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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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.
In 1839, novelist and Edward Bulwer-Lytton coined the phrase 'The pen is mightier than the sword.
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He befriended many writers, including Edward Bulwer-Lytton and Charles Dickens, reprinting (without permission) the latter's story of Sam Weller from the first installment of The Pickwick Papers, but helping the young novelist by advising him "to develop Sam Weller's character 'largely--to the utmost.
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THERE is a famous saying "the pen is mightier than the sword", which was coined by English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839 for his play Richelieu; Or the Conspiracy.
Some follow the format of literature scholarship, looking at the topic through the lens of literary works by a particular author: Edward Carpenter, Henry James, Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
Strangely (at least it seems strange today), it was Edward Bulwer-Lytton, a good friend of Dickens, who read the completed manuscript and suggested a fundamental change.
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