Item description for Paul Clifford (Dodo Press) by Edward Bulwer-Lytton...
Large format paper back for easy reading. Definitive fiction on early 19th Century Highwaymen
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.98" Width: 5.98" Height: 1.42" Weight: 1.59 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2005
Publisher Dodo Press
ISBN 1905432399 ISBN13 9781905432394
Availability 54 units. Availability accurate as of May 23, 2017 06:57.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Paul Clifford (Dodo Press)?
Have not read this book yet, but Richard Henry Dana loved it! Feb 4, 2008
He wrote "Two years before the mast", and was working on the (then) desolate California coast in 1835, stacking and curing hides and hauling them out to his ship, even though he was Harvard-educated and starved for something new to read. So he was "thrilled beyond measure" to find "Paul Clifford", and devoured it over the next few days, during his infrequent off-watches. The only reason I would read this is based on his recommendation and the notorious first line; if I get hold of a cheap copy, I'll check back in.
Much more than dark and stormy night Jul 8, 2001
Lytton got a bad rep because of the opening sentence of this novel. However, this novel is an unexpected delight: it is rather ironic, witty and the plot, with the highwayman as the hero, is very complicated and involving. I especially like the satirizing of polite society through the twisted reflection of its meaningless conventions in the criminal circles.
Not as good as Last Days of Pompeii or Pelham, but certainly worth a read.
It was a dark and stormy night... Jan 10, 2000
If you ever wondered where that phrase came from, this is the book. Other than that, there just isn't much here.