Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (1818 – 1883) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, and playwright. His first major publication, a short story collection entitled A Sportsman's Sketches (1852), was a milestone of Russian Realism, and his novel Fathers and Sons (1862) is regarded as one of the major works of 19th-century fiction.
Alexandre Dumas (Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie; 1802–1870). French writer, known for his historical novels of high adventure. Translated into nearly 100 languages, these have made him one of the most read French authors in history. Many of his novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The 3 Musketeers, 20 Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne: 10 Years Later were originally published as serials. His last novel, unfinished, was The Knight of Sainte-Hermine (The Last Cavalier).
D. H. LAWRENCE--The magnificent here and now of life in the flesh is ours, and ours alone, and ours only for a time. We ought to dance with rapture that we should be alive and in the flesh, and part of the living, incarnate cosmos
Victor Hugo (1802-1885), écrivain français, chef de file du romantisme français. Victor Hugo est peut-être, de tous les écrivains français, le plus remarquable par la longévité de son inspiration et par sa parfaite maîtrise technique. Aussi a-t-il abordé tous les thèmes, utilisé tous les registres et tous les genres, allant de la fresque épique au poème intimiste. Son influence est encore aujourd’hui considérable