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Writers don’t always look stylish. Although the notion of the troubled poet – haggard of face, wild of hair – is an alluring one, you often need to be an authentic, words-obsessed, mentally unhinged prose warrior with dubious morals to properly pull it off.

But as Mark Twain once said, “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” And he didn’t dress too shabby himself.

Here are 15 other authors who know, or knew, a thing or two about style…

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