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About the Author: Benjamin Disraeli

One of the great British politicians of the nineteenth century, Disraeli served twice as Tory Prime Minister (1868 and 1874 - 1880) and was also a prominent figure in opposition. He is most famous today for the bitter hatred between himself and his political rival William Gladstone. He enjoyed the favour of Queen Victoria, who shared his dislike of Gladstone. His most significant political achievements are the 1867 Reform Act, in which he was instrumental, and the creation of the modern Conservative Party, with which he is credited. His literary career was greatly overshadowed by his parliamentary ambitions ('climbing the greasy pole'), but includes both romances and political novels.


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Paperback, Published in Dec 2008 by Littlefield Press

ISBN10: 1443783854 | ISBN13: 9781443783859

Page count: 724

This book contains the second volume of Benjamin Disraeli s 1847 novel, Tancred - Or, The New Crusade . It was the last in his trilogy of political novels, preceded by Sybil; or, The Two Nations (1845) and Coningsby; or, The New Generation (1844). The plot revolves around the role of the Church of England in rejuvenating Britain s waning spirituality. This book is highly recommended for fans of political fiction, and is not to be missed by collectors of Disraeli s work. Benjamin Disraeli (1804 1881) was a British politician and author, who served as Prime Minister on two separate occasions. He played a central role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party, defining its policies and its broad outreach. Many vintage texts such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author."

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