Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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Edward Bulwer-Lytton AKA Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton AKA 1st Baron Lytton PC also see Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton, similar page

England 1803 – 1873

Comments: early Occult Writer of fiction ;Rosicrucian; Freemason; Vril (life energy); Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest (BLFC) is a tongue-in-cheek contest that takes place annually and is sponsored by the English Department of San Jose State University in San Jose, California. Entrants are invited "to compose the opening sentence to the worst of all possible novels" – that is, deliberately bad. "Purple Prose" fit for the campiest Thesbian's oratory, while emoting up a storm, or melodramatically "chewing the scenery";

Teachers: Jeremy Bentham; Francis Barrett ;Johannes Valentinus Andreae AKA Christian Rosenkreutz;

Students: Robert Wentworth Little; Robert Lee Wolff; Abbé Lacuria, author of Harmonies of Being; Albert Pike;

Friends: Hargrave Jennings; Franz Hartmann;


Organizations: Theosophists; reputed to have been the Third Cheif of several Occult Fraternities, but not documented; The L’Aurore Naissante, aka the Goldene Morgenrothe (or Golden Dawn of Germany, initiated in Frankfurt am Main, by former members of the Order of the Asiatic Brethren;

Author: Zanoni (1842); A Strange Story ; The Incantation ; The Haunted and the Haunters or The House and the Brain (1859); The Coming Race (1871), republished as Vril: The Power of the Coming Race; Last Days of Pompeii; Harold, the last of the Saxon kings; Paul Clifford; Athens, its rise and fall: with views of the literature, philosophy, and social life of the Athenian people; The Caxtons - A Family Picture; The Duchess De LA Valliere; Richelieu; the Lady of Lyons; Money; Not So Bad As We Seem; England and the English; Rienzi, the last of the Roman tribunes; Alice, or The Mysteries; Devereux; The Disowned; Ernest Maltravers; Eugene Aram: A Tale; Falkland ; The Fallen Star; Godolphin; Kenelm Chillingly; The Last Of The Barons; Leila; or, The Siege of Granada ; Lucretia ; My Novel ; Night and Morning ; The Parisians; Pausanias, the Spartan: An Unfinished Historical Romance; Pelham; The Pilgrims Of The Rhine; What Will He Do With It?; Zicci: A Tale; Calderon The Courtier: A Tale ; Tomlinsoniana (on Prof. AUGUSTUS TOMLINSON,);

Quotes: The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.; In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.; Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword.; It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents — except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness. (opening line, Paul Clifford, 1830)

Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Bulwer-Lytton,_1st_Baron_Lytton; http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/l#a761 ; or here - http://darkbooks.org/pp.php?v=1251860006 ; http://www.rosae-crucis.net/L%27Ordre%20Kabbalistique%20de%20la%20Rose%20Croix.pdf ;