Benjamin Disraeli Letters

Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1838-1841, Volume 3

M. G. WIEBE
J. B. CONACHER
JOHN MATTHEWS
Series: Letters of Benjamin Disraeli
Volume: 3
Copyright Date: 1987
Pages: 458
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3138/9781442671263
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    Benjamin Disraeli Letters
    Book Description:

    Part of the critically acclaimed Letters of Benjamin Disraeli series. This volume contains or describes letters written by Disraeli between 1838 and 1841.

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-7126-3
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents (pp. v-v)
  3. ILLUSTRATIONS (pp. vi-vi)
  4. PREFACE (pp. vii-vii)
  5. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS (pp. viii-viii)
  6. INTRODUCTION (pp. ix-xxix)

    The period of Disraeli’s life covered by this volume of his letters is a pivotal one in his career. It must in prospect have seemed to him at the end of 1837 that the next few years would see the first realizations of his political ambitions, and thus the overcoming of all that had held him back to this point, even eventually his crushing debt. Now that he was finally elected, parliament would presumably provide the forum for his great talents to be appreciated by the world. Yet the end of 1841, and the end of this volume, see Disraeli...

  7. EDITORIAL PRINCIPLES (pp. xxx-xxxi)
  8. DISRAELI CHRONOLOGY 1838-1841 (pp. xxxii-xxxviii)
  9. ABBREVIATIONS IN VOLUME THREE (pp. xxxix-xliv)
  10. CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF LETTERS 1838-1841 (pp. xlv-lvi)
  11. [Illustrations] (pp. lvii-2)
  12. Letters (pp. 3-366)

    My dear P[yne],

    This morning has brought me an important letter, probably the most important I have ever received, and from the highest quarter. Altho’ I trust I have sufficiently barricadoed this sheet of paper, I think / it as well to go into no detail at this moment; our post being villainously inclined. You will see it when we meet.

    I write this only to say that to comply with the request contained, I must pretty well shut myself up in my room until Parliament meets and work very / assiduously some time after.¹ Now if you see your...

  13. APPENDIX I PRE-1838 LETTERS NEWLY FOUND. (pp. 367-375)
  14. APPENDIX II ‘Coeur de Lion’ Letters (pp. 376-384)
  15. APPENDIX III ‘Laelius’ Letters (pp. 385-389)
  16. APPENDIX IV ‘Atticus’ Letter (pp. 390-392)
  17. APPENDIX V PUBLISHED VERSE 1838-1841. (pp. 393-397)
  18. APPENDIX VI THE COURTSHIP LETTERS OF MARY ANNE LEWIS (pp. 398-414)
  19. RECIPIENTS, VOLUMES I-III (pp. 415-417)
  20. INDEX TO VOLUME THREE (pp. 418-458)

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