Thursday, March 11, 2010

Edward Bulwer-Lytton & Charles Dickens

 Bulwer-Lytton (author of Vril and Zanoni) influenced Dickens, even to the point of suggesting a new ending for Great Expectations.

"Percy Fitzgerald recalled his first visit to 'Grand Old Knebworth' and his meeting with Bulwer-Lytton in this very room; he was introduced by Charles Dickens who took him upstairs to 'a sort of repaired chamber, where we saw an Eastern potentate sitting on luxurious cushions, with dreamy eyes and reposeful manner, smoking a chibouk'."
A list of links

"A good heart is better than all the heads in the world." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Charles Dickens

Bulwer-Lytton's Study

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