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This is a ranking list of essayists. Only top dozen Best Essayists, according to different criteria, are presented. The ranking is in particular based on the number of occurences of each essayist in web pages, news, pictures and people votes in corresponding context.

Overall popularity

RankScoreItem
1. 1841Ralph Waldo Emerson
2. 1505Edgar Allan Poe
3. 1405Oscar Wilde
4. 1293George Bernard Shaw
5. 1173George Orwell
6. 994Langston Hughes
7. 932Malcolm Gladwell
8. 892Christopher Hitchens
9. 837Francis Bacon
10. 815Virginia Woolf
11. 792Samuel Johnson
12. 732Arthur Miller

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Popularity on the Web

ScoreItem
23853Ralph Waldo Emerson
12767George Orwell
12364Oscar Wilde
11402Samuel Johnson
11216Virginia Woolf
10476T. S. Eliot
10173Francis Bacon
8264George Bernard Shaw
8051Gore Vidal
7362C. S. Lewis
7139Susan Sontag
6863Bertrand Russell
 

Popularity in the news

ScoreItem
186Oscar Wilde
90Edgar Allan Poe
56Langston Hughes
43Paul Graham
39John Carey
35Ralph Waldo Emerson
32Malcolm Gladwell
31George Orwell
29Arthur Miller
27George Bernard Shaw
22Norman Mailer
22Edward Said

Popularity in pictures

ScoreItem
903Oscar Wilde
701C. S. Lewis
568George Orwell
523Ralph Waldo Emerson
505Edgar Allan Poe
464Virginia Woolf
397Francis Bacon
270Richard Wagner
215Bertrand Russell
212Susan Sontag
209George Bernard Shaw
195Percy Bysshe Shelley

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