A 17-year-old Ernest Hemingway as a high school junior. http://flavorwire.com/379730/16-fascinating-photos-of-famous-authors-as-teenagers

C. S. Lewis

Virginia Woolf at Monk’s House

J.R. (Johnny Cash), aged 17,

Lewis Carroll, author of "Alice In Wonderland". So that's what he looked like! Now whatever is he holding?

Charlotte Bronte

"Gone with the Wind" author and journalist Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949) Courtesy of Atlanta History Center

Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, best known by her pseudonym George Sand, was a remarkable woman - a prodigious novelist, dramatist and campaigner for all manner of political reform. A rebellious, cross-dressing, cigar-smoking, scandalously-acting woman writer who lived at a time that was certainly much more of a man's world than today. Chopin was only one of many famous men in her life. After the relationship fell apart, in 1847, he scarcely composed again, before his death two years later.

Love this photo of Sylvia Plath (Author of The Bell Jar) surrounded by books.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez with One Hundred Years of Solitude

Anton Chekhov,photographed in 1891 by his brother Alexander

Awesome Photos of Writers Hanging Out via Flavorwire - Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald

Dostoevsky

Lucien Carr, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs, 1944

1920's Ernest Hemingway

Italo Calvino, Torino, Italy, 1950s, uncredited

Young Prince

Guy de Maupassant

Samuel Beckett, an extraordinary writer. It is rare to see him laughing, so I treasure this photo.

Ernest Hemingway partying

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” ― Henry James, photo via Harvard.