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Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron Lytton (1803–1873)

Autore di Gli ultimi giorni di Pompei

282+ opere 4,807 membri 63 recensioni 6 preferito


Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Lord of Lytton, was born on May 25, 1803 in London, England. He entered Trinity College, Cambridge in 1822, won the Chancellor's Gold Medal for English verse in 1825, and received a B.A. degree the following year. He was a novelist, poet, playwright, and politician. He coined mostra altro the phrases the "pursuit of the almighty dollar", "the pen is mightier than the sword", and the opening line "It was a dark and stormy night". He wrote in a variety of genres, including historical fiction, mystery, romance, the occult, and science fiction. His works included Falkland, Pelham, Eugene Aram, The Last Days of Pompei, Ernest Maltravers, Zanoni, The Last of the Barons, The Caxtons, and A Strange Story. He also published several volumes of poetry including Ismael and The New Timon. His best known play was The Lady of Lyons. He served as the Secretary of State for the Colonies in from 1858 to 1859 and played a large part in the organization of the new colony of British Columbia. He became Baron Lytton of Knebworth in July 1866 and thereafter took his place in the House of Peers. He died on May 23, 1873, just short of his 70th birthday. The cause of death was not clear but it was thought that an infection he had in his ear had affected his brain. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno

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(eng) Please do not combine with Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton, Earl of Lytton, aka Owen Meredith, 1831-1891, who is the son of this author.

Opere di Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron Lytton

Gli ultimi giorni di Pompei (1834) 1,856 copie
La razza ventura (1871) 477 copie
Zanoni (1842) 269 copie
The Last of the Barons (1843) 107 copie
Paul Clifford (1848) 100 copie
Haunted and the Haunters (1859) 96 copie
Nineteenth Century Plays (1953) — Collaboratore — 74 copie
A Strange Story (1861) 70 copie
Eugene Aram (1832) 67 copie
The Caxtons (1883) 55 copie
Night and Morning (1845) 48 copie
What Will He Do with It? (1859) 47 copie
Alice or the Mysteries (1838) 47 copie
Devereux (1829) 44 copie
Ernest Maltravers (1837) 42 copie
My Novel (1855) 35 copie
Kenelm Chillingly (1873) 33 copie
Lucretia (1883) 31 copie
The Disowned (1829) 28 copie
Godolphin (2006) 24 copie
The Parisians (1873) 23 copie
Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Book II. (1837) — Autore — 20 copie
The Pilgrims of the Rhine (1861) 19 copie
Falkland (1827) 14 copie
My Novel - vol. II (1901) 11 copie
Zicci (2003) 10 copie
The Lady of Lyons (1838) 8 copie
Money (1982) 7 copie
The Parisians, Volume I (1875) 7 copie
My Novel - vol. I (1901) 7 copie
Pausanias, the Spartan (1878) 7 copie
The Parisians. Volume II (1875) 6 copie
Caxtoniana (2011) 4 copie
Tomlinsoniana (2012) 3 copie
Zanoni, Volume 2 (2010) 3 copie
Vril: The Coming Race (2017) 2 copie
King Arthur (2010) 2 copie
Asmodeus aller Orten (2016) 2 copie
Luz y sombras 2 copie
Dramas and Poems (1894) 2 copie
Eugene Aram Vol. 2 (2011) 2 copie
Paul Clifford Vol. 2 (2015) 2 copie
Vril : dolazeca rasa (2007) 1 copia
Pelham; Eugene Aram (1900) 1 copia
Zanoni Vol. 1 1 copia
Aux-Italiens 1 copia
Paul Clifford Band 6 (2016) 1 copia
Kenelm 1 copia
Bulwer's Works (1888) 1 copia
Glenallan (2011) 1 copia
Falkland, Book 1. (2012) 1 copia
Paul Clifford Band 1 (2016) 1 copia
Paul Clifford Band 2 (2016) 1 copia
Paul Clifford Band 4 (2016) 1 copia
Paul Clifford Band 5 (2016) 1 copia
LA RACE A VENIR. (1987) 1 copia
Paul Clifford Band 7 (2016) 1 copia
Paul Clifford Band 3 (2016) 1 copia
"My novel", 1 copia

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Informazioni generali

Nome canonico
Lytton, Edward Bulwer, Baron Lytton
Nome legale
Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
Altri nomi
Bulwer-Lytton, Sir Edward George
Lord Lytton
Bulwer-Lytton, Baron Edward
Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George Earle
Baron Lytton of Knebworth
Data di nascita
Data di morte
Luogo di sepoltura
Westminster Abbey, Londen, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Verenigd Koninkrijk
Nazione (per mappa)
England, UK
Luogo di nascita
London, England, UK
Luogo di morte
Torquay, Devon, England, UK
Luogo di residenza
Londen, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
University of Cambridge (Trinity College)
University of Cambridge (Trinity Hall|BA|1826)
University of Bonn
Attività lavorative
Lytton, Rosina Wheeler (wife)
UK Parliament
Premi e riconoscimenti
Peer of the Realm (1866)
Chancellor's Gold Medal (Cambridge University, 1825)
Breve biografia
Edward Bulwer changed his surname to Bulwer-Lytton in 1844 at the request of his mother, and was created first Baron Lytton in 1866. He was a popular writer who coined several phrases that would go on to become clichés, including the opening line to his 1830 novel Paul Clifford, "It was a dark and stormy night." His name lives on in the annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, in which the contestants craft bad openings for imaginary novels.
Nota di disambiguazione
Please do not combine with Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton, Earl of Lytton, aka Owen Meredith, 1831-1891, who is the son of this author.



This is a very effective short ghost story about a haunted house in the middle of London, the typical place where no tenant has served out their term and all quitted after a day or two. The author builds up an atmosphere of thick horror and oppression very well within a few pages - "I felt as if some strange and ghastly exhalation were rising up from the chinks of that rugged floor, and filling the atmosphere with a venomous influence hostile to human life". The narrator is determined to find the true rational explanation for the hauntings as he refuses to believe in the supernatural and, in the end, he does identify the source, but it is based on a Medieval monkish curse. A gripping piece of writing.… (altro)
john257hopper | 5 altre recensioni | Dec 27, 2023 |
archivomorero | 19 altre recensioni | Aug 20, 2023 |
This is a richly written early 19th century novel. While the setting is suitably dramatic as per the title, the actual events of the impending eruption of Vesuvius and destruction of Pompeii are very much in the background, against the central plot of the rivalry between the Egyptian priest Arbaces and the Greek Glaucus over the same woman, Ione. Another priest Apaceides (who has converted to Christianity) is murdered by Arbaces and Glaucus is framed it. About to face a hungry lion in the arena, he is only saved by the apocalypse itself. This novel is very melodramatic and theatrical to the modern reader, but I enjoyed its richness, despite some occasional overlong digressions - though even these had their poignancy when compared to the ruins found in recent times.… (altro)
john257hopper | 19 altre recensioni | Aug 6, 2023 |
archivomorero | Dec 15, 2022 |


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