Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1868, Volume X
In February 1868 Benjamin Disraeli became the fortieth prime minister of Great Britain. The tenth volume of the Benjamin Disraeli Letters series is devoted exclusively to Disraeli’s copious correspondence during that momentous year. The volume contains 648 of Disraeli’s letters, 510 of them never before published and all copiously annotated – often with the other side of the correspondence included.
This volume constitutes a unique record of Disraeli’s rise to power and of the inner workings of the Victorian political scene, all of it recorded in intimate detail. A vast project which the Times Literary Supplement has called “a monument to scholarship,” the Benjamin Disraeli Letters volumes are an essential resource for the study of nineteenth-century politics, history, literature, and the arts.
- Series: Letters of Benjamin Disraeli
- World Rights
- Page Count: 592 pages
- Illustrations: 15
- Dimensions: 7.2in x 1.8in x 10.3in
‘This University of Toronto Press edition sets a gold standard for typographical clarity and organizational order: on these parian pages, every aspect of the apparatus is precisely defined and accessible.’
SEL Studies vol 55:04:2015
‘An exemplary volume. The quality of the scholarship is extremely high.’
Jonathan Parry, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
‘The correspondence in this volume will be of interest to everyone who studies Victorian politics. The editors leave practically no stone unturned – no character unidentified, no context unexplained, no cross-reference unnoted.’
Padraic C. Kennedy, Department of History, York College of Pennsylvania
Author InformationMichel W. Pharand is the director of the Disraeli Project at Queen's University.
Ellen L. Hawman is a research associate and co-editor with the Disraeli Project.
Mary S. Millar is a co-editor with the Disraeli Project and an independent scholar in Kingston, Ontario.
Sandra den Otter is an associate professor in the Department of History at Queen’s University.
M.G. Wiebe is general editor emeritus of the Disraeli Project and was a professor of English at Queen's University.
Robert Lowry Patten Award- Winner in 2016
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