The Great Authorial Hook-Up Chart

Rebecca OConnell

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Turns out that the authors of all your favorite classic literature are more connected than you would think. Thanks to The Airship Daily's investigative research, we have a pretty intricate web of authorial hook-ups. From single kisses to torrid affairs, this helpful flowchart connects authors, actors, and other cultural icons. There's even a presidential appearance.

While it's no mystery who Oscar Wilde was talking about when he said, "I have the kiss of Walt Whitman still on my lips," maybe this flowchart can illuminate some of the more mysterious romantic inspirations.