Edward B Lytton

Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George: - Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873), was an English novelist, poet, playwright and politician. He was immensely popular with the reading public and wrote a stream of bestselling novels which earned him a considerable fortune. He coined the phrases the great unwashed, pursuit of the almighty dollar, the pen is mightier than the sword, dweller on the threshold, and the well-known opening line It was a dark and stormy night. --Wikipedia