Montgomery County has enjoyed many famous literary men and women over the years, and many of their works can now be read online. Try some:
Lew Wallace (1827-1905) is perhaps this area's most famous writer for his Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880), but this is only one of the many books he authored.
Susan Wallace (1830-1907) was the wife of Lew Wallace and an accomplished author of articles, essays, and books.
Maurice Thompson (1844-1901) was a poet and novelist who is perhaps best remembered for The Witchery of Archery (1878), a small but influential work that helped re-ignite an interest in archery as a sport.
Meredith Nicholson (1866-1947) spent the first half of his career as a writer, creating several national best-sellers. Nicholson also became a politician and diplomat.
Mary Hannah Krout (1851-1927) was an author and journalist who traveled extensively as a foreign correspondent.
Caroline Virginia Krout (1852-1931), the sister of Mary Hannah, was also an author but who spent most of her life in and around Crawfordsville.
Richard Banta (1904-1977), a Wabash graduate, enjoyed a long career as a publisher and writer.