Paul Clifford

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Penguin Adult, Jan 28, 2010 - Fiction - 544 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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User Review  - amanda4242 - LibraryThing

Much better than its reputation. The language is a little florid, but it's no worse than many other works of its age. It's not as sharp as Swift or as raucous as Fielding, but it's an entertaining tale told with gusto. Read full review

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User Review  - TheEditrix - LibraryThing

Have to read the dark-and-stormy-night book. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

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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