Biography of Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Edward George Earl Litton, Bulwer-Lytton, the first Baron Lytton is an English writer.

Edward was the son of General William Bulwer and Elizabeth Lytton, he connected these names to Bulwer-Lytton in 1843, when he inherited the estate of Knebworth. He received the title of Baron in 1844.

His various novels have won wide popularity. Many of his early novels, such as Falkland, Paul Clifford, and Eugene Aram, reflect the influence of his friend William Godwin.

Bulwer-Lytton, however, is best remembered for his good studies in historical novels, especially in the work “The Last Days of Pompeii” and “Rienzi”.

In 1849, together with the work “Kaxtons”, he began a series of humorous family novels, which have recently become popular.

His utopian novel “The Coming Race” serves as a prototype of the works of Wells and Huxley.

Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton spent ten years in parliament as a reformer, but in 1852 he returned to parliament as a conservative.

In 1858 he was appointed Minister of the Colonies. In addition, Edward Bulwer-Lytton was a successful playwright. His plays are “Lady of Lyon”, “Richelieu”, and “Money”.

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Biography of Edward Bulwer-Lytton