Paul Clifford

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Penguin Adult, Jan 28, 2010 - Fiction - 537 pages
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It was a dark and stormy night

Paul Clifford leads a double life. By day he is a fashionable man about town, the toast of genteel society. By night, he is Captain Lovett , a dashing masked highwayman, robbing unsuspecting travellers on moonlit roads with his band of fellow brigands.

When Clifford falls in love with the beautiful, auburn-haired Lucy, the daughter of a wealthy squire, he wonders if he should abandon his life of vice. But there are many obstacles in his path: his sly love rival Lord Mauleverer, dark secrets from the past, and the threat of the hangman s noose

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Edward Bulwer-Lytton (25 May, 1803-18 January, 1873), was an English novelist, poet, playwright, and politician. Lord Lytton was a florid, popular writer of his day, who coined such phrases as "the great unwashed", "the pen is mightier than the sword", and the infamous incipit "It was a dark and stormy night.

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