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Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

UK flag (1803 - 1873)

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton was an English novelist, poet, playwright, and politician. Lord Lytton was a florid, popular writer of his day, who coined such phrases as "the great unwashed", "pursuit of the almighty dollar", "the pen is mightier than the sword", and the infamous incipit "It was a dark and stormy night." Despite his popularity in his heyday, today his name is known as a byword for bad writing. San Jose State University's annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for bad writing is named after him.
   Pelham (1827)
   The Disowned (1828)
   Devereux (1829)
   Eugene Aram (1832)
   Asmodeus at Large (1833)
   Godolphin (1834)
   The Last Days of Pompeii (1834)
   Rienzi (1835)
   Zanoni (1842)
   The Caxtons (1850)
   My Novel (1853)
   The Haunted and the Haunters (1857)
     aka The House and the Brain
   A Strange Story (1861)
   The Coming Race (1871)
   The Parisians (1872)
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Anthologies containing stories by Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
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Short stories
The Magician
Glenallan (1826)
The Cult of Zanoni (excerpt) (1842)
The Haunted and the Haunters [short story] (1859)
The House and the Brain (1859)
     aka The Haunted and the Haunters (abridged)