The Resource Endymion, by the Earl of Beaconsfield

Endymion, by the Earl of Beaconsfield

Label
Endymion
Title
Endymion
Statement of responsibility
by the Earl of Beaconsfield
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Twins Endymion and Myra Ferrars a experience sudden and drastic fall in status owing to the politics surrounding the Reform Bill of 1832, and are orphaned, though they do not complain. Instead, through self-discipline and patience they achieve a triumphant rise to power-- Myra becomes the queen of a new Latin monarchy, and Endymion, coached throughout by his sister and the determined Lady Montfort, becomes Prime Minister
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As a third generation Englishman of what was originally an Italian Jewish family, British statesman Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, was raised by parents who regretted their own ethnicity. Although his father Isaac D'Israeli himself never converted, after the death of his own father and a quarrel with local synagogue leaders, he had his children baptized, technically making British citizenship and all of its advantages available to them (such as the ability to own land, attend universities and hold political office-- advantages denied to any English resident who was not a member of the Church of England). Disraeli became the country's first (and so far only) Prime Minister of Jewish heritage, and played an instrumental role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party. Before and during his political career, Disraeli was also well-known as a literary and social figure, mainly writing romances, of which Sybil and Vivian Grey are perhaps the best-known today.
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BOS
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1804-1881
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Disraeli, Benjamin
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PR4084.N68
  • PR4084.E6
LC item number
  • E53 1920
  • F20
Literary form
fiction
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Longmans, Green, and Co
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  • Social classes
  • Poor families
  • Rich people
  • Politicians
  • Politicians
  • Poor families
  • Rich people
  • Social classes
  • England
  • England
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Endymion, by the Earl of Beaconsfield
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Note
  • "New impression (1919). Reissue."
  • Originally published 1880
  • After resigning as Prime Minister for the second time, Disraeli returned to novel-writing to enliven his retirement. His final work, Endymion, a mellow, nostalgic political novel, was published in 1880 and earned him a fee of £10,000, then the largest advance ever paid for a work of fiction. Endymion revisits the scenes of his political apprenticeship in the 1830s and satirises many prominent personalities of the 19th century, extending his caricatures to his literary contemporaries. Dickens appeared in its pages as "Gushy," an unbearably sentimental novelist, and Thackeray as the discontented "St. Barbe," whose satire of polite society is motivated by rage at his exclusion from its ranks.--Cf. Disraeli's sensations for a jaded public, Daisy Hay, The Telegraph, April 16, 2012
  • Volume number from DLC record for the series, OCLC 4420200
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
474 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)8492978
Label
Endymion, by the Earl of Beaconsfield
Link
Publication
Note
  • "New impression (1919). Reissue."
  • Originally published 1880
  • After resigning as Prime Minister for the second time, Disraeli returned to novel-writing to enliven his retirement. His final work, Endymion, a mellow, nostalgic political novel, was published in 1880 and earned him a fee of £10,000, then the largest advance ever paid for a work of fiction. Endymion revisits the scenes of his political apprenticeship in the 1830s and satirises many prominent personalities of the 19th century, extending his caricatures to his literary contemporaries. Dickens appeared in its pages as "Gushy," an unbearably sentimental novelist, and Thackeray as the discontented "St. Barbe," whose satire of polite society is motivated by rage at his exclusion from its ranks.--Cf. Disraeli's sensations for a jaded public, Daisy Hay, The Telegraph, April 16, 2012
  • Volume number from DLC record for the series, OCLC 4420200
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
474 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)8492978

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