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Disraeli : a biography

Author: Stanley Weintraub; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: New York : Truman Talley Books/Dutton, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through the life of Disraeli we see Victorian England--her class system, social intrigues and prejudices, which allowed him to rise to prime minister.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weintraub, Stanley, 1929-
Disraeli.
New York : Truman Talley Books/Dutton, 1993
(OCoLC)621873056
Named Person: Benjamin Disraeli; Benjamin Disraeli; Benjamin Disraeli; Benjamin Disraeli
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Weintraub; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0525936688 9780525936688
OCLC Number: 27684040
Description: xiv, 717 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Son of my right hand, 1804-1837 --
1837: "I have the two greatest stimulants in the world to action, youth and debt" --
1804-1817: "I was born in a library" --
1817-1824: "On a sudden I seemed endowed with new powers" --
1824-1826: "Bitterer...than all, is waking from our first delusion!" --
1826-1830: "I was devoured by ambition I did not see any means of gratifying" --
1830-1831: "Why then the world's mine oyster" --
1831-1833: "There is no education like adversity" --
1833-1834: "...a fair lady of my acquaintance" --
1834-1837: "...the dazzling farce of life" --
Rebel in the house, 1837-1862 --
1837-1841: "The time will come when you will hear me" --
1841-1844: "I already find myself without effort the leader of a party, chiefly of the youth" --
1844-1846: "The two nations" --
1846-1847: "...into the enemy's fort" --
1848-1850: "Opportunity is more powerful even that conquerors or prophets" --
1851-1853: "...we cannot complain of fortune" --
1853-1856: "the bitter cup of ill success" --
1856-1858: "...so fond of Mr. Dizzy" --
1858-1862: "...the field of battle" --
The high game, 1862-1874 --
1862-1866: "...mirages that rise up before the political eye" --
Ralph and Kate: "...a reviving touch of nature in one of her most popular and agreeable forms" --
1866-1868: "...the ministry by himself" --
1868: "...the greasy pole" --
1869-1872: "But now they have turned me out of place" --
1872-1874: "The age of ruins is past" --
The Elysian Fields, 1874-1881 --
1874-1875: "I live for power and the affections" --
1875-1876: "What's the use of power if you don't make people do what they don't like?" --
1876-1878: "I am dead, dead but in the Elysian Fields" --
1878-1880: "Everything, they say, comes too late. It is something if it comes" --
1880-1881: "I have had a good innings and cannot agree with the great king that all is vanity" --
1881: "Every procession must end."
Responsibility: Stanley Weintraub.

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Through the life of Disraeli we see Victorian England--her class system, social intrigues and prejudices, which allowed him to rise to prime minister.

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