheodore Kaczynski 10 American terrorist. Unabomber.jpg
57 Roosevelt, TheodoreTheodore Roosevelt 10 26th President of the United States President Theodore Roosevelt, 1904.jpg
57 Yeats, William ButlerWilliam Butler Yeats 10 Irish poet, dramatist, mystic and public figure who was one of the driving forces behind the Irish Literary Revival. William Butler Yeats by George Charles Beresford.jpg
57 Wilson, WoodrowWoodrow Wilson 10 28th President of the United States. President Woodrow Wilson.jpg
57 Lincoln, AbrahamAbraham Lincoln 10 16th President of the United States. Abraham Lincoln head on shoulders photo portrait.jpg
67 Schopenhauer, ArthurArthur Schopenhauer 9 German philosopher. Schopenhauer.jpg
67 Russell, BertrandBertrand Russell 9 British logician, philosopher, and mathematician. Bertrand Russell transparent bg.png
67 Faraday, MichaelMichael Faraday 9 British physicist and chemist. Faraday.jpg
67 Dostoevsky, FyodorFyodor Dostoevsky 9 Russian novelist and writer of fiction. Dostoevsky 140-190 for collage.jpg
67 Byron, George GordonGeorge Gordon Byron (Lord Byron) 9 British poet and a leading figure in Romanticism. Lord Byron coloured drawing.png
67 Thoreau, Henry DavidHenry David Thoreau 9 American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, pacifist, tax resister and philosopher. Henry David Thoreau.jpg
67 Milton, JohnJohn Milton 9 English poet, author, polemicist and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England John Milton - Project Gutenberg eText 13619.jpg
67 James, Montague RhodesMontague Rhodes James 9 Noted medieval scholar and Provost of King's College, Cambridge.
67 Descartes, RenéRené Descartes 9 Founder of Modern Philosophy and the Father of Modern Mathematics. Frans Hals - Portret van René Descartes.jpg
67 Browning, RobertRobert Browning 9 English poet and playwright. Robert Browning - Project Gutenberg eText 13103.jpg
67 Rohmer, SaxSax Rohmer 9 English novelist and pulp writer.
67 Freud, SigmundSigmund Freud 9 Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist who founded the psychoanalytic school of psychology.
67 Tout, Thomas FrederickThomas Frederick Tout 9 English historian, Professor of History at the University of Manchester.
67 Hardy, ThomasThomas Hardy 9 Novelist, short story writer, and poet of the naturalist movement. Thomashardy.jpg
67 Hobbes, ThomasThomas Hobbes 9 English philosopher. Thomas Hobbes (portrait).jpg
67 Mare, Walter de laWalter de la Mare 9 English poet, short story writer, and novelist.
67 Hitler, AdolfAdolf Hitler 9 Austrian-born German Chancellor and Führer of Germany. Bundesarchiv Bild 183-S62600, Adolf Hitler.jpg
84 Stoker, BramBram Stoker 8 Irish writer. Bram Stoker.jpg
84 Elizabeth IElizabeth I 8 Queen of England and Ireland. Elizabeth1England.jpg
84 Leibniz, GottfriedGottfried Leibniz 8 Polymathic genius, with major contributions to several fields. Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz.jpg
84 Potter, BeatrixBeatrix Potter 8 British author, illustrator, and mycologist, famous for her children book. Beatrix Potter1.jpg
84 Maupassant, Guy deGuy de Maupassant 8 French novelist. Maupassant 3.jpg
84 Kant, ImmanuelImmanuel Kant 8 German philosopher. Immanuel Kant (portrait).jpg
84 Bonaparte, NapoleonNapoleon Bonaparte 8 Emperor of France. Detail from a painting of Napoleon.jpg
84 PolycarpPolycarp 8 Christian bishop of Smyrna. Polycarp.jpg
84 More, ThomasThomas More 8 English author, politician, and lawyer. Hans Holbein d. J. 065.jpg
84 Hugo, VictorVictor Hugo 8 French Romantic writer. Victor Hugo.jpg
84 Davies, William HenryWilliam Henry Davies 8 Welsh poet and writer. William Henry Davies.jpg
84 Courtney, William PrideauxWilliam Prideaux Courtney 8 Ecclesiastical Commissioner; of the Reform Club Chambers.
84 XenophonXenophon 8 Ancient Greek soldier and mercenary. Xenophon.jpg