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

Quotes from Coningsby; or, Th The censure was coarse benjajin being strong, and vindictive when it would have been sarcastic.

Rigby was sitting on a sofa by Lord Monmouth, detailing in whispers all his gossip of the morn: This proof of his character impresses Edith’s father who had previously also been hostile and he consents to their marriage at last. To return to Lucian Gay. One star is too generous for this book but I can’t give it the zero stars rating which it really merits. Loses nothing of its power as literature, in spite of the dated style and language used.

In what fanciful schemes to obtain the friendship of Coningsbj had Millbank in his reveries often indulged! New families had arisen on the Tory side that almost rivalled old Newcastle himself in their electioneering management; behjamin it was evident that, unless some reconstruction of the House of Commons could be effected, the Whig party could never obtain a permanent hold of official power. Richard rated it liked it Mar 22, There might be some objection to grant leave to Coningsby at this moment; but it was a rule with Mr.

He was sent to a fashionable school preparatory to Eton, where he found about two hundred youths of noble families and connections, lodged in a magnificent villa, that had once been the retreat of a minister, superintended by a sycophantic Doctor of Divinity, already well beneficed, and not despairing of a bishopric benjamim favouring the children of the great nobles.


The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. It was evident that diseaeli had made a favourable impression on her Highness, for ever and anon she put a truffle or idsraeli delicacy in his plate, and insisted upon his taking some particular confectionery, because it was a favourite of her own.

It’s distinctly Victorian, with very long digressions by the author, a preference for telling rather than showing, no great efforts at characterization, and a tendency to idealize. Hasan Moman rated it really liked it Apr 25, Buckhurst, and Henry Sydney, and Vere, welcomed him cordially.

At this moment Millbank entered. My edition includes a key mapping every character in the book to his or her probable real-life analog – fascinating in the abstract but would require too deep a dive into the political and social minutia of the day to look them all up and find out more.

That worthy individual was not slow in detecting the treasure he had lighted on; a wit, benjamih ready and happy writer, a joyous and tractable being, with the education, and still the feelings and manners, of a gentleman. Meanwhile, Flora is becoming more withdrawn and is unable to sing so frequently. In the dark ages, when history was unknown, the passions of societies, undisturbed by traditionary experience, were strong, and their convictions, unmitigated by criticism, were bfnjamin fanatical.

Coningsby, or, The New Generation by Benjamin Disraeli

They went to the ministry; they asked to be guided; they asked to be governed. How amazing people were before TV and the internet and twitting. It savoured rather of restlessness than of energy; and, while it proved in its progress not only an ignorance on his part of the public mind, but of the feelings of his own party, it terminated under circumstances which were humiliating to the Crown, and painfully significant of the future position of the House of Lords in the new constitutional scheme.


New Haven and London: The book was written — as was soon revealed — by a nineteen-year old precocious author, William Northwho later became a minor writer and satirist. We have reason to be very thankful.

One learns a great deal from this book. Aug 14, Tricia rated it liked it. It was a family famous for its hatreds. It was the identical question which had been presented to Coningsby in the memorable interview of the morning, and which had received no reply; or rather had produced on his part a sentimental ebullition that had absolutely destined or doomed him to the Church.

Want to Read saving…. Lord Monmouth, who liked a butt, and had a weakness for boisterous gaiety, coningshy encouraged the boys, till Rigby began to lose his temper and get noisy. Rigby and the lady talked an infinite deal about things which he did not understand, and persons of whom he had never heard, our little hero made his first meal in his paternal house with no ordinary zest; and renovated by the pasty benjaminn a glass of sherry, nenjamin altogether a different being from what he was, when he had undergone the terrible interview in which he began to reflect he had considerably exposed himself.

Rigby could instruct him in matters of detail, which Mr. He felt a constraint. And now, suddenly, an event had occurred, like all events, unforeseen, which in a few, brief, agitating, tumultuous moments had singularly and utterly changed the relations that previously subsisted between him and the former object of his concealed tenderness.