... a truth for those who can comprehend it, and an extravagance for those who cannot.
Gifted with immortal life, Zanoni has lived since the Chaldean civilisation. To preserve his gift, he cannot fall in love with a mortal.
ZANONI, AN INTRODUCTION
PREFACE TO THE EDITION OF 1853
BOOK I: THE MUSICIAN
BOOK II: ART, LOVE, AND WONDER
BOOK III: THEURGIA
BOOK IV: THE DWELLER OF THE THRESHOLD
BOOK V: THE EFFECTS OF THE ELIXIR
BOOK VI: SUPERSTITION DESERTING FAITH
BOOK VII: THE REIGN OF TERROR
Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton PC (25 May 1803 – 18 January 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”, as well as the well-known opening line “It was a dark and stormy night”.