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The main interest of Vivian Grey now is in its foreshadowing of Disraeli's later
work. As a novel it is fantastic: Disraeli when he wrote it had no practical
experience of politics. Lath-and-paper personae, masks for the author himself,
engage in ...
Disraeli's novels, however, spring out of politics and nothing else; characters and
action come alive only through politics. Coningsby was published in 1 844. Its
author was already a power in parliament, the leader of the Tory schismatics.
For Disraeli's imagination magnified, exaggerated, simplified everything it
focused on ; and his prose style, sweeping, rhetorical, seeking the immediate
effect, abetted the process. This is apparent especially in the character of Sidonia
. Disraeli ...
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