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After a prolific lifestyles as an writer with a eu popularity, outselling Dickens, Edward Bulwer Lytton used to be ennobled and, on his demise, buried in Westminster Abbey. because the First international battle, although, his literary popularity has sunk and he's now little learn. Bulwer Lytton is the 1st smooth biography of a rare guy whose literary output used to be prodigious. It ranged from novels, akin to The final Days of Pompeii, and poetry to performs, biographies and vast political commentaries and journalism. A dandy to rival Disraeli, he lived lifestyles in London, at Knebworth, his kingdom condo, or extra usually overseas, with worrying depth. Arousing robust feelings in public, his deepest existence used to be turbulent within the severe; his acrimonious and sour divorce from his spouse Rosina offering essentially the most public and lengthy marital disputes of the interval. regardless of this, he turned Secretary for the Colonies in 1858 and used to be answerable for the establishing of Queensland. Leslie Mitchell's biography, written to mark the 2 hundredth anniversary of Bulwer Lytton's beginning, is an account of an eminent and intensely awesome Victorian.

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