Edward Bulwer-Lytton

[1st Baron Lytton]

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Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton (25 May 1803 – 18 January 1873), was an English politician, poet, playwright, and novelist. He was immensely popular with the reading public and wrote a stream of bestselling dime-novels which earned him a considerable fortune. He coined several phrases that would become clichés, especially "the great unwashed", "pursuit of ... more »

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  • ''Two lives that once part are as ships that divide.''
    Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873), British author, politician. A Lament.
  • ''Happy is the man who hath never known what it is to taste of fame—to have it is a purgatory, to want it is a Hell!''
    Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873), British author, politician. The Last of the Barons, bk. 5, ch. 1 (1843).
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