Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton

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Standard Name: Lytton, Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton,,, first Baron
Birth Name: Edward George Earle Bulwer
Self-constructed Name: Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton
Titled: Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton
Edward George Bulwer-Lytton , who began his prolific career as Edward Bulwer, wrote many kinds of novels—from the silver-fork genre (whose name derived from a derisive reference to Bulwer himself as a silver fork polisher
Mitchell, Sally, editor. Victorian Britain: An Encyclopedia. Garland Press, 1988.
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in Fraser's Magazine ) and domestic fiction to crime or Newgate novels (the forerunner of sensation fiction), science fiction, and occult stories. He also wrote three plays, several books of poetry, and an Arthurian epic, as well as editing The New Monthly Magazine from 1831 to 1833.
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Birth Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, first Earl Lytton
The future diplomat and poet Edward Robert Bulwer (later Bulwer Lytton , who also used the pseudonym Owen Meredith) was born in London, the younger child of writers Rosina and Edward Bulwer (later Bulwer Lytton) .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Characters Rosina Bulwer Lytton, Baroness Lytton
It opens with a Notice attacking her critics, the same gang of male and female Infamies employed before by the great Literary Bombastes.
Rosina Bulwer Lytton, Baroness Lytton,. Very Successful!. Whitaker, 1856.
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The heroine is a woman who rashly married and is now...
Cultural formation L. E. L.
There are indications, however, that a rather suspect class standing contributed along with somewhat bohemian behaviour to the difficulty she had about weathering scandal. Benjamin Disraeli famously and snobbishly wrote of a party at the
Dedications Marion Moss
In collaboration with her sister Celia , MM published by subscription The Romance of Jewish History, a three-volume set of short stories and novellas, dedicated to Edward Bulwer (later Bulwer Lytton) .
Zatlin, Linda Gertner. The Nineteenth-Century Anglo-Jewish Novel. Twayne, 1981.
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Galchinsky, Michael. The Origin of the Modern Jewish Woman Writer. Wayne State University Press, 1996.
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The Athenaeum Index of Reviews and Reviewers: 1830-1870.
687 (26 December 1840): 1024
Education L. M. Montgomery
LMM attended a one-room schoolhouse across the road from her grandparents' farmhouse, completing her time there in 1892. The following year, she went to the Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown for teacher training. Her...
Education Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Mary Elizabeth read early and voraciously, polishing off Anna Maria Hall 's three-volume Marian when she was only seven. By nine she was reading Scott and Dickens . One of the family servants introduced her...
Family and Intimate relationships Rosina Bulwer Lytton, Baroness Lytton
Rosina Bulwer (later Baroness Lytton ) separated from her husband, Edward Bulwer .
Ellis, Stewart Marsh, and Rosina Bulwer Lytton, Baroness Lytton. “Introduction and Notes”. Unpublished Letters of Lady Bulwer Lytton to A.E. Chalon, R.A., Nash, 1914, pp. 9 - 26; various pages.
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Rosina Bulwer Lytton, Baroness Lytton,. “Introduction”. A Blighted Life, edited by Marie Mulvey Roberts, Thoemmes, 1994, p. vi - xxxvi.
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Family and Intimate relationships Lady Caroline Lamb
She is said during this year to have had an affair with the twenty-one-year-old Edward Bulwer , later Bulwer Lytton, who was still an undergraduate. He himself said, however, that she had steadfastly refused to...
Family and Intimate relationships Constance Lytton
CL 's father, Edward Robert Bulwer (first earl Lytton) or Owen Meredith, was a child of the abusive marriage between two writers, Rosina Bulwer Lytton and Edward Bulwer (later Bulwer-Lytton). Edward Robert became a...
Family and Intimate relationships Constance Lytton
Her elder sister said Constance had no tenderness for her famous paternal grandfather, the writer Edward Bulwer Lytton . About his genius she cared nothing, and for his character she had no liking.
Lytton, Constance. Letters of Constance Lytton. Elizabeth Edith, Countess of Balfour,Editor , Heinemann, 1925.
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She...
Family and Intimate relationships Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, first Earl Lytton
His mother was the novelist Rosina Bulwer Lytton . Her often violent marriage to Edward Bulwer Lytton ended in a very public separation. While she initially retained custody of their two children, Emily and young...
Family and Intimate relationships Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, first Earl Lytton
His father, Edward Bulwer Lytton , was a novelist and politician.
Family and Intimate relationships Harriet Smythies
After she began her career as a novelist, HS moved in literary circles, allegedly repelling the advances of William Harrison Ainsworth and entering into a close friendship with Lord Lytton . Literary historian Montague Summers...
Family and Intimate relationships Rosina Bulwer Lytton, Baroness Lytton
Rosina Wheeler married novelist Edward Bulwer (later Edward Bulwer Lytton); his mother strongly opposed the marriage.
He changed his name to Bulwer Lytton on inheriting his mother's estates.
Rosina Bulwer Lytton, Baroness Lytton,. “Introduction”. A Blighted Life, edited by Marie Mulvey Roberts, Thoemmes, 1994, p. vi - xxxvi.
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Friends, Associates Mary Elizabeth Braddon
MEB shared a candid literary correspondence with Edward Bulwer-Lytton from early in her career until his death in 1873. To him she confided many of her anxieties about writing and her thoughts on other writers...

Timeline

21 June 1737
The Licensing Act received royal assent: the number of legitimate theatres in London was set at two, and plays were subject to censorship by the Lord Chamberlain.
30 November 1824
A banker, Henry Fauntleroy , was hanged for forgery at Newgate Prison in London, before a crowd of 100,000. The bank he had worked for was that of Anne Marsh 's husband's family.
1826
The English Gypsy, or Roma, population was grouped by authorities with all nomadic or vagrant peoples, who were estimated by William Cobbett to number around 30,000.
3 May 1834
William Harrison Ainsworth published his hugely successful first novel, Rookwood.
May 1837
Thomas Noon Talfourd , MP for Reading, author, and friend of the literati, began his campaign to extend the length of copyright.
3 March 1838
The first issue of The Monthly Chronicle: A National Journal of Politics, Literature, Science, and Art was published.
22 August 1843
The Theatres Regulation Act made it legal for any theatre to become licensed for drama (thus expanding its repertoire) and required all new commercial plays to be approved by the Lord Chamberlain seven days before...
2 September 1852
The Manchester Free Library , the first major British public lending library, opened in Manchester.
October 1852
Mrs Maria Hayden brought the American practice of spiritualism across the ocean to England, where she advertised as a medium.
By 14 April 1855
Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton published his first book of poetry, Clytemnestra, The Earl's Return, The Artist, and Other Poems, as Owen Meredith.