EDWARD (1ST BARON LYTTON) BULWER-LYTTON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/16/1836 - HFSID 73329
EDWARD BULWER-LYTTON, 1ST BARON LYTTON The brilliant nineteenth-century writer sends letter to actor William Farren, discussing his upcoming role in his play The Duchess de la Valliere, signs name in black ink Autograph letter signed: "E.L. Bulwer" in faded black ink. 1 page front and verso, 4½x3¼.
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EDWARD BULWER-LYTTON, 1ST BARON LYTTON
The brilliant nineteenth-century writer sends letter to actor William Farren, discussing his upcoming role in his play The Duchess de la Valliere, signs name in black ink
Autograph letter signed: "E.L. Bulwer" in faded black ink. 1 page front and verso, 4½x3¼. Clipped from longer letter. Albany, London, England. October 16, 1836. In part: "There is no on who, in my opinion, could vivify the conception of Lauzun like yourself...I can only express the delight & pride I shall feel if that or any other part in the play of La Valliere should not be despised by the first comedian of England". Addressed to William Farren (1786-1861), a British actor, regarding his part in The Duchess de la Valliere (1836). Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873), 1st Baron Lytton was an English novelist, poet, playwright and politician, best known for his extremely popular best-selling novels; he also coined many popular phrases that we still used today such as "the great unwashed", "pursuit of the almightly dollar", dweller on the threshold", "the pen is mightier than the sword", and the opening line "it was a dark and stormy night". His novels include Godolphin (1833), The Last days of Pompeii (1834), Rienzi, Las of the Roman Tribunes (1835), and Harold, the Last of the Saxons (1848); his intricate plots and humorous portrayals of pre-Victorian dandyism often kept gossips busy trying to associate public figures with characters. Bulwer-Lytton also served in Parliament, even reaching the position of Secretary of State for the Colonies in 1858 under Lord Derby's government. He was the father of the Viceroy of India, Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton. Very irregularly cut. Normal mailing folds. Worn and soiled. Affixed with adhesive. Stains throughout. Creased throughout. Otherwise, fine condition.
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