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Tomlinsoniana   By: (1803-1873)

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In "Tomlinsoniana" by Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, readers are transported into a world filled with vivid descriptions, complex characters, and intricate plots. Published in the mid-19th century, this book showcases the author's unparalleled storytelling abilities and unique writing style.

Set in the backdrop of Victorian England, "Tomlinsoniana" follows the life of the charming protagonist, Tomlinson, as he navigates society's expectations and strives for success. From the very first page, readers are immediately drawn into Tomlinson's world, feeling a deep connection to his hopes, dreams, and struggles.

One of the most remarkable aspects of this book is Bulwer-Lytton's exquisite command over the English language. His prose is elegant and eloquent, painting vivid pictures with every sentence. Through his descriptions, readers are transported to bustling London streets, enchanting countryside landscapes, and opulent ballrooms. The author's attention to detail is truly commendable, as every scene comes alive in the reader's imagination.

The characterization in "Tomlinsoniana" is another standout feature. Bulwer-Lytton presents an array of memorable characters, each with their own unique traits and motivations. From the enigmatic Lady Vanessa, who captivates Tomlinson's heart, to the cunning antagonist Lord Barnard, readers will find themselves becoming deeply invested in the fates of these individuals. The author skillfully unravels their personalities and layers, making them feel truly three-dimensional.

Furthermore, the book's narrative is filled with unexpected twists and turns that keep readers guessing and on the edge of their seats. Bulwer-Lytton masterfully weaves together various storylines, creating a tapestry of intrigue, mystery, and romance. Every chapter reveals new revelations and unveils hidden motivations, making "Tomlinsoniana" an engrossing and captivating read from start to finish.

Despite its age, "Tomlinsoniana" remains a timeless classic that appeals to readers of various tastes. Its themes of love, ambition, and societal expectations are still relevant today, allowing contemporary readers to deeply resonate with the characters' journeys.

In conclusion, "Tomlinsoniana" is a captivating and beautifully written novel that showcases Edward George Bulwer-Lytton's literary brilliance. With its enchanting prose, memorable characters, and compelling plot, this book is a must-read for any fan of classic literature. It is a true testament to the author's talent and stands as a timeless masterpiece in the literary canon.

First Page:

TOMLINSONIANA

By Edward Bulwer Lytton

OR,

THE POSTHUMOUS WRITINGS

OF THE CELEBRATED

AUGUSTUS TOMLINSON,

PROFESSOR OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF

ADDRESSED TO HIS PUPILS,

AND COMPRISING

I MAXIMS ON THE POPULAR ART OF CREATING, ILLUSTRATED BY TEN CHARACTERS, BEING AN INTRODUCTION TO THAT NOBLE SCIENCE BY WHICH EVERY MAN MAY BECOME HIS OWN ROGUE.

II BRACHYLOGIA; OR, ESSAYS CRITICAL, SENTIMENTAL, MORAL, AND ORIGINAL.

INTRODUCTION.

Having lately been travelling in Germany, I spent some time at that University in which Augustus Tomlinson presided as Professor of Moral Philosophy. I found that that great man died, after a lingering illness, in the beginning of the year 1822, perfectly resigned to his fate, and conversing, even on his deathbed, on the divine mysteries of Ethical Philosophy. Notwithstanding the little peccadilloes to which I have alluded in the latter pages of "Paul Clifford," and which his pupils deemed it advisable to hide from

"The gaudy, babbling, and remorseless day,"

his memory was still held in a tender veneration. Perhaps, as in the case of the illustrious Burns, the faults of a great man endear to you his genius... Continue reading book >>




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