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Image of medieval traveler Sir John Mandeville.

John Mandeville

(c. 1300 - 1371)

Photograph of French writer Guy de Maupassant.

Guy de Maupassant

(1850 - 1893)

Image of English journalist and sociologist Henry Mayhew.

Henry Mayhew

(1812 - 1887)

Black and white image of American writer Herman Melville.

Herman Melville

(1819 - 1891)

Photograph of American oceanographer Charles Moore.

Charles Moore

Black and white photograph of American poet Marianne Moore.

Marianne Moore

(1887 - 1972)

Photograph of American dramatist Eugene O’Neill.

Eugene O’Neill

(1888 - 1953)

Engraving of Pliny the Elder.

Pliny the Elder

(23 - 79)

Black and white image of Greek biographer and writer Plutarch.

Plutarch

(46 - c. 120)

Photograph of American novelist Katherine Anne Porter.

Katherine Anne Porter

(1890 - 1980)

Painting of François Rabelais.

François Rabelais

(1494 - 1553)

Painting of English privateer Woodes Rogers.

Woodes Rogers

(c. 1679 - 1732)

Janet Schaw

(c. 1731 - c. 1801)

Photograph of German-English novelist W.G. Sebald.

W.G. Sebald

(1944 - 2001)

Engraving of William Shakespeare from the first folio edition.

William Shakespeare

(1564 - 1616)

Photograph of American novelist Maggie Shipstead.

Maggie Shipstead

Portrait of English novelist and poet Charlotte Smith.

Charlotte Smith

(1749 - 1806)

Engraving of Scottish economist Adam Smith.

Adam Smith

(1723 - 1790)

Moses Smith

(1783 - 1870)

Photograph of author Charles Sprawson in subway station.

Charles Sprawson

Black and white photograph of American novelist John Steinbeck.

John Steinbeck

(1902 - 1968)

Black and white photograph of Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson.

Robert Louis Stevenson

(1850 - 1894)

Achilles Tatius

(c. 200 - c. 250)

Photograph of Titanic survivor Jack Thayer.

Jack Thayer

(1894 - 1945)