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"It was a dark and stormy night …" Bulwer-Lytton's bestseller features a would-be gentleman who becomes a highwayman. His success allows him to live the double life of thief by night, and gent by day. He is sentenced to transportation to Australia, but escapes for a new life with his lady love in America.