George William Curtis (February 24, 1824 – August 31, 1892) was an American writer and public speaker, born in Providence, Rhode Island, of New Englander ancestry. A Republican, he spoke in favor of African-American equality and civil rights.

Books in order of publication:

  • Notes of a Howadji (1851)
  • The Howadji in Syria (1852)
  • Lotus-Eating (1852)
  • Potiphar Papers (1853)
  • The Duty of the American Scholar to Politics and the Times (1856)
  • Prue and I (1856)
  • Trumps (1862)
  • Washington Irving: A Sketch (1891)
  • Essays from the Easy Chair (1893)
  • Orations And Addresses (1894)
  • Literary and Social Essays (1895)
  • Early Letters of George Wm. Curtis to John S. Dwight: Brook Farm and Concord (1898)
  • Ars Recte Vivendi (1898