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Edward Bulwer Lytton was born in 25 May 1803
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*.