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In 'Godolphin, Complete', Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton unfurls a rich tapestry of 19th-century English society, underscored by his introspective examination of human motives and the aristocratic milieu. Lytton's novel, a polished gem in its stylistic flair and narrative complexity, engages readers with its deep psychological insights and vivid portrayal of its eponymous protagonist, Percy Godolphin. This work is situated at the height of literary Romanticism, imbued with the era's fascination with emotion and individualism. As a classic, its literary style is an eloquent testament to Lytton's dexterity in blending the ornate prose of his time with a probing exploration of the social and political dynamics of his age.

Edward Bulwer Lytton, a multifaceted figure of the Victorian literary world, was inspired by his deep engagement with philosophy, politics, and his social critique. His experiences and observations as a statesman and intellectual clearly inform the narrative, as characters navigate the same spheres in which he himself was an active participant. Lytton's adept handling of political intrigue and social stratification echoes the changing contours of English society, which he witnessed first-hand, providing a backdrop to 'Godolphin, Complete' that is as educational as it is entertaining.

'Godolphin, Complete' comes highly recommended for readers with an appetite for historical novels and for those interested in the mores of upper-class Victorian England. The novel's careful restoration and engagement with universal human themes make it an indispensable addition to any literary collection. As both an artifact of its time and a perennial commentary on the human condition, this literary endeavor by Lytton continues to resonate with modern audiences, providing rich ground for contemplation and discussion among those who hold the printed word in high regard.


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Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton
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Godolphin, Complete
Biografía del Autor
<p>Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton (1803-1873), was a prolific English writer and politician, best known for his novels, plays, and poems. Throughout his literary career, Bulwer-Lytton penned a wealth of works that spanned various genres, from science fiction to historical romance, displaying a remarkable adeptness for crafting engaging narratives and memorable characters. His writing style often fused elaborate, florid prose with keen psychological insights, emblematic of the Victorian era\'s complex relationship with progress and tradition.<br><br>One of his notable works, \'Godolphin, Complete\', underscores his narrative dexterity and his penchant for exploring the multifaceted nature of human ambition and aristocratic society. The novel, which delves into the life of the eponymous protagonist Percy Godolphin, is marked by its intricate characterizations and its reflective commentary on the mores of the time. The oeuvre of Bulwer-Lytton also includes the famous opening line \"It was a dark and stormy night...\" from his novel \'Paul Clifford\', and the widely influential science fiction novel \'The Coming Race\'. His literary contributions have endured, earning him a place in the pantheon of English literature, and continued to spark interest in the complex dynamics of social and individual aspiration characteristic of the 19th century.</p>
ISBN: 8596547178552
Referencia: BW1037929385

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