By Leslie Mitchell

ISBN-10: 1852854235

ISBN-13: 9781852854232

After a prolific lifestyles as an writer with a eu attractiveness, outselling Dickens, Edward Bulwer Lytton was once ennobled and, on his loss of life, buried in Westminster Abbey. when you consider that global struggle I, despite the fact that, his literary acceptance 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. Leslie Mitchell’s biography, written to mark the 2 hundredth anniversary of Bulwer Lytton’s delivery, is an account of a novel and intensely notable Victorian.

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98 The only escape from this tedium was death, and Lytton endlessly predicted an early demise. 99 He convinced himself that his life to date had been a complete failure. Like John Ardworth in Lucretia, he had established a name for himself in the Cambridge Union, but had then squandered his talents. Melodramatically, he apologised to his mother for letting her down, and wished her joy of her other sons: For me thou never may'st behold The fate thy fancy once foresaw, THE UPBRINGING OF A PUPPY Y] When Learning prais'd - and Friends foretold The fame a Mother lov'd to draw.

35 Such views could hardly be exceptional in Victorian England, but they were hardly going to be acceptable to a woman brought up with very different expectations. Peppering these lectures with endearments in baby-language 28 BULWER LYTTON was little compensation, and Rosina, shortly before the marriage, speculated about whether he would in fact come to hate her. This brought a vigorous denial. For Edward, 'she was the last anchor which attaches me to existence'. '36 In the event, hatred would prove the more enduring.

Among the latter may be found such statements as: 'With women, love is often nothing but the pride they feel at being loved'; 'It is from acquaintance with vice - not virtue that we gain experience. Knowledge of the world is the Knowledge of its sins'; and 'Vanity only sins when it hurts the vanity of others'. There was also a satiric sketch called 'Almacks' that, being a young man's calling of London society to account, was rightly branded pert. At seventeen, he affected to be bored with London: I was in town the greatest part of last Christmas, and found it very dull, as it is so empty.

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