Disraeli: A Brief Life / Edition 1

Disraeli: A Brief Life / Edition 1

by Paul Smith
     
 

In this fresh account of Benjamin Disraeli's life, Paul Smith looks at his unique character as a fusion of Jewishness and Anglicanism, outsider and insider, nationalist and European, Romantic and Tory; and shows how this formed his "appeal as an original and a card, the most piquant joker in the pack", a faintly raffish outsider who scaled the highest peaks of

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In this fresh account of Benjamin Disraeli's life, Paul Smith looks at his unique character as a fusion of Jewishness and Anglicanism, outsider and insider, nationalist and European, Romantic and Tory; and shows how this formed his "appeal as an original and a card, the most piquant joker in the pack", a faintly raffish outsider who scaled the highest peaks of public life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521669900
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Series:
Canto original Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of abbreviations
Introduction1
1The theatre of life9
2The theatre of politics, 1832-183731
3The theatre of parliament, 1837-184654
4A leading part, 1846-186583
5Top of the bill, 1865-1881136
Envoi: the primrose sphinx211
Notes223
Index240

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