Edward Lytton was an English novelist, playwright and politician. Many famous literary phrases come from Lord Lytton such as: ôthe great unwashedö, ôpursuit of the almighty dollarö, ôthe pen is mightier than the swordö, and ôit was a dark and stormy nightö. Caleb Price wastes his early years and the money he had. He looses touch with his wealthy friends and ends up a poor clergyman in a small village. A visit from an old friend and performing a secret marriage adds flavor to his life. LyttonZs theme is one of conduct. Doing the correct thing is of utmost importance.