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In Session: Forensic Epic 1830–1840

Herbert F. Tucker

in Epic: Britain's Heroic Muse 1790–1910

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232987
eISBN:
9780191716447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232987.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In its 1820–40 efflorescence, the poetic closet drama staked out a space that renewed epic also made its own during the heyday of British national Reform. Literalizing poetic ‘argument’ into debate, ... More


Romantic Toryism: Scott, Disraeli, and Others

Patrick Parrinder

in Nation & Novel: The English Novel from its Origins to the Present Day

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264858
eISBN:
9780191698989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264858.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter discusses how historical romance emerged. Eighteenth-century fiction was mostly focused on the relationship between the gentry and other social classes. This chapter provides an analysis ... More


Disraeli in Shaw

Stanley Weintraub

in Who's Afraid of Bernard Shaw?: Some Personalities in Shaw's Plays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037264
eISBN:
9780813041544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037264.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Although Shaw claimed not to have read Benjamin Disraeli's novels, he apparently read some of them, as his writings evidence. Whatever the case, Disraeli's artful and witty handling of his political ... More


“God Works by Races”: Benjamin Disraeli’s Caucasian Arabian Hebrew Tent

Patrick Brantlinger

in Taming Cannibals: Race and the Victorians

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450198
eISBN:
9780801462634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450198.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines Benjamin Disraeli's racist interpretation of history and politics. Disraeli was seen by his opponents as racially distinct, dangerous, and alien. His father made sure that he ... More


The Literary Origins of Modern Democracy

Simon During

in Against Democracy: Literary Experience in the Era of Emancipations

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242542
eISBN:
9780823242580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242542.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores three mid-nineteenth-century writers who responded early to the sense that democracy was now inevitable: Alexis de Tocqueville, Benjamin Disraeli, and George Eliot. It argues ... More


Feeling the Great Change: Conversion and the Authority of Affect: Benjamin Disraeli's Lothair, J. H. Shorthouse's John Inglesant and Mary Ward's Helbeck of Bannisdale

in Catholic Sensationalism and Victorian Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310706
eISBN:
9781846312762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312762.005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter analyzes three best-selling novels from the later Victorian period — Lothair (1870) by Benjamin Disraeli, John Inglesant (1880) by Joseph Henry Shorthouse, and Helbeck of Bannisdale ... More


Imperial Sovereignty: The Limits of Liberalism and the Case of Mysore

Lauren M. E. Goodlad

in The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic: Realism, Sovereignty, and Transnational Experience

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728276
eISBN:
9780191794490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728276.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Mid-Victorian liberal discourse offered two incompatible modes of legitimating sovereignty beyond England’s borders: a “Greater British” idealization of white settlement and trade; and the imperial ... More


“India is ‘a Bore’”: Imperial Governmentality in The Eustace Diamonds

Lauren M. E. Goodlad

in The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic: Realism, Sovereignty, and Transnational Experience

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728276
eISBN:
9780191794490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728276.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter looks at Anthony Trollope’s most sustained fictional meditation on India as well as a key example of the naturalistic narrative of capitalist globalization. Famously influenced by ... More


Morality

Michael Ruse

in Darwinism as Religion: What Literature Tells Us about Evolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190241025
eISBN:
9780190241056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241025.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The question over which Darwinians like George Eliot obsessed was how to preserve morality in a world bereft of God. Some, like the novelist Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli and the Irish writer ... More


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