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Questions related to the English novelist, poet, playwright and politician Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803 – 1873) and his work.

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Was "It was a dark and stormy night" deliberately purple prose?

Edward Bulwer-Lytton's novel Paul Clifford is most famous for its opening phrase, "It was a dark and stormy night". Today, this phrase is seen as a textbook example of purple prose - writing which is ...