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Photograph of American dramatist Edward Albee.

Edward Albee

(1928 - 2016)

Author and journalist Caroline Alexander.

Caroline Alexander

Anyte

(c. 320 BC - c. 280 BC)

Image of Chinese poet Bai Juyi.

Bai Juyi

(772 - 846)

Image of Japanese haiku poet Matsuo Bashō.

Matsuo Bashō

(1644 - 1694)

Manuscript image of St. Bede.

Saint Bede

(c. 673 - 735)

Photograph of American writer and naturalist Henry Beston.

Henry Beston

(1888 - 1968)

Photograph of traveler and writer Isabella Bird.

Isabella Bird

(1831 - 1904)

Color image of English novelist Charlotte Brontë with book in hand.

Charlotte Brontë

(1816 - 1855)

Photograph of British historian and diplomat James Bryce.

James Bryce

(1838 - 1922)

Photograph of Italian writer Italo Calvino.

Italo Calvino

(1923 - 1985)

Engraving of Portuguese poet Luís de Camões.

Luís de Camões

(c. 1525 - 1580)

Engraving of Italian adventurer Giovanni Francesco Gemelli Careri.

Giovanni Francesco Gemelli Careri

(1651 - 1725)

Sepia toned photograph of Lewis Carroll in a suit, reading a book

Lewis Carroll

(1832 - 1898)

Photograph of Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson

(1907 - 1964)

Photograph of American novelist Kate Chopin.

Kate Chopin

(1851 - 1904)

Painted portrait of Italian navigator Christopher Columbus.

Christopher Columbus

(1451 - 1506)

Black and white photograph of Polish-born English writer Joseph Conrad.

Joseph Conrad

(1857 - 1924)

Painted portrait of British explorer James Cook.

James Cook

(1728 - 1779)

Color photograph of French oceanic explorer Jacques Cousteau in parka.

Jacques Cousteau

(1910 - 1977)

Image of American lawyer and autobiographer Richard Henry Dana Jr.

Richard Henry Dana Jr.

(1815 - 1882)

Photograph of Sri Lankan memoirist and economist Sonali Deraniyagala.

Sonali Deraniyagala

Photograph of English novelist Charles Dickens.

Charles Dickens

(1812 - 1870)

Color portrait of English poet John Donne.

John Donne

(1572 - 1631)