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Book Riot's 51 Must-Read Literary Biographies

Book Riot has compiled a list of 51 must-read literary biographies. Have you already read any of these books?
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1
The Peabody Sisters (Megan Marshall)
2
Margaret Fuller: A New American Life
3
The Silent Woman (Janet Malcolm)
4
Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley (Charlotte Gordon)
5
Neruda (Mark Eisner)
6
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom (David W. Blight)
7
Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father (John Matteson)
8
Genet: A Biography of Janet Flanner (Brenda Wineapple)
9
Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde (Alexis De Veaux)
10
Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) (Stacy Schiff)
11
Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadow: A History of Love and Violence Among the African American Elite (Eleanor Alexander)
12
The Blue Hour (Lilian Pizzichini)
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13
Chester B. Himes (Lawrence P. Jackson)
14
Mary Shelley (Miranda Seymour)
15
James Baldwin (David Leeming)
16
Born to Be Posthumous (Mark Dery)
17
Becoming Modern: The Life of Mina Loy (Carolyn Burke)
18
Rebecca West (Victoria Glendinning)
19
The Bronte Myth (Lucasta Miller)
20
Anais Nin: A Biography (Deirdre Bair)
21
Simone De Beauvoir: A Biography (Deirdre Bair)
22
Virginia Woolf (Hermione Lee)
23
Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector (Benjamin Moser)
24
Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray (Rosalind Rosenberg)
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25
Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'connor (Brad Gooch)
26
How to Live: Or a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer (Sarah Bakewell)
27
Ralp Ellison: A Biography (Arnold Rampersand)
28
The Life of Langston Hughes (Arnold Rampersad)
29
Edith Wharton: A Life (Hermione Lee)
30
Wrapped in Rainbows (Valerie Boyd)
31
I Am Alive and You Are Dead: A Journey Into the Mind of Philip K. Dick (Emmanuel Carrere)
32
Richard Wright: The Life and Times (Hazel Rowley)
33
The Life of Emily Dickinson (Richard B. Sewall)
34
Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life
35
Katherine Anne Porter: The Life of an Artist (Darlene Harbour Unrue)
36
Zelda (Nancy Milford)
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37
Iris Murdoch: A Life (Peter J.Conradi)
38
Poet of the Appetites (Joan Reardon)
39
Alice Walker: A Life (Evelyn C. White)
40
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life (Ruth Franklin)
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