It was a dark and stormy night

It was a dark and stormy night

The world-famous competition seeks to find the most atrocious opening sentence to a hypothetical lousy novel. Here are entries from the past three years, plus Rice's advice on how to write in the Bulwer-Lytton mode.

Author: Scott Rice

Publisher: Friday Project

ISBN: 1905548605

Category: Authorship

Page: 152

View: 755

The fourth collection of hilarious selections taken from the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for the best of bad fiction. The world-famous competition seeks to find the most atrocious opening sentence to a hypothetical lousy novel. Here are entries from the past three years, plus Rice's advice on how to write in the Bulwer-Lytton mode.
Categories: Authorship

It was a Dark and Stormy Night

It was a Dark and Stormy Night

After being kidnapped by outlaws, Antonio, an eight-year-old boy, is asked to tell them a story which he makes up as he goes along.

Author: Janet Ahlberg

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

ISBN: 0140545867

Category: Adventure and adventurers

Page: 32

View: 995

After being kidnapped by outlaws, Antonio, an eight-year-old boy, is asked to tell them a story which he makes up as he goes along.
Categories: Adventure and adventurers

It Was A Dark and Stormy Night

It Was A Dark and Stormy Night

The play is set during a storm in Massachusetts.

Author: Tim Kelly

Publisher: Baker's Plays

ISBN: 0874407524

Category: Drama

Page: 88

View: 334

The play is set during a storm in Massachusetts. Guests continue to happen upon the infamously isolated Ye Olde Wayside Inn, bringing them upon the acquaintances of Hepzibah, Arabella, and Ebenezer Saltmarsh, their Uncle Silas, and the hired girl, Olive. The guests of the Inn continue to follow the mystery of Olive, the peculiar nurse, Ebenezer and his obsession with "Effie", the crazy Saltmarsh sisters, and their late ancestor, "The General".
Categories: Drama

It was a Dark and Stormy Night Snoopy

It was a Dark and Stormy Night  Snoopy

The literary ace works feverishly on his typewriter day and night, on top of his doghouse. And while Snoopy is busy writing the next great novel, the rest of the Peanuts gang will try to get in on the action.

Author: Charles M. Schulz

Publisher:

ISBN: 1841612456

Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial

Page: 160

View: 931

The world's most talented beagle has found a new career - as a writer, of course! The literary ace works feverishly on his typewriter day and night, on top of his doghouse. And while Snoopy is busy writing the next great novel, the rest of the Peanuts gang will try to get in on the action.
Categories: American wit and humor, Pictorial

It was a Dark and Stormy Night

It was a Dark and Stormy Night

Features atrocious opening sentences to hypothetical bad novels

Author: Scott Rice

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: MINN:31951001098690W

Category: Humor

Page: 143

View: 823

Features atrocious opening sentences to hypothetical bad novels
Categories: Humor

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

“Quit calling it 'superluminous'! That term's got no balls. Did they call it 'supersonorous' when they first broke the speed of sound? Nope, they called it ...

Author: Bobby Alvarez

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781532036552

Category: Fiction

Page: 138

View: 961

So I present to you twelve chapter 1s of novels that have never been written or, more importantly, finished. Maybe someday, after the kids leave and I have all sorts of free time, Ill finish one or two of these into full-fledged novels. But I doubt it. So dont hold your breath. Instead, just enjoy the potential of chapter 1. Who needs an ending anyway?
Categories: Fiction

It was a Dark and Stormy Night

It was a Dark and Stormy Night

Present entries for the most atrocious opening sentence to hypothetical bad novels

Author: Scott Rice

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: UOM:49015001306183

Category: Humor

Page: 122

View: 163

Present entries for the most atrocious opening sentence to hypothetical bad novels
Categories: Humor

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

A trio of rubes plan and execute the robbery of a life time. What could possibly go wrong?

Author: Mike Swedenberg

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1515172465

Category:

Page: 42

View: 136

A trio of rubes plan and execute the robbery of a life time. What could possibly go wrong?
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Snoopy and It was a Dark and Stormy Night

Snoopy and  It was a Dark and Stormy Night

Snoopy writes a novel and gets it published.

