Bulwer-Lytton Lives!

Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803 – 1873) contributed to the society of his day as both a politician and an author. However, he is perhaps best known in our time as being an exceedingly bad novelist. The opening of his novel Paul Clifford  has passed into our collective consciousness: It was a dark and stormy night… 
 
There’s something fascinating about regarding the train wreck of bad writing (I mean, just look at Dan Brown), and the annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest celebrates the fact. The Apostropher reminds us that this year’s contest has just awarded its prizes, and treats us to some wonderful examples of writing that Bulwer-Lytton would have been proud of.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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