25 May 1803
Edward George Bulwer (later Bulwer-Lytton), future novelist and politician, was born at 31 Baker Street
Edward Bulwer published his second novel, the phenomenally successful portrait of a dandy titled Pelham; or, The Adventures of a Gentleman
, a three-volume silver-fork novel that introduced the custom of dark suits for men.
Edward Bulwer, as 'the author of Pelham', published his fifth novel, Paul Clifford
, in three volumes; this story of a genteel highwayman was the first of the Newgate or crime novels and an attack on capital punishment.
By 27 May 1871
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Lord Lytton, anonymously published his popular science fiction novel The Coming Race
October 1872-January 1874
Edward Bulwer-Lytton's final novel, The Parisians
, set during the second French
empire, was serialised in Blackwood's Magazine
, the latter part posthumously.
18 January 1873
Novelist and politician Edward Bulwer-Lytton, now Baron Lytton, died at his winter home, Argyll Hall