Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George (1803-1873)


Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George (1803-1873)


Edward George Bulwer-Lytton (b. 25 May 1803, d. 18 January 1873) was an English writer and friend of George Henry Lewes. Lytton was a baron and served as a Whig in the English government. Lytton's literary legacy is present today in the lasting phrases, 'the pen is mightier than the sword' and 'it was a dark and stormy night.' He had a tumultuous marriage to Rosina Anne Doyle Wheeler but had two children together, their son Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton and their daughter who died at the age of nineteen.


George Eliot Archive, edited by Beverley Park Rilett, https://GeorgeEliotArchive.org


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