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“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


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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