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6’5” | 1.96 m
July 26, 1894
Aldous Huxley
196.000
1894.00
50000
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Aldous Huxley
Ayn Rand
131000
5’2" | 1.57 m
February 2, 1905
Ayn Rand
157.000
1905.00
131000
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3D
Ayn Rand
5’11” | 1.80 m
November 29, 1898
C. S. Lewis
180.000
1898.00
68800
GUIDE
3D
C. S. Lewis
5’8” | 1.73 m
February 7, 1812
Charles Dickens
173.000
1812.00
65000
GUIDE
3D
Charles Dickens
6’2” | 1.88 m
February 21, 1962
David Foster Wallace
188.000
1962.00
59000
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3D
David Foster Wallace
5’8” | 1.73 m
January 19, 1809
Edgar Allan Poe
173.000
1809.00
134000
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3D
Edgar Allan Poe
6’0” | 1.83 m
July 21, 1899
Ernest Hemingway
183.000
1899.00
122000
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3D
Ernest Hemingway
5’8” | 1.73 m
September 24, 1896
F. Scott Fitzgerald
173.000
1896.00
62000
GUIDE
3D
F. Scott Fitzgerald
5’7” | 1.70 m
November 11, 1821
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
170.000
1821.00
58000
GUIDE
3D
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
6’2” | 1.88 m
June 25, 1903
George Orwell
188.000
1903.00
111000
GUIDE
3D
George Orwell
5’6” | 1.68 m
September 20, 1948
George R. R. Martin
168.000
1948.00
93000
GUIDE
3D
George R. R. Martin
5’5” | 1.65 m
September 21, 1866
H. G. Wells
165.000
1866.00
36400
GUIDE
3D
H. G. Wells
5’6” | 1.68 m
January 12, 1949
Haruki Murakami
168.000
1949.00
43000
GUIDE
3D
Haruki Murakami
5’7” | 1.70 m
July 12, 1817
Henry David Thoreau
170.000
1817.00
43000
GUIDE
3D
Henry David Thoreau
5’9” | 1.75 m
January 2, 1920
Isaac Asimov
175.000
1920.00
65000
GUIDE
3D
Isaac Asimov
5’4” | 1.63 m
July 31, 1965
J. K. Rowling
163.000
1965.00
360000
GUIDE
3D
J. K. Rowling
5’9” | 1.75 m
January 3, 1892
J. R. R. Tolkien
175.000
1892.00
221000
GUIDE
3D
J. R. R. Tolkien
5’10” | 1.78 m
February 2, 1882
James Joyce
178.000
1882.00
39000
GUIDE
3D
James Joyce
5’2" | 1.57 m
December 16, 1775
Jane Austen
157.000
1775.00
118000
GUIDE
3D
Jane Austen
5’0” | 1.52 m
December 5, 1934
Joan Didion
152.000
1934.00
43000
GUIDE
3D
Joan Didion
5’5” | 1.65 m
February 8, 1828
Jules Verne
165.000
1828.00
40000
GUIDE
3D
Jules Verne
6’2” | 1.88 m
November 11, 1922
Kurt Vonnegut
188.000
1922.00
72000
GUIDE
3D
Kurt Vonnegut
5’11” | 1.80 m
September 9, 1828
Leo Tolstoy
180.000
1828.00
31000
GUIDE
3D
Leo Tolstoy
5’9” | 1.75 m
November 30, 1835
Mark Twain
175.000
1835.00
129000
GUIDE
3D
Mark Twain
6’0” | 1.83 m
April 4, 1928
Maya Angelou
183.000
1928.00
228000
GUIDE
3D
Maya Angelou
6’6” | 1.98 m
September 13, 1916
Roald Dahl
198.000
1916.00
97000
GUIDE
3D
Roald Dahl
5’7” | 1.70 m
June 19, 1947
Salman Rushdie
170.000
1947.00
40000
GUIDE
3D
Salman Rushdie
6’4” | 1.93 m
September 21, 1947
Stephen King
193.000
1947.00
273000
GUIDE
3D
Stephen King
5’9” | 1.75 m
October 27, 1932
Sylvia Plath
175.000
1932.00
134000
GUIDE
3D
Sylvia Plath
6’2” | 1.88 m
April 12, 1947
Tom Clancy
188.000
1947.00
87000
GUIDE
3D
Tom Clancy
5’7” | 1.70 m
January 25, 1882
Virginia Woolf
170.000
1882.00
100000
GUIDE
3D
Virginia Woolf
5’7” | 1.70 m (Estimated)
April 26, 1564
William Shakespeare
170.000
1564.00
705000
GUIDE
3D
William Shakespeare
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Height comparison diagram of F. Scott Fitzgerald compared to other writers

F. Scott Fitzgerald was an American author whose writing became recognized for its descriptions and stories of the 1920s Jazz Age that became highly popular. His most recognized works include This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender is the Night. F. Scott Fitzgerald attended Princeton University, but did not complete his studies. He did not receive any recognition for his writing within his lifetime, but is now considered one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. F. Scott Fitzgerald died on December 21, 1940 at the age of 44.

