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Benjamin Disraeli and the triumph of imagination

Robert Behrens

Benjamin Disraeli and the triumph of imagination

by Robert Behrens

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Published by University of Warwick in Coventry .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Disraeli, Benjamin, -- 1804-1881.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Robert Behrens.
    SeriesPAIS working papers, Working paper / University of Warwick, Department of Politics -- 43, Working papers (University of Warwick.Department of Politics) -- no.43.
    ContributionsUniversity of Warwick. Department of Politics.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13870654M

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Adam Kirsch's ability to capture the fullness of Benjamin Disraeli's ambition, personality, and character makes this a winsome minor biography. No politician confounds modern sensibilities; no personality was more heroic; no career more improbable. Besides the great Disraeli himself, this book is a wonderful background of the Victorian age/5.

Disraeli despised the liberals and the middle-class values. As a matter of fact, he was far from being progressive and wanted to revive but improve the old ways of doing things.

Both authors bemoan the fact that a figure like Disraeli is missing from today's politics. They mention the fact that he used his imagination tp make politics interesting/5(50). Benjamin Disraeli is the tenth book in the Schocken Books/Nextbook "Jewish Encounters" series.

An exceptional portrait of an intriguing figure, this book will particularly appeal to those readers interested in studying the history of Jewish thought/5(12). Benjamin Disraeli was the most gifted parliamentarian of Disraeli or The Two Lives book.

Read 21 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. It could only come from a cultural imagination in which everyman has and should be dispatched to his proper place in /5. To make it all entertaining, Disraeli takes Coningsby and his lover through a long and chaste romantic quest, in which they finally overcome the obstacles placed in their way by their families.

The book, ultimately, provides a triumph of love over hatred and pettiness/5(16). “Kirsch has written an important and compelling book about Benjamin Disraeli, the first Jewish prime minister of England, who famously replied, ‘Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honorable gentleman were brutal savages in an unknown island, mine were priests in.

Kirsch, in his compelling and elegant account, nevertheless frames Disraeli’s story as one of triumph, that of his political and Jewish imagination. It is unclear whether this is completely true. Enter Mary Anne, the tragic widow. She and Disraeli were both looking for a grand romance.

Each fed the other’s fantasies. Disraeli, the silver-fork novelist, was an. Benjamin Disraeli (). “The Novels and Tales of the Right Hon. Disraeli, M.P.”, p That youthful fervor, which is sometimes called enthusiasm, but which is a heat of imagination subsequently discovered to be inconsistent with the experience of actual life.

88 Famous Quotes By Benjamin Disraeli, The Author Of Two Nations. Benjamin Disraeli was a politician and writer from Great Britain, who went on to serve his country as the Prime Minister on two occasions and remains one of the most revered figures in British history.

Disraeli was also the first and till date the only Jewish person to have become the Prime Minister of Britain. Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS (21 December – 19 April ) was an English statesman and literary served in government for three decades, twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom – the first and thus far only person of Jewish parentage to do so, although Disraeli was baptised in the Anglican Church at an early : 21 DecemberLondon.

To make it all entertaining, Disraeli takes Coningsby and his lover through a long and chaste romantic quest, in which they finally overcome the obstacles placed in their way by their families.

The book, ultimately, provides a triumph of love over hatred and by:   O. n the night of 12 AprilBenjamin Disraeli experienced his greatest political triumph, the passing of the Reform Act. Jubilant Tory MPs swept him out Author: Daisy Hay. Part of the Jewish Encounter series A dandy, a best-selling novelist, and a man of political and sexual intrigue, Benjamin Disraeli was one of the most captivating figures of the nineteenth century.

His flirtation with proto-Zionism, his ideas about power and empire, and his fantasies about the Middle East remain prophetically relevant today. How a man who was born a Jew--and who. 'IMAGINATION GOVERNS mankind'. The force of this observation, made in in a diary kept by Benjamin Disraeli, who was born two hundred years ago this month, found no better illustration than in the course of his own political career, which involved an extraordinary triumph of imagination over adverse circumstances.

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British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data Said, Edward W. Orientalism, 1. East – Study and teaching I. Title ’ DS ISBN 0 5 ISBN 0 5 Pbk. Benjamin Disraeli, 1st earl of Beaconsfield (dĬzrā´lē), –81, British statesman and is regarded as the founder of the modern Conservative party.

Early Career Disraeli was of Jewish ancestry, but his father, the literary critic Isaac D'Israeli, had him baptized ().In Disraeli published his first novel, Vivian Grey. Benjamin Disraeli and the triumph of imagination by Robert Behrens (Book) 2 editions published by Robert Behrens (Book) 1 edition published.

Benjamin Disraeli was one of the most captivating--and contradictory--figures of the 19th century. The novelist was a baptized Christian who saw Judaism as a matter of racial superiority. Kirsch offers a compelling look at Disraeli's lifelong struggle with the question of his Jewish identity.

Disraeli: Or the Two Lives by Douglas Hurd and Edward Young – review A biography of a Tory hero that might easily have strayed into hagiography instead proves a fascinating character study Author: Richard Davenport-Hines. Disraeli was a figure of fascinating contradictions: an archconservative who benefited from England’s liberal attitudes, a baptized Christian who saw Jewishness as a matter of racial superiority, a perennial outsider who dreamed of glory for England, which, in the words of one contemporary, became for Disraeli “the Israel of his imagination.”.Volume II.

– (London: John Murray, ), a famous classic; contains vol of the original edition Life of Benjamin Disraeli volume 1Volume 2Volume 3Volume 4Volume 5Volume 6 Vol 1 to 6 are available free from Google books: vol 5; and vol 6; Parry, Jonathan.

Baptized into the Church of England at the age of 12, Disraeli has remained the “old Jew” in the imagination of admirers and detractors alike. Dismantling that association is a primary purpose of.