The Life of Benjamin Disraeli; Earl of Beaconsfield Volume 1

The Life of Benjamin Disraeli; Earl of Beaconsfield Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...The latter part... is a rapid volume of travels, a Childe Harold in 1 The well-known historian of Latin Christianity, later Dean of St. Paul's. 3 Macaulay had just been 'dusting that varlet's jacket' in a number of the 'Blue and Yellow.' 1832 RECEPTION OF CONTARINI 191 prose.'1 Disraeli had called his novel "A Psychological Romance," and to this title he reverted in subsequent editions; but at the suggestion of Milman and under pressure from Murray he now consented to change it into "Contarini Fleming: A Psychological Autobiography." The work appeared in four volumes and with nothing on the title-page to indicate the authorship, but the anonymity was only thinly veiled, many of the reviewers mentioning Disraeli by name. To Sarah Disraeli. May 26,1832. I received your letter yesterday, and the note you enclosed was from Beckford, to whom I had sent a copy of Contarini. His answer is short, but very courteous. It commences with four exclamations. 'How wildly original! How full of intense thought! How awakening! How delightful!' This really consoles one for Mr. Patmore's criticism in the Court Journal. May 28. Amid abundance of praise and blame of Contarini, one thing which we all expected is very evident, that not one of the writers has the slightest idea of the nature or purposes of the work. As far as I can learn it has met with decided success. Among others Tom Campbell, who, as he says, never reads any books but his own, is delighted with it; 'I shall review it myself, ' he exclaims, 'and it will be a psychological review.' Have you read the review in the Monthly, where I am accused of atheism, because I retire into solitude to write novels? July 5. Contarini seems universally liked, but moves slowly. The staunchest admirer I...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236601572
  • 9781236601575