British Literature. Bulwer Lytton 2003 First Edition Hardback Dust Jacket

Unsold $7.75 Buy It Now, $4.00 Shipping, 30-Day Returns, eBay Money Back Guarantee

Seller: llanostuff3 (64) 100%, Location: Llano, Texas, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 113631282288 BULWER LYTTON BY LESLIE MITCHELL 2003 FIRST EDITION HARDBACK DUST JACKET THE RISE AND FALL OF A VICTORIAN MAN OF LETTERS. Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton, PC (25 May 1803 – 18 January 1873) was an English novelist, poet, playwright and politician. He served as a Whig MP from 1831 to 1841 and a Conservative MP from 1851 to 1866. He was Secretary of State for the Colonies from June 1858 to June 1859, during which time he selected Richard Clement Moody to be the founder of British Columbia. Bulwer-Lytton was offered the Crown of Greece in 1862, after the abdication of King Otto, but declined it. He became Baron Lytton of Knebworth in the British peerage in 1862. Bulwer-Lytton was the father of the statesman Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton, who served as Governor-General of India and as British Ambassador to France, and composed poetry under the pseudonym Owen Meredith. Bulwer-Lytton's literary works were highly popular and his bestselling novels earned him a large fortune. He invented the phrases "the great unwashed", "pursuit of the almighty dollar", "the pen is mightier than the sword", and "dweller on the threshold". Then came a sharp decline in his literary reputation, so that he is known for little more than the much-parodied opening line "It was a dark and stormy night", the first seven words of his novel Paul Clifford (1830). The sardonic Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest attempts to find the "opening sentence of the worst of all possible novels". Bulwer-Lytton's literary career began in 1820, with the publication of a book of poems, and spanned much of the 19th century. He wrote in a variety of genres, including historical fiction, mystery, romance, the occult, and science fiction. He financed his extravagant life with a varied and prolific literary output, sometimes publishing anonymously. In 1828 Pelham brought him public acclaim and established his reputation as a wit and dandy. Its intricate plot and humorous, intimate portrayal of pre-Victorian dandyism kept gossips busy trying to associate public figures with characters in the book. Pelham resembled Benjamin Disraeli's recent first novel Vivian Grey (1827). The character of the villainous Richard Crawford in The Disowned, also published in 1828, borrowed much from that of the banker and forger Henry Fauntleroy, who was hanged in London in 1824 before a crowd of some 100,000.[26] Bulwer-Lytton admired Disraeli's father, Isaac D'Israeli, himself a noted author. They began corresponding in the late 1820s and met for the first time in March 1830, when Isaac D'Israeli dined at Bulwer-Lytton's house. (Also present that evening were Charles Pelham Villiers and Alexander Cockburn. The young Villiers was to have a long parliamentary career, while Cockburn became Lord Chief Justice of England in 1859.) Bulwer-Lytton reached the height of his popularity with the publication of Godolphin (1833). This was followed by The Pilgrims of the Rhine (1834), The Last Days of Pompeii (1834), Rienzi, Last of the Roman Tribunes (1835), Leila; or, The Siege of Granada (1838) and Harold, the Last of the Saxons (1848). The Last Days of Pompeii was inspired by Karl Briullov's painting, The Last Day of Pompeii, which Bulwer-Lytton saw in Milan. He also wrote the horror story "The Haunted and the Haunters" or "The House and the Brain" (1859).[28] Another novel dealing with a supernatural theme was A Strange Story (1862), which was an influence on Bram Stoker's Dracula. Bulwer-Lytton penned many other works, including The Coming Race or Vril: The Power of the Coming Race (1871), which drew heavily on his interest in the occult and contributed to the early growth of the science fiction genre.[30] Its story of a subterranean race waiting to reclaim the surface of the Earth is an early science fiction theme. The book popularised the Hollow Earth theory and may have inspired Nazi mysticism. His term "vril" lent its name to Bovril meat extract. Adopted by theosophists and occultists since the 1870s, "vril" would develop into a major esoteric topic, and eventually become closely associated with the ideas of an esoteric neo-Nazism after 1945. His play Money (1840) was first produced at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London, on 8 December 1840. The first American production was at the Old Park Theater in New York on 1 February 1841. Subsequent productions include the Prince of Wales's Theatre's in 1872 and it was also the inaugural play at the new California Theatre in San Francisco in 1869. Among Bulwer-Lytton's lesser-known contributions to literature was that he convinced Charles Dickens to revise the ending of Great Expectations to make it more palatable to the reading public, as in the original version of the novel, Pip and Estella do not get together. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia SEE PICTURES OF CONTENTS AND LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 292 PP, 9 1/2" X 6 1/2", WITH AN INDEX PUBLISHED BY HAMBLEDON AND NEW YORK NOT EX-LIB THE LOWEST VIALIBRI LISTING FOR A COPY WITH A DUST JACKET AND NOT EX-LIB IS $27 I AM ESTIMATING INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING COST. WHEN THE ITEM IS MAILED, I WILL GIVE A REFUND OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE BILLED SHIPPING COST AND THE ACTUAL SHIPPING COST. Condition: GOOD CONDITION - BY LESLIE MITCHELL - THE RISE AND FALL OF A VICTORIAN MAN OF LETTERS - DUST JACKET NOT CLIPPED BUT WITH A LITTLE EDGE DAMAGE AND A VERY SMALL AMOUNT OF SPOTTING INSIDE - NOT EX-LIB, Modified Item: No

PicClick Insights PicClick Exclusive
  •  Popularity - 3 views, 0.1 views per day, 38 days on eBay. Normal amount of views. 0 sold, 1 available.
  •  Price -
  •  Seller - 64+ items sold. 0% negative feedback. Top-Rated Seller! Ships on time with tracking, 0 problems with past sales.
Similar Items