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Disraeli's disciple : the scandalous life of George Smythe

Author: Mary S Millar
Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of the most intriguing relationships in Victorian history is that between George Smythe (1818-57), handsome aristocrat and iconoclast, and Benjamin Disraeli (1804-81), society novelist, Jewish outsider, and future British prime minister. While Smythe's friendship was central to Disraeli's rise to political power in the 1840s and 1850s, little has been written about Smythe's life beyond a few paragraphs in
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Millar, Mary S., 1939-
Disraeli's disciple.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, c2006
(DLC) 2008540429
(OCoLC)62430518
Named Person: Benjamin Disraeli; George Augustus Frederick Percy Sydney Smythe Strangford, Viscount; George Augustus Frederick Percy Sydney Smythe Strangford, Viscount; Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield; George Smythe; George Augustus Frederick Percy Sidney Smythe; Benjamin Disraeli; Benjamin Disraeli; George Augustus Frederick Percy Sydney Smythe Strangford, Viscount; Benjamin Disraeli; George Augustus Frederick Percy Sydney Smythe Strangford, Viscount; Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield; George Smythe; George Augustus Frederick Percy Sidney Smythe; Benjamin Disraeli
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary S Millar
ISBN: 9781442673977 1442673974
OCLC Number: 244767871
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 380 p., [16] p. of plates) : ill., ports.
Contents: Acknowledgments Chronology 1818-75 Abbreviations Prologue: The Wild Ass's Skin * A Splendid Failure? * 1400-1817: The Strangford Inheritance * 1818-26: Cradled in Commotions * 1826-35: George Smythe's Schooldays * 1836-7: Herstmonceux and Cambridge * 1837-8: Faber * 1838-9: Pearls and Swine * 1840: Lady Tankerville * 1841: Heaven-Born Statesman or Devil-Born Orator * 1841: I Am a Very Zero * 1842: Young England * 1843: Worrying Peel - and Reading Casanova * 1844: Coningsby and Historic Fancies * 1844: The Pursuit of Psyche * 1845: The Double Game * 1846: Falling Upstairs - and Down * 1847: With a Tongue and a Pen of His Own * 1848-9: Very Like Assassination * 1850-2: Diplomatic Moves * 1852: Something about the Duke * 1853-5: The Stage-Box of My Soul * 1856-7: Bed-Ridden Lovelace Afterwards Notes Bibliography Index Illustrations follow page
Responsibility: Mary S. Millar.
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