Meaning of 1ST BARON LYTTON in English
- 1ST BARON LYTTON
later 1st Baron Lytton (of Knebworth)
born May 25, 1803, London, Eng.
died Jan. 18, 1873, Torquay, Devonshire
British politician, novelist, and poet.
His first novel, Pelham , was published in 1828. He entered Parliament as a Liberal in 1831, retired in 1841, and returned in 1852 as a Tory. In the interim he wrote his long historical novels, including The Last Days of Pompeii , 3 vol. (1834), and Harold, the Last of the Saxon Kings (1848). He was created a peer in 1866. The opening to his 1830 novel Paul Clifford ("It was a dark and stormy night...") led to an annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Prize, in which entrants vie to create the most overwritten first sentence to a hypothetical novel.
Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. Краткая энциклопедия Британика. 2012