Guide to Authors H - L

LUCRETIA P. HALE (1820-1900) was an American writer. She is known for her stories about the Peterkin family, which she wrote for children;s magazines.

Featured in Autumn in the Air.

FRANCIS BRET HARTE (1836-1902) was an American writer. He is best known for his writings about the American West and the California Gold Rush.

Featured in Train Travel.

OLIVER HERFORD (1863-1935) was an American writer and illustrator. His style of humor in his writing earned him the title of "the American Oscar Wilde."

Featured in Feathered Friends.

LESLIE PINCKNEY HILL (1880-1960) was an American educator and writer. He was a teacher, school principal, and an African-American community leader as well as the author of poetry and plays.

Featured in Christmas Joy.

ALFRED EDWARD HOUSMAN (1859-1936) was an English poet. His most famous work is A Shropshire Lad, a cycle of 36 poems that includes "To An Athlete Dying Young," "The Lent Lily" and "Loveliest of trees."

Featured in Sports and Games and Spring Songs.

WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS (1837-1920) was an American writer. He was editor of Atlantic Monthly magazine and a key figure in the American realistic literary movement.

Featured in Feathered Friends.

JAMES HENRY LEIGH HUNT (1784-1859) was an English writer. He was a minor Romantic poet and friends with the major Romantic poets Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Keats.

Featured in The English Regency.

HELEN HUNT JACKSON (1830-1885) was an American writer and activist. She fought for much of her life to improve the United States' government's treatment of Native American peoples.

Featured in Autumn in the Air.

JOHN KEATS (1795-1821) was an English poet. He was one of the most prominent writers of Romantic poetry along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, but sadly died of tuberculosis at age twenty-six.

Featured in The English Regency.

MAY KENDALL (1861-1943) was an English writer. She co-authored a book with famous fairy tale anthologist Andrew Lang but eventually gave up writing to work for social reform.

Featured in The Theater.

VACHEL LINDSAY (1879-1931) was an American poet. He referred to his poetry as "singing poetry," reflecting its musical quality, rhythm, and the way Lindsay intended the poems to be read aloud.

Featured in Dreams, The Sun, and Books and School.

HENRY WADSDWORTH LONGFELLOW (1807-1882) was an American poet. He is perhaps most famous for his poems "Paul Revere's Ride" and The Song of Hiawatha.

Featured in Jobs and Professions, Feathered Friends, and Childhood.