Bulwer-Lytton


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Bul·wer-Lyt·ton

 (bo͝ol′wər-lĭt′n), Edward George Earle Lytton First Baron Lytton. 1803-1873.
British writer best known for his popular historical novels, especially The Last Days of Pompeii (1834), and for his convoluted prose style.

Bulwer-Lytton

(ˈbʊlwəˈlɪtən)
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(Biography) See Lytton

Bul•wer-Lyt•ton

(ˈbʊl wərˈlɪt n)

n.
1st Baron, Lytton, Edward George.
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[Footnote: Vivid though inaccurate pictures of life and events at the time of the Norman Conquest are given in Bulwer-Lytton's 'Harold' and Charles Kingsley's 'Hereward the Wake.' Tennyson's tragedy 'Harold' is much better than either, though more limited in scope.]
Never has Edward Bulwer-Lytton's famous adage "the pen is mightier than the sword" been truer and, perhaps, more necessary.
And, 'The pen is mightier than the sword', goes to the author Edward Bulwer-Lytton, (1839), indicating that communication is a more effective tool than direct violence.
By way of this proverb, Bulwer-Lytton wanted to state that the power of writing is much greater than the power of war and hatred.
13)  "The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself." -- Edward Bulwer-Lytton (Poet) 
Proposing to address this ironic disjuncture and recuperate specifically Victorian understandings of secrecy, May employs sociological and philosophical discourses to identify the nature and function of secrecy as it appears in five stylistically and generically diverse works of Victorian fiction: Charlotte Bronte's Villette, William Makepeace Thackeray's Vanity Fair, Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Lady Audley's Secret, Edward Bulwer-Lytton's Leila; or, The Siege of Granada, and Arthur Conan Doyle's fin de siecle Sherlock Holmes tales.
These words were first written by novelist and playwright Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839, in his historical play Cardinal Richelieu.
Redon's lukewarm response to another writer he illustrated, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, provides clues as to the role that music played for him.
But nothing is worse than politicised journalism as Edward Bulwer-Lytton said: 'The pen is mightier than the sword'.
Suffragette Lady Constance Bulwer-Lytton's privileged background meant authorities refused to force-feed her.
More than 175 years ago,novelist and playwright Edward Bulwer-Lytton in his historical play of 1839, 'Cardinal Richelieu' wrote those immortal words, "the pen is mightier than the sword" Richelieu who was the Chief minister of King Louis XIII, discovers a plot to kill him; but he is a priest and therefore unable to take up arms against his enemies.