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The Hottest Dead Writers

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List RulesDudes only - novelists, poets, essayists, etc.

The hottest writers who ever lived and died, with pictures of these brilliant men in their prime. These attractive gentlemen wrote some of the best novels, plays, and poetry in literary history - and looked great doing it. Some died so long ago that we don't have photographic evidence of their specimenhood, but that's OK. Their painted portraits and plaster busts live on in our hearts and in our dreams.

Vote up the sexiest authors, poets, and playwrights to move them up the list, and vote down those whose looks just don't ink your quill. And remember, ladies, we all win when we're looking at a list of hot writers.
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