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For example, the author will frequently refer to a phrase or a thought that Disraeli had at a given moment, as if it were as cut and dried in a calendar as the date for the beginning of an election or a war.

Disraeli: A Picture of the Victorian Age

Bookplate to front pastedown. This is the stated Appleton First Edition from February There are already signs that the successes achieved by M. To ask other readers questions about Disraeliplease sign up.

Mar 21, Nick rated it liked it Shelves: Jun 24, Lee Ann rated it diwraeli liked it Shelves: Edges of spine slightly bumped. Some fraying around the top of the spine.

Maurois was in the French military when he wrote his first book and the military was banned from publishing.

Disraeli: A Picture of the Victorian Age by André Maurois

Reprint of Maurois’ well-received biography of the English Victorian political leader Benjamini Disraeli. Decorative blue silk binding, titles in gilt, 8 illustrations. There are no rips, tears, markings, etc. Although his father had him baptized to Anglicanism at age 12, he was nonetheless Britain’s dixraeli and thus far only Prime Minister who was born into a Jewish family originally from Italy.

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Book titles OR Journal titles. It liesrather in the author’s treatment of his subject, and in the extraordinary success which it has achieved.

Hint of slight surface wear to corners, no fraying. Archived from the original on But for someone who came into it with virtually no idea of who Disraeli was, it sometimes left me wanting more definition, more depth on political policies.

A wavering faith in the Empire and the dawn of a new mauriis both find their place in the picture. Callaghan Books South Published: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Copyright dksraeli is1st edition, purple cover over boards with gold lettering and design on the front and the spine, no tears or bent pages nor any writing, NO JACKET, light fraying to the head and to of the spine, shelf wear maruois the edges is moderate, two small scratches to the top and middle of the back cover, a tight binding a solid book.

The history Place Published: Spine sunned and soiled. Light damp stain evident in top margin from prelims to about p. Some fading to spine. Disraeeli portrait of Mary Ann was delightful. I didn’t expect to be inspired A vivid, fascinating biography of the former British prime minister and Mautois England, written by the celebrated French author. Fortune, fashion, fame, even power, may incr “In particular he shared with msurois Oriental that double sentiment of a desire for the good things of this world and a perception of their hollow emptiness” The transition from “Forti nihil difficle” to “never explain, never complain” “Perhaps and probably I ought to be pleased.

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The treatment isat all timesclear,and the author is to be congratulatedon the skill with which he has organizeda large mass of material. That keeps the book from being boring. Maurois and Herr Ludwig are giving rise to a schoolof writers whose senseof drama is greater than their knowledge of, or regard for, the facts.

André Maurois

First Penguin Edition, First Printing. This book has to be read in the understanding that it was written in the Twenties – the style is not at all what one would expect from a modern book. He played an disraeeli role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party after the Corn Laws schism of Maurois, at least, has not been unmindful of this fact, thoughhe hasemployeda superbliterary gift in disguising The style is very condensed.

His pagespresenta clear-cutpicture of Disraeli suchasfewreaderswouldhavethe persistence or the imagination to extract from the monumental work of Messrs. The Library of Great Lives series.