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Coningsby or the New Generation Henriette Temple Alroy. Ixion in Heaven. The Infernal Marriage; Popanilla Endymion Venetia The Young Duke; 'a Moral Tale, Though Gay' Vivian Grey Contarini Fleming: a Psychological Romance Tancred or the New Crusade Lothair Sybil or the Two Nations

By Earl of Beaconsfield; [Benjamin Disraeli]

1870

Longmans, Green, and Co : London

7" by 5"

464pp; vii, 463pp; 474pp; 482pp; 451pp; 487pp; vii, 461pp; 487pp; xx, 485pp; 489pp; ix, 477pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

A nicely bound set of Benjamin Disraeli's novels, in a signed binding by Mudie, in a near fine condition.

In a signed binding by Mudie. Complete in eleven volumes. A set of eleven novels by Benjamin Disraeli. Containing; 'Coningsby or the New Generation' is a political novel follow the career of the aspiring Henry Coningsby. 'Henriette Temple' is a novel about the secret love and engagement between Ferdinand Armine, an aristocrat, and Henriette Temple, the tenant of a neighbouring estate, the pair having fallen in love at first sight. 'Alroy. Ixion in Heaven. The Infernal Marriage; Popanilla' is an account of the life of David Alroy, heavily fictionalised. The novel portrays the problems of a medieval Jewish man trying to decide between a small and exclusively Jewish state, and a large Empire. 'Endymion' is a romance novel following the rising Tory politicians William Pitt Ferrars. 'Venetia' is a lightweight romantic fantasy novel. 'The Young Duke; 'a Moral Tale, Though Gay'' is a novel that follows the life and adventures of George Augustus Frederick, the young Duke of the title. The novel sees Frederick explores his career and the world of love and engagement. 'Vivian Grey' is a novel following the title character as he rises from childhood into the world of politics. 'Contarini Fleming: a Psychological Romance' is a psychological romance novel, following Contarini, who runs away to Venice, where his mother was born. The novel follows political movements and developments throughout Europe. Disraeli considered 'Contarini Fleming' to be his best novel, despite it being a financial failure. 'Tancred or the New Crusade' follows Lord Montacute, a young hero, who is destined to live the life of a member of the British ruling class. However he decides to retraces the steps of his Crusader ancestors to the Holy Land. 'Lothair' follows a young wealthy orphaned nobleman, who finds himself the centre of attention of three women of different religions. 'Sybil or the Two Nations' is a novel about the plight of the working classes in England. This novel stemmed from Disraeli's interested in the Chartist movement, which was a working-class political reformist movement, seeking universal male suffrage, however it failed as a parliamentary movement. Disraeli was deeply interested in helping the working class living conditions. Written by Benjamin Disraeli. Disraeli served twice as the Prime Minister, providing the groundwork for what would become the modern Conservative Party. His other works include some nonfiction works, such as 'The Present State of Mexico', 'Lord George Bentinck', and 'What Is He' Bookplate to the verso to the front endpapers, 'The MacRobert Trust, Non Sibi Sed Patriae'. Undated, dated from Copac.

CONDITION

In a half morocco binding with marbled paper to the boards, a signed binding by Mudie. Externally, smart. Some fading to the spines. Bookplate to the verso to the front endpapers, though to the rear endpapers of some volumes. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.

Overall Condition: Near Fine

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