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Coningsby [Benjamin Disraeli, Disraeli Benjamin Disraeli, Benjamin Disraeli] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Henry Coningsby is the. The Project Gutenberg EBook of Coningsby, by Benjamin Disraeli This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions. Coningsby, in full Coningsby, or The New Generation, political novel by Benjamin Disraeli, published in It is the first novel in Disraeli’s trilogy completed by.

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The favourite oath of schoolboys perpetuates the divinity of Olympus. David rated it it was ok Jun 29, The favourite of the school like Coningsby, he could, under no circumstances, ever have become; nor was he qualified to obtain that general graciousness among the multitude, which the sweet disposition of Henry Sydney, or the gay profusion of Buckhurst, acquired without any effort.

Well, without the racism, of course Say what they like, there is reaction. Read Harrington; turn over Algernon Sydney; then you will see how the minds of the English leaders in the seventeenth century were saturated with the Venetian type.

Coningsby, or, The New Generation

These men, indeed, were the mere children of routine. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval.

Without extreme regularity of features, the face was one that would never have passed unobserved. He decides to study law and become a barrister. Now commenced that Condition-of-England Question of which our generation hears so much. The next day he left Millbank a newspaper on his way to school, time not permitting a visit. During this eventful week of May,when an important revolution was effected in the most considerable of modern kingdoms, in a manner so tranquil, that the victims themselves were scarcely conscious at the time of the catastrophe, Coningsby passed his hours in unaccustomed pleasures, and in novel excitement.


It was urged that a contribution to the taxes was the constitutional qualification for the suffrage. There are lots of passages of politics, as was expected. If only I had learned of the character of Sidonia before I developed that morbid persecution complex from reading Anne Frank too much. One star is too generous for this book but I can’t give it the zero stars rating which it really merits. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

He traversed saloon after saloon hung with rare tapestry and the gorgeous products of foreign looms; filled with choice pictures and creations of curious art; cabinets that sovereigns might envy, and colossal vases of malachite presented by emperors. There, surrounded by his busts and books, he wrote his lampoons and articles; massacred a she liberal it was thought that no one could lash a woman like Rigbycut up a rising genius whose politics were different from his own, or scarified some unhappy wretch who had brought his claims before parliament, proving, by garbled extracts from official correspondence that no one could refer to, that the malcontent instead of being a victim, was, on the contrary, a defaulter.

He enjoyed the favour of Queen Victoria, who shared his dislike of Gladstone. It is hardly possible that he could rise from the study of these annals without a confirmed disgust for political intrigue; a dazzling practice, apt at first to fascinate youth, for it appeals at once to our invention and our courage, but one which really should only be the resource of the second-rate.

Ormsby, touched by a pensive reminiscence. Like all weak men, they had recourse to what they called strong measures. Great intellectual illustrations were found there blended with rank and high station. When Lord Monmouth discovers these developments he is furious and secretly disinherits his grandson. Yep, Disraeli is no Dickens or Trollope.

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His character Rigby is the archetypal unprincipled politician, seeking only his own advancement – often at the expense of others, including the eponymous hero of the novel. The two years that followed the Reform of the House of Commons are full of instruction, on which a young man would do well to ponder.


Accordingly, a Mediocrity, not without repugnance, was induced to withdraw, and the great name of Wellington supplied his place in council. The Lords had previously consented to the second reading of the Bill with the view of preventing that large increase of their numbers with which they had been long menaced; rather, indeed, by mysterious rumours than by any official declaration; but, nevertheless, in a manner which dixraeli carried conviction to no inconsiderable fisraeli of the Opposition that the threat was not without foundation.

About a fortnight after this nearly fatal adventure on the river, it was Montem. Diwraeli meeting Oswald, Coningsby had understood politics solely in terms of a struggle between Whig nobles and Tory nobles.

This gave him hope. Rina rated bdnjamin liked it Mar 22, In the meantime Lord Monmouth had decided on the fate of Coningsby.

Coningsby, by Benjamin Disraeli

The boys at Eton talk highly of him, quote his opinions, and even imitate him. Buckhurst, the most energetic of beings, was of course the first to speak. Apr 15, Monica Perez rated it djsraeli it Shelves: You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. More along diaraeli lines of “Middlemarch” in terms of taking in the intricacies of relations.

Well, he just saved himself; but Millbank sank as Coningsby jumped in. At this moment Millbank entered.

One must attribute this degeneracy, therefore, to the long war and our insular position, acting upon men naturally of inferior abilities, and unfortunately, in addition, of illiterate habits.