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DISRAELI, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield.

Novels and Tales. With Portrait and Sketch of His Life....

The Hughenden Edition.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Longmans, Green, and Co., 1882

Stock Code: 131827

£1,250
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

An attractive library set of Disraeli's fictional works. Disraeli's novels came to have a clear political intent, aiming to shift Victorian public opinion and consequently the nation's politics. As he later wrote, "it was not originally the intention of the writer to adopt the form of fiction as the instrument to scatter his suggestions, but, after reflection, he resolved to avail himself to a method which, in the temper of the times, offered the best chance of influencing opinion" (author's preface to the fifth edition of Coningsby, 1849).

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Description

11 volumes, octavo (188 x 127 mm). Contemporary calf by Bickers and Son, twin brown and green morocco labels to spines, spines gilt to compartments, double gilt fillet to covers, turn-ins tooled in blind, marbled endpapers and edges.

Illustrations

Portrait frontispiece to vols. I and XI, title pages with engraved vignettes.

Condition

Spines a little sunned, a few patches of light rubbing, else a near-fine set.

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