EARL OF EDWARD ROBERT BULWER LYTTON
\ˈɜːl ɒv ˈɛdwəd ɹˈɒbət bˈʊlwə lˈɪtən], \ˈɜːl ɒv ˈɛdwəd ɹˈɒbət bˈʊlwə lˈɪtən], \ˈɜː_l ɒ_v ˈɛ_d_w_ə_d ɹ_ˈɒ_b_ə_t b_ˈʊ_l_w_ə l_ˈɪ_t_ə_n]\
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the only son of Edward Bulwer-Lytton; born in London, Nov. 8, 1831; died in Paris, Nov. 24, 1891. He was educated at Harrow and Bonn; went to Washington in 1849 as private secretary to his uncle, Lord Dalling (William Henry Lytton Earle); and subsequently had an important diplomatic career in Vienna, Athens, Copenhagen, and Lisbon. He was made viceroy of India in 1876; created Earl of Lytton in 1880; and ambassador to France in 1887. His works include: "Clytemnestra, The Earl's Return, and Other Poems" (1855); "The Wanderer" (1859); "Lucile", a novel in verse (1860); "Fables in Song" (1874); "Glenaveril" (1885); "King Poppy" (1892); "The Ring of Amasis", a novel (1863; new ed. 1890); and "Marah", poems, published posthumously (1892).
By Charles Dudley Warner
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