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Disraeli : a brief life / Paul Smith.

By: Smith, Paul, 1937-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1996Description: x, 246 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0521381509; 9780521381505; 0521388317; 9780521388313; 0521669901; 9780521669900.Subject(s): Disraeli, Benjamin, 1804-1881 | Conservative Party (Great Britain) -- Biography | Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 | Conservative Party (Grande-Bretagne) -- Biographies | Disraeli, Benjamin, 1804-1881 | Conservative Party (Great Britain) | Disraeli, Benjamin 1804-1881 | Disraeli, Benjamin | Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 | Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 | Conservative Party (Great Britain) -- Biography | Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 | Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Biography | Jews -- Great Britain -- Biography | Romanticism -- Great Britain | Premiers ministres -- Grande-Bretagne -- Biographies | Juifs -- Grande-Bretagne -- Biographies | Romantisme -- Grande-Bretagne | Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire -- 1837-1901 (Vic.) | Jews | Prime ministers | Romanticism | Great Britain | Biografie | Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 | Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Biography | Jews -- Great Britain -- Biography | Romanticism -- Great Britain | 1837-1901 | Politics | Great BritainGenre/Form: History. | Biography.Online resources: Table of contents | Publisher description
Contents:
1. The theatre of life -- 2. The theatre of politics, 1832-1837 -- 3. The theatre of parliament, 1837-1846 -- 4. A leading part, 1846-1865 -- 5. Top of the bill, 1865-1881 -- Envoi: the primrose sphinx.
Summary: In this account of Benjamin Disraeli's life, Paul Smith looks at his 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. --From publisher's description.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-239) and index.

1. The theatre of life -- 2. The theatre of politics, 1832-1837 -- 3. The theatre of parliament, 1837-1846 -- 4. A leading part, 1846-1865 -- 5. Top of the bill, 1865-1881 -- Envoi: the primrose sphinx.

In this account of Benjamin Disraeli's life, Paul Smith looks at his 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. --From publisher's description.