Benjamin Disraeli Letters

Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1852-1856, Volume 6

M.G. WIEBE General Editor
MARY S. MILLAR Co-editor
ANN P. ROBSON Co-editor
Series: Letters of Benjamin Disraeli
Volume: 6
Copyright Date: 1997
Pages: 656
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    Benjamin Disraeli Letters
    Book Description:

    The latest volume in the critically acclaimed Letters of Benjamin Disraeli series contains or describes 952 letters (778 perviously unpublished) written by Disraeli between 1852 and 1856.

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-7129-4
    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. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS (pp. vii-viii)
  5. INTRODUCTION (pp. ix-xxv)

    In the fourth instalment ofBleak House, written just before the 1852 general election, Dickens sardonically linked his sombre title to the dismaying situation in British politics:

    Supposing the present Government to be overthrown, the limited choice of the Crown, in the formation of a new ministry, would lie between Lord Coodle and Sir Thomas Doodle – supposing it to be impossible for the Duke of Foodle to act with Goodle, which may be assumed to be the case in consequence of the breach arising out of that affair with Hoodle. Then, giving the Home Department and the Leadership of...

  6. EDITORIAL PRINCIPLES (pp. xxvi-xxvii)
  7. DISRAELI CHRONOLOGY 1852–1856 (pp. xxviii-xlii)
  8. ABBREVIATIONS IN VOLUME SIX (pp. xliii-xlvii)
  9. CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF LETTERS 1852–1856 (pp. xlviii-2)
  10. Letters (pp. 3-512)

    I had arrived at the same conclusion with respect to Johnny’s coup d’etat, & am gratified that my view is sanctioned by one of yr. acumen & knowledge of circumstances and / persons.¹ The fact is, the government have entirely changed their foreign policy: under ordinary circumstances, instead of making a victim of the Secretary of state, they shd. have resigned. I assume therefore from Ld. John’s conduct, that, after / our self-confessed incapacity of last February, he & the Court no longer recognise us as a practical power in the state.

    I return you L’s letter.² When he objects to the prominence...

  11. APPENDIX I (pp. 513-533)
  12. APPENDIX IA (pp. 534-536)
  13. APPENDIX II (pp. 537-543)
  14. APPENDIX III (pp. 544-545)
  15. APPENDIX IV (pp. 546-555)
  16. APPENDIX V (pp. 556-556)
  17. APPENDIX VI (pp. 557-561)
  18. APPENDIX VII (pp. 562-562)
  19. APPENDIX VIII (pp. 563-564)
  20. APPENDIX IX (pp. 565-568)
  21. APPENDIX X (pp. 569-570)
  22. RECIPIENTS, VOLUME SIX (pp. 571-573)
  23. INDEX TO VOLUME SIX (pp. 574-622)

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