Romantic novelists and writers of fiction:

Romantic literature can be distinguished by its subject matter. Nature is often celebrated or is a key part of the story and the characters are depicted having spiritual lives and imagination. There is often a sense of isolation and tragedy intertwined with ordinary lives. Major examples of the genre would be Emily Bronte, Edgar Allan Poe and Mary Shelley but there are many others from the late eighteenth to mid nineteenth centuries.

People in this field include:

Bettina von Arnim (nee Brentano) (1785-1859) German novelist, publisher, composer, singer, visual artist, and social activist. See her full page here.

Carl Joachim Friedrich Ludwig von Arnim: (1781-1831) German poet and novelist. See his full page.

Jane Austen: (1775-1817) English novelist. See her full page here.

Anne Bronte: (1820-1849) English novelist and poet. See her full page here.

Charlotte Brontë: (1816-1855) English novelist. See her full page here.

Emily Bronte: (1818-1848) English novelist and poet. See her full page here.

François-René de Chateaubriand: (1768-1848) French writer, politician, diplomat and historian. See his full page here.

Alexandre Dumas: (1802-1870) French novelist and playwright. See his full page here.

Maria Edgeworth: (1768-1849) Anglo-Irish novelist of realist adults and children’s literature. See her full page here.

Gustave Flaubert: (1821-1880) French novelist. See his full page here.

Theophile Gautier: (1811-1872) French poet, novelist, journalist, and art and literary critic. See his full page here.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: (1749-1832) German poet, playwright, novelist, scientist, statesman, theatre director and critic. See his full page here.

Nikili Gogol: 1809-1852) Russian novelist, short story writer and playwright. See his full page here.

Seweryn Goszczyński: (1801-1876) Polish Romantic prose writer and poet. See his full page here.

Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm: (1785–1863) German author, linguist, philologist, jurist, and folklorist. See his full page here.

Wilhelm Carl Grimm: (1786–1859) German author and anthropologist. See his full page here.

Nathaniel Hawthorne: (1804-1864) American novelist and short story writer. See his full page here.

William Hazlitt: (1778-1830) English radical essayist and polemicist. See his full page here.

Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann: (1776-1822) German author of fantasy and Gothic horror, a jurist, composer, music critic and artist. See his full page here.

Washington Irving: (1783-1859) American short-story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat. See his full page here.

Jozef Ignacy Kraszewski: (1812-1887) Polish writer, publisher, historian, journalist, scholar and painter.  See his full page here.

Charles Lamb: (1775-1834) English essayist and friend of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. See his full page here.

Allessandro Francesco Tommaso Antonio Manzoni: (1785-1873) Italian poet, novelist and philosopher. See his full page here.

Herman Melville: (1819-1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet. See his full page here.

Prosper Merimee: (1803-1870) French writer and a pioneer of the novella. See his full page here.

Novalis: (Birth name Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg) was a German aristocrat and poet, novelist, philosopher and mystic. See his full page here.

Thomas Love Peacock: (1785-1866) English novelist, poet, and official of the East India Company. See his full page here.

Edgar Alan Poe: (1809-1849) American writer, poet, editor, and literary critic. See his full page here.

Thomas de Quincey: (1785-1859) English author most famous for writing “Confessions of an English Opium Eater”. See his full page here.

Jean Paul Friedrich Richter: (1763-1825) German Romantic writer of humorous novels and stories. See is full page here.

George Sand: (pseudonym of Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin de Francueil) (1804-1876) French novelist, memoirist and journalist. See her full page here.

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller: (1759-1805) German physician, playwright, poet, and philosopher. See his full page here.

Friedrich von Schlegel: (1772-1829) German poet, philosopher, philologist, critic and Indologist. See his full page here.

Walter Scott: (1771-1832) Scottish historian, novelist, poet, and playwright. See his full page here.

Mary Shelley: (1797-1851) English novelist and translator. See her full page here.

Dorothea Veit-Schlegel (1764-1839) German novelist and translator. See her full page here.

Stendhal: (1783-1842) French novelist. See his full page here.

Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder: (1773-1798) German writer and jurist. See his full page here.