15 Authors’ Epitaphs

This week sees the latest instalment in my famous author series. Here are 15 famous authors’ epitaphs:

Grave

John Keats – (1795 – 1821) – Here Lies One Whose Name was Writ in Water

Edgar Allan Poe – (1809 – 1849) – Quoth the Raven, Nevermore

Emily Dickinson – (1830 – 1886) – Called Back

Oscar Wilde – (1854 – 1900) – And alien tears will fill for him. Pity’s long broken urn, For his mourners will be outcast men, And outcasts always mourn. (from Wilde’s poem,  The Battle of Reading Goal).                                       

Jack London – (1876 – 1916) – The Stone the Builders Rejected

Joseph Conrad – (1857 – 1924) – Sleep after toyle, port after stormie seas, Ease after warre, death after life, does greatly please.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – (1859 – 1930) – Steel true, Blade Straight.

Quill

D. H. Lawrence – 
(1885-1930) – Homo sum! the adventurer

H.P. Lovecraft – (1890 – 1937) – I am Providence

F. Scott Fitzgerald – (1896 – 1940) & Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald – (1900 – 1948) So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. – (The Great Gatsby).

Virginia Woolf – (1882 – 1941) – Against you I will fling myself, unvanquished and unyielding, O Death!

Sylvia Plath – (1932 -1963) – Even amidst fierce flames the golden lotus can be planted. (From Monkey by Wu Ch’Eng-En)

C. S. Lewis – (1898 – 1963) – Man must endure his going hence

Dorothy Parker – (1893 – 1967) – Excuse my dust

Billy Wilder – (1906 – 2002) – I’m a writer but then nobody’s perfect

 
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Necropolis by Guy Portman — Dyson Devereux works in the Burials and Cemeteries department in his local council. Dyson is intelligent, incisive and informed. He is also(more)

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