Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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

England 1803 – 1873


Comments: Freemason; Rosicrucian;VRIL = Vital Forces inMan ; lands within the Earth, perhaps inspiring Saint-Yves d'Alveydre's The Kingdom of Agarttha: A Journey into the Hollow Earth  ; as well as history, politics, plays, novels; Author;


Teachers: Kenneth R. H. Mackenzie; Eliphas Levi; Frederick Hockley; P. B. Randolph; Max Theon; Hargrave Jenning;

Students: Robert Wentworth Little; H. P. Lovecraft; Albert Pike;

Friends: Hargrave Jenning; Benjamin Disraeli

Organizations: House of Lords; Freemasonry;

Author: Zanoni (1842), chosen as the magical name/ motto of Thomas Burgoyne; The Coming Race or Vril (his name for the life Force); The Power of the Coming Race (1871); A Strange Story (1862); many more...


Quotes: Talent does what it can, Genius does what it must; the sentence that started the Horrible 1st Paragraph contest: 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"; Beneath the rule of men entirely great, The pen is mightier than the sword; "pursuit of the almighty dollar" from his novel The Coming Race;


Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Bulwer-Lytton,_1st_Baron_Lytton; http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/bulwer/index.html; read Zanoni here: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2664/2664-h/2664-h.htm or here - http://darkbooks.org/pp.php?v=1251860006 or listen to him here - http://librivox.org/author/868 but especially this http://librivox.org/zanoni-by-edward-bulwer-lytton/ , quite fun these days;