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01/29/2013 07:34 am ET

Literary History, Seen Through Big Data’s Lens - NYTimes.com

Any list of the leading novelists of the 19th century, writing in English, would almost surely include Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Mark Twain.

But they do not appear at the top of a list of the most influential writers of their time.

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