F. Scott Fitzgerald had a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of F. Scott Fitzgerald with overall height
F. Scott Fitzgerald was an American author whose writing became recognized for its descriptions and stories of the 1920s Jazz Age that became highly popular. His most recognized works include This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender is the Night.

F. Scott Fitzgerald had a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of F. Scott Fitzgerald with overall height
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Nationality: United States

Death: December 21, 1940 (44)

Given Name
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald
Birthday
September 24, 1896

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Henry David Thoreau
Size comparison drawings of Henry David Thoreau comparing the heights of other related writers

Henry David Thoreau was an American author and philosopher, known for being a transcendentalist. His most popular writings are Walden, which was created as a reflection of simple living in natural surroundings and Civil Disobedience. Henry David Thoreau attended Harvard College in the United States. Henry David Thoreau’s writing can be summed up into more than 20 volumes that have made valuable contributions within natural history and philosophy. His writing observed nature, personal experience, and historical lore, while also exploring the ideas of abolitionism, tax resistance, development criticism, and objection in his writing. Henry David Thoreau died on May 6, 1862 at the age of 44.

Henry David Thoreau had a height of 5’7” (1.70 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Henry David Thoreau with height measurements
Henry David Thoreau was an American author and philosopher, known for being a transcendentalist. His most popular writings are Walden, which was created as a reflection of simple living in natural surroundings and Civil Disobedience. Henry David Thoreau attended Harvard College in the United States.

Henry David Thoreau had a height of 5’7” (1.70 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Henry David Thoreau with height measurements
Henry David Thoreau
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Nationality: United States

Death: May 6, 1862 (44)

Given Name
David Henry Thoreau
Birthday
July 12, 1817

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Jane Austen
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Jane Austen in relation to other authors

Jane Austen was an English author known for creating the 6 major novels that interpreted life on the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Her most famous works include Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion. Jane Austen attended Reading Abbey Girl’s School. As an author, Jane Austen uses irony, realism, humor, and social commentary within her work. Jane Austen did not earn any literary awards during her lifetime, but her writing has inspired many other essays, anthologies, films, and productions. Jane Austen died on July 18, 1817 at the age of 41.

Jane Austen had a height of 5’2" (1.57 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Jane Austen labeled with overall height
Jane Austen was an English author known for creating the 6 major novels that interpreted life on the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Her most famous works include Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion.

Jane Austen had a height of 5’2" (1.57 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Jane Austen labeled with overall height
Jane Austen
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Nationality: England

Death: July 18, 1817 (41)

Given Name
Jane Austen
Birthday
December 16, 1775

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Sylvia Plath
Size comparison drawings of Sylvia Plath comparing the heights of other related writers

Sylvia Plath was an American poet, novelist, and author known for exploring and advancing the genre of confessional poetry. Her most notable writings include The Colossus and Other Poem, The Bell Jar, and Ariel. Sylvia Plath received her education from Smith College in the United States. Throughout her writing, Sylvia Plath highlighted the injustices of sex-based roles as well psychiatric care. This led to her becoming a major part of American literature and becoming one of the most admired poets. Sylvia Plath was awarded Glascock Prize and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry after her death. Sylvia Plath died on February 11, 1963 at the age of 30.

Sylvia Plath had a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Sylvia Plath with height measurements
Sylvia Plath was an American poet, novelist, and author known for exploring and advancing the genre of confessional poetry. Her most notable writings include The Colossus and Other Poem, The Bell Jar, and Ariel. Sylvia Plath received her education from Smith College in the United States.

Sylvia Plath had a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Sylvia Plath with height measurements
Sylvia Plath
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Nationality: United States

Death: February 11, 1963 (30)

Given Name
Sylvia Plath
Birthday
October 27, 1932

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Tom Clancy
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Tom Clancy in relation to other authors

Tom Clancy, was an American author and insurance agent known for his detailed espionage and military-science storyline writing. His most prominent works include The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, and The Sum of All Fears. He attended Loyola University in the United States. Most of his writing was set during and after the Cold War. Tom Clancy’s novels sold more than 100 million copies and some were adapted into successful films. Tom Clancy also co-authored the memoirs of top military generals. Tom Clancy died on October 1, 2013 at the age of 66.

Tom Clancy had a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Tom Clancy labeled with overall height
Tom Clancy, was an American author and insurance agent known for his detailed espionage and military-science storyline writing. His most prominent works include The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, and The Sum of All Fears. He attended Loyola University.

Tom Clancy had a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Tom Clancy labeled with overall height
Tom Clancy
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Nationality: United States

Death: October 1, 2013 (66)

Given Name
Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.
Birthday
April 12, 1947

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