Disraeli: A Brief Life / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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"Witty, well written, and perceptive, this is a valuable short take on the greatest Tory prime minister of the 19th century." P. Stansky, Choice
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521669900
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1999
  • Series: Canto original Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 246
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of abbreviations
Introduction 1
1 The theatre of life 9
2 The theatre of politics, 1832-1837 31
3 The theatre of parliament, 1837-1846 54
4 A leading part, 1846-1865 83
5 Top of the bill, 1865-1881 136
Envoi: the primrose sphinx 211
Notes 223
Index 240
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