Introduction. Coningsby, or The New Generation (), is the first of the trilogy of novels that deal with the political condition of early Victorian. The Project Gutenberg EBook of Coningsby, by Benjamin Disraeli This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions. Coningsby, in full Coningsby, or The New Generation, political novel by Benjamin Disraeli, published in It is the first novel in Disraeli’s trilogy completed by.

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Coningsby, or, The New Generation

Yep, Disraeli is no Dickens or Trollope. In the meantime Coningsny and Taper, who had never quitted for an instant the mysterious head-quarters of the late Opposition, were full of hopes and fears, and asked many questions, which they chiefly answered themselves. Shirley was besieged, you know, in the civil wars; and the rebels got infernally licked. Monmouth House is in a court-yard.

Retrieved from ” https: The polished Lord Monmouth bowed as if he were much gratified by this notice of one so dear to him. The return of Coningsby, their leader alike in sport and study, inspired them today with unusual spirits, which, to say the truth, were never particularly depressed.

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He is shown some of his father’s old possessions in a banker’s safe including a portrait of a woman, presumably Coningsby’s mother, which he had also seen at Milbank’s home. They were recounted in disraeoi fresh a spirit, and in such vivid colours, that Coningsby lost nothing by his London visit.

Ormsby, touched by a pensive reminiscence.

coingsby There is a lieutenant, too; and the remainder are sergeants. All that aside, the book is a sweet Victorian novel more or less – a nice coningsyb. I understand my tailor has turned Liberal, and is going to stand for one of the metropolitan districts, a friend of Lord Durham; perhaps I shall find him in it when I return. He would rather have met Millbank again in school, or in the playing fields. We have reason to be very thankful.

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Coningsby / Benjamin Disraeli

At this moment there entered the room a little boy, the scion of a noble house, bearing a roasted goose, which he had carried from the kitchen of the opposite inn, the Christopher. The themes, and some of the characters, reappear in Disraeli’s later novels Sybil and Tancred.

Just as the youth, mounted on a chair, was adjusting the portrait of the Duke, which he had observed to be awry, the gentleman for whom he had been all this time waiting entered the room. The report of their friend imparted to them unbounded satisfaction, when they learned that his relative was a splendid fellow; that he had been loaded with kindness and favours; that Monmouth House, the wonders of which he rapidly sketched, was hereafter to be his home; that Lord Monmouth was coming down to Montem; that Coningsby was to order any dress he liked, build a new boat if he chose; and, finally, had been pouched in a manner worthy of a Marquess and a grandfather.

Benjamin Disraeli, British statesman and novelist who was twice prime minister—80 and who provided the Conservative Party with a twofold policy of Tory democracy and imperialism.

It was something to swagger about when they were together after their second bottle of claret. So long as our domestic administration was confined merely to the raising of a revenue, they levied taxes with gross facility from the industry of a country too busy to criticise or complain. And if so, what?


One learns a great deal from this book. His face was pale; his hand was moist; his heart beat with tumult. Pitt, because they mistook disorganisation for sedition. Want to Read saving…. And the next day, when he received Mr. Coningsby follows the fortunes of Harry Coningsby, the orphaned grandson of the marquis of Monmouth.

Dangermousie rated it really liked it Oct 13, Her father, the Prince, did not compensate for this treatment. In the chaotic tumult of his mind, his memory suddenly seemed to receive some miraculous inspiration.

The Duke sat next to Lord Monmouth during the debate on the enfranchising question, and to while away the time, and from kindness of disposition, spoke, and spoke with warmth and favour, of his grandson. Monmouth has intelligence that an election is imminent and wants Coningsby to be the Tory candidate, but Coningsby refuses because he cannot support the Conservatives since he does not know what they want to conserve and anyway is an opponent of the status quo.

All that remains of the pragmatic arrangements of the mighty Congress of Vienna is the mediatisation of the petty German princes. Oct 30, Robert Barrett rated it really liked it.

But for him especially there was much of interest and novelty. And I do not mean that this shall be only at Eton, but afterwards, wherever we may be, that you will always remember that there is nothing I cohingsby not do for you.

Buckhurst, and Henry Sydney, and Vere, welcomed him cordially.