It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents except at occasional intervals when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies) rattling along the house-tops and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.
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Review: Paul CliffordUser Review - Alex - Goodreads
Edward Bulwer-Lytton was a novelist from the 1800s, sortof Dickensish. His best-known novel, 1840's Paul Clifford, is about a heroic highwayman. Its fame comes from its opening: "It was a dark and ... Read full review
Review: Paul CliffordUser Review - Grace Harwood - Goodreads
This was a bit of a find in a charity shop - I'm a huge fan of Victorian sensationalist novels (the so-called "Penny Dreadfuls" of the time) and I LOVED this. From the opening cliched line "It was a ... Read full review