Venetia

A lightweight romantic fantasy in which Lord Byron and Shelley figure in its pages, under different names and different worldly circumstances from those in which they actually...

Vivian Grey

Vivian chooses politics as his career and the novel traces his abortive attempt to gain political power through manipulation of an influential but ineffectual member of...

Henrietta Temple: A Love Story

Ferdinand Armine is the scion of an aristocratic Catholic family, which can trace its roots back to the time of William the Conqueror. Ferdinand had an idyllic but isolated...

Tancred: The New Crusade

Tancred, Lord Montacute, the novel's idealistic young hero, seems destined to live the life of a conventional member of the British ruling class. Dissatisfied with his life in...

Sybil

In Sybil, or The Two Nations, social activist, political reformer, and twice-prime minister Benjamin Disraeli tells the love story of a young working-class woman and a newly...

Sybil

Sybil is an 1845 novel by Benjamin Disraeli. Published in the same year as Friedrich Engels's The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844, Sybil traces the plight of...

Coningsby: The New Generation

The novel follows the life and career of Henry Coningsby, the orphan grandson of a wealthy marquess, Lord Monmouth. Lord Monmouth initially disapproved of Coningsby's parents'...

Sybil: The Two Nations

Sybil traces the plight of the working classes of England. Disraeli was interested in dealing with the horrific conditions in which the majority of England's working classes...

Suez Canal Speech

In 1875, Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli purchased 44% of the Suez Canal’s stock from the bankrupt Egyptian Khedive. He did not consult Parliament, but rather, acted quickly to...

Conservative Principles

British politician Benjamin Disraeli gave this speech in 1872. It details the Conservative Party’s platform, which stressed the role that the nobility, church, and House of...

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