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By David Huckvale

ISBN-10: 0786499486

ISBN-13: 9780786499489

Edward Bulwer-Lytton—who coined the phrases “the nice unwashed” and “the pen is mightier than the sword”—is top remembered for persuading Dickens to alter the finishing of Great Expectations; yet Lord Lytton was once a prolific and influential novelist in his personal correct, inspiring Edgar Allan Poe, H. Rider Haggard and Madame Blavatsky, between others. His radicalism was once applauded via William Godwin, the daddy of either Mary Shelley and the anarchist move, and his principles approximately strength foreshadowed these of Friedrich Nietzsche.
serious about crime, Bulwer-Lytton was once an outspoken critic of his society, either in his novels and all through his political profession. both eager about paranormal phenomena, he wrote of crucial occult fantasies in English literature and set the schedule of the Society for Psychical Research.
His old romance The final Days of Pompeii has encouraged numerous video clips and a star-studded tv sequence, whereas his stately domestic at Knebworth has supplied brooding Gothic backdrops for lots of different motion pictures. This publication covers Bulwer-Lytton’s novels intimately, exploring their impression on writers and movie makers and, through Richard Wagner’s operatic version of Rienzi, the disaster of Adolf Hitler.

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