Author: Charles M. Schulz

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company

ISBN: 0030850797

Category: Humor

Page: 65

View: 803

Snoopy writes a novel and gets it published.
Categories: Humor

Son of It was a Dark and Stormy Night

Son of  It was a Dark and Stormy Night

Includes an all-new selection of the most awful opening sentences for nonexistent novels ever to appear in print from the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction contests of the last two years

Author: Scott Rice

Publisher: Viking Press

ISBN: 0140088393

Category: Humor

Page: 125

View: 543

Includes an all-new selection of the most awful opening sentences for nonexistent novels ever to appear in print from the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction contests of the last two years
Categories: Humor

The End of the Dark and Stormy Night

The End of the Dark and Stormy Night

It was a dark and stormy night... R. AVI SAT IN front of his Macintosh. It must have been the glare of the monitor that affected his sight, for he was ...

Author: Rajni Mala Khelawan

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781466926042

Category: Fiction

Page: 174

View: 655

If we assume that God exists, what path do you think will lead straight to Salvation? In this hilarious, tongue-in-cheek novel set in Elkford, British Columbia, Mrs. Anand believes that not eating cows is the answer. For this reason, she hates Jesse, the red-haired cow eater who married her talentless writer son, Ravi. Mrs. Hicks, a legalist, is convinced that Salvation only comes to those who are born-agains. And that Jesus hates lesbians. What Mrs. Hicks does not know is that her only daughter, Elisha, is a full-blown lesbian, her son, a porn addict, and her husband, an adulterous man. Elisha, who is in love with the half Jamaican single mother wonders how exactly born-again lesbians find Salvation. She wonders if the mysterious stranger who wears a top hat and carries a garbage bag full of only-God-knows-what knows the answer to this eternal quest that plagues our characters' everyday existence. Rich with a multicultural cast, irreverent humor, and a twist of magic, Rajni Mala Khelawan weaves a tale of ordinary people seeking to end the blindness that corrupts their lives.
Categories: Fiction

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

For most of the authors in this book, what you hold in your hand is a dream come true for them. For years they have written in notebooks or on anything they could find to write down the words that dared come out.

Author:

Publisher: Coyote Moon Books

ISBN: 0984431977

Category:

Page: 246

View: 141

For most of the authors in this book, what you hold in your hand is a dream come true for them. For years they have written in notebooks or on anything they could find to write down the words that dared come out. While this may look like just a book to you, to these writers it is somewhat of a miracle.
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It was a Dark Stormy Night

It was a Dark   Stormy Night

When Penelope Pig's diamond is stolen during a "dark and stormy night," Inspector Derek Dog must question an assortment of suspects

Author: Keith Moseley

Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0803710216

Category: Animals

Page: 14

View: 152

When Penelope Pig's diamond is stolen during a "dark and stormy night," Inspector Derek Dog must question an assortment of suspects
Categories: Animals

Paul Clifford Complete

Paul Clifford   Complete

The book was successful upon its release.It is the source of the famous opening phrase "It was a dark and stormy night..."PlotPaul Clifford tells the story of a chivalrous highwayman in the time of the French Revolution.

Author: Baron Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1795696125

Category:

