Dizzy: A Life Of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl Of Beaconsfield

By: Hesketh Pearson

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ISBN
9780141390895
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
320
Dimensions
135 x 216mm

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Twice Prime Minister, dandy, novelist, creator of the party machine and brilliant orator, Benjamin Disraeli was both a "realist and a showman". As a Jew, he overcame the prejudice and snobbery of Victorian society and climbed the "greasy pole" to become one of the great Conservative leaders. Queen Victoria, whom he made Empress of India, was distraught when Disraeli left office, calling him "the kindest and most devoted as well as one of the wisest Ministers".

In this vividly entertaining biography, Hesketh Pearson conveys the many contradictory characteristics in Disraeli's personality: the huge ambition set against a delight in domesticity, the political hard-head with a romantic streak, the thirst for power coupled with the need for love. "Everything comes if a man will only wait," he once wrote. Disraeli overcame the difficulties of his origin, his eccentricity, his debts, the antipathy of his party, and the national distrust of genius and wit.
ISBN:
9780141390895
Publication Date:
09 / 01 / 2002
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
135 x 216mm

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