Friday, May 25, 2007

It was a dark and stormy night...

Edward Bulwer Lytton (1st Baron Lytton) was born today in 1803. He died in 1873. Friend of Dickens and Collins (Dickens and Collins first met when they appeared in a Bulwer Lytton play), he had a fruitful literary career, but is now mostly known for the contest that celebrates bad writing (go here to see the 2006 winners [?] in the detective fiction category).

However, according to Lucy Sussex's article coming up in the fall issue of CLUES, Bulwer Lytton made several significant contributions to the mystery field, including Pelham (1828) and Night and Morning (1841).

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