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Edward Bulwer Lytton

25 May 1803 - 18 January 1873

An English politician, poet, playwright, and prolific novelist. He was immensely popular with the reading public and wrote a stream of bestselling novels which earned him a considerable fortune.

He coined the phrases "the great unwashed", "pursuit of the almighty dollar", "the pen is mightier than the sword", and that famous opening line, "it was a dark and stormy night."

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