Page: 296

View: 268

Paul Clifford is a novel published in 1830 by English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton. It tells the life of Paul Clifford, a man who leads a dual life as both a criminal and an upscale gentleman. The book was successful upon its release.It is the source of the famous opening phrase "It was a dark and stormy night..."PlotPaul Clifford tells the story of a chivalrous highwayman in the time of the French Revolution. Brought up not knowing his origins and living an evil life, Clifford is arrested for theft. The love of his life is Lucy Brandon. Brought before her uncle, Judge Brandon, for the robbery, it is unexpectedly revealed that Clifford is Brandon's son.That revelation complicates the trial, but Judge Brandon tries Clifford and condemns him to death. Clifford escapes from jail. With his lover and cousin, Lucy, he makes his way to America.Famous first wordsAlthough Paul Clifford is rarely read among the general reading public today, it contains one of the most widely known incipits in English literary history: "It was a dark and stormy night...." It is frequently invoked for its atmospheric and neo-Gothic description, often in the mystery, detective, horror, and thriller genres. Because of its Romantic qualities, it has likewise become a textbook example of purple prose."It was a dark and stormy night" is only the beginning of the full first sentence: 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 housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.....Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton, PC (25 May 1803 - 18 January 1873) was an English writer and politician. He served as a Whig MP from 1831 to 1841 and a Conservative MP from 1851 to 1866. He was Secretary of State for the Colonies from June 1858 to June 1859, when he selected Richard Clement Moody to be founder of British Columbia. He was offered the Crown of Greece in 1862 after the abdication of King Otto, but declined it. He became Baron Lytton of Knebworth in 1866. His son was the statesman Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton, who served as Governor-General of India and British Ambassador to France, and wrote poetry under the pseudonym Owen Meredith. Bulwer-Lytton's literary works were highly popular; his novels earned him a fortune. He coined the phrases "the great unwashed," "pursuit of the almighty dollar," "the pen is mightier than the sword," and "dweller on the threshold." Then came a sharp decline in his reputation, so that he is known today for little more than the opening line "It was a dark and stormy night," the first seven words of his novel Paul Clifford (1830). The sardonic Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest attempts to find the "opening sentence of the worst of all possible novels."
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A Dark and Stormy Night

A Dark and Stormy Night

A Grandpa story: This true tale is about a train crash many years ago; so crazy you could not make it up!! Luckily no one gets hurt when a couple of houses get demolished - Age 6-12.

Author: Christopher Vine

Publisher: Christopher Vine 2008

ISBN: 0955335981

Category: Children's stories

Page: 32

View: 393

A Grandpa story: This true tale is about a train crash many years ago; so crazy you could not make it up!! Luckily no one gets hurt when a couple of houses get demolished - Age 6-12.
Categories: Children's stories

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night Counter Display

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night Counter Display

The world-famous competition seeks to find the most atrocious opening sentence to a hypothetical lousy novel. Here are entries from the past three years, plus Rice's advice on how to write in the Bulwer-Lytton mode.

Author: Scott Rice

Publisher:

ISBN: 0147795109

Category:

Page:

View: 484

The fourth collection of hilarious selections taken from the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for the best of bad fiction. The world-famous competition seeks to find the most atrocious opening sentence to a hypothetical lousy novel. Here are entries from the past three years, plus Rice's advice on how to write in the Bulwer-Lytton mode.
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IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT That s Funny Right

IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT That s Funny Right

This is a story about two people who are trying to write a funny novel about zombies.

Author: Ross Van Dusen

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798686568341

Category:

Page: 208

View: 857

This is a story about two people who are trying to write a funny novel about zombies. And about the other people in their lives. They intertwine a little-some more than others. If it were a movie, it would be called a romantic comedy. (A rom-com?) But, it's a book, so it can be described as a crumbling effort to be amusing.
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It Wasn t a Dark and Stormy Night Titanic Time

It Wasn t a Dark and Stormy Night   Titanic Time

If you had been, it would have inflated slightly to make you more buoyant. Never take it off! I told you that before.” “How am I supposed to clean it then?

Author: John Chapman

Publisher: John Chapman

ISBN: 9781005074180

Category: Fiction

Page: 22

View: 277

If I went on the Titanic, I would die. If I didn't go the Titanic disaster would never happen and millions would die as a result - and I would never be born. You're probably confused. I was, but when you are time travelling, paradoxes are one of those things you have to learn to live with. I had to go - to make sure the Titanic sank!
Categories: Fiction

It was a dark and stormy night

It was a dark and stormy night

Author: David Bunn

Publisher:

ISBN: 1888979089

Category: Artists' books

Page: 332

View: 709

"This project is drawn from the obsolete card catalogs of the Mütter Museum Philadelphia, and the discarded main card catalog of the Los Angeles Central Library. ...The poems ... are composed of the title lines of sequences of cards taken in order, using all cards beginning with a given word, series of words, title groups, author groups or subject groups, and are printed as plates following the poems."--Colophon [v. 2].
Categories: Artists' books