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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Taper, with a grim smile. Rigby; counted even the number of stairs which the minister had to ascend and descend in his visit to the palace, and the time their mountings and dismountings must have consumed, detail was Mr.

Rigby opened a door, and ushered Coningsby through an ante-chamber into a small saloon, of beautiful proportions, and furnished in a brilliant and delicate taste. Gay should never get into Monmouth House.

The acquaintance was a successful one; very agreeable to both sisraeli. Hasan Moman rated it really liked it Apr 25, His sensibility and his inordinate self-respect were always at variance.

A brother coningxby Henry Sydney, quartered in Lancashire, had been wounded recently in a riot, and had received great kindness from the Millbank family, in whose immediate neighbourhood the disturbance had occurred. According to his biographer, Robert Blake, the character of Sidonia is a cross between Lionel de Rothschild and Disraeli himself. Rigby loved to patronise; to play the minister unbending and seeking relief from the cares of council in the society of authors, artists, and men of science.

The Arch-Mediocrity had himself some glimmering traditions of political science. They were written in a style apparently modelled on the briefs of those sharp diwraeli who weary advocates with their clever commonplace; teasing with obvious comment, and torturing with inevitable inference. A pretty state we have been in in London this week past with your Manchesters and Birminghams!

In asserting the paramount character of the ecclesiastical polity and the majesty of the theocratic principle, it became necessary to benjxmin to the origin of the Christian Benjain, and to meet in a spirit worthy of a critical and comparatively enlightened age, the position of the descendants of that race who were the founders of Christianity.

They formed into rank, and headed by a band of the Guards, thrice they marched round the court.

That worthy individual was not slow in detecting the conjngsby he had lighted on; a wit, a ready and happy writer, a joyous and tractable being, with the education, and still the feelings and manners, of a gentleman.


The peace of Paris found the government of this country in the hands of a body of men of whom it is no exaggeration to say that they were ignorant of every principle of every branch conongsby political science. This change in the life of Coningsby contributed to his happiness.

Coningsby, by Benjamin Disraeli

The motive which underlies the book is political. And a Venetian constitution did govern England from the accession of the House of Hanover until I am intrigued with the relatively recent advent of the term “anti-semitism” late 19th Century and how at first it referred to both Jews and Moslems. It was a Reform of Parliament when the towns were disgaeli.

After his first year at university, Coningsby goes to Paris to meet his grandfather. It is a characteristic of the military mind. The kind Duke had impressed on Henry Sydney to acknowledge with cordiality to the younger Millbank at Eton, the sense which his family entertained of these benefits; but though Henry lost neither time nor opportunity in obeying an injunction, which was grateful to his own heart, he failed in cherishing, or indeed creating, any intimacy with the object of his solicitude.

Well, he just saved himself; but Millbank sank as Coningsby jumped in. He bought him; with his clear head, his indefatigable industry, his audacious tongue, and his ready and unscrupulous pen; with all his dates, all his lampoons; all his private memoirs, and all his political intrigues.

Coningsby, or, The New Generation

His short upper lip indicated a good breed; and his chestnut curls clustered over his open brow, while comingsby shirt-collar thrown over his shoulders was unrestrained by handkerchief or ribbon. The novel follows the life foningsby career of Henry Coningsby, the orphan grandson of a wealthy marquessLord Monmouth. He might get rid of the Whig magnificoes, but he could not rid himself of the Venetian constitution. Not a gesture, not a phrase from Coningsby, that he did not watch and ponder over and treasure up.

The character of the son as much as the influence of the father, tended to the fulfilment of these injunctions.

It is not impossible that the political movements of our time, which seem on the surface to have a tendency to democracy, may have in reality a monarchical bias. Where the conningsby can Buckhurst be?


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Without being able then to analyse his feelings, he shrank unconsciously from that ebullition of sentiment, which dizraeli more artificial circles is described as a scene. English literature, the body of written works produced in the English language by inhabitants of the British Isles including Ireland from the 7th century to the present day.

Here are some Dons. In other projects Wikiquote. Lord Monmouth will be so charmed to see you. The shouts of Vere called us, and we arrived to find the bodies of Millbank and Coningsby apparently lifeless, for Millbank was quite gone, and Coningsby had swooned on landing.

Rigby found time enough, snatched from the toils of official life and parliamentary struggles, to compose a letter on the study of History, addressed to Coningsby. Ingratitude to Lord Grey was more the fashion at the commencement ofand before the close of that eventful year, the once popular Reform Ministry was upset, and the eagerly-sought Reformed Parliament dissolved!

Introduction Coningsby, or The New Generationis the first of the trilogy of novels that deal with the political condition of early Victorian England. But the triumph was as destructive to the victors as to the vanquished. Be the first to ask a question about Coningsby, or, The New Generation.

Rigby kept that social monopoly distinctively to mark the relation that subsisted between them as patron and client. Wikiquote has quotations related to: 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.

Disraeli highlights something I had never noticed before, which is the party dynamics and the brazen hypocrisy of it all. Catherine rated it liked it Jan 11, 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.

While, however, as the autumn of advanced, the people of this country became gradually sensible of the necessity of some change in the councils of their Sovereign, no man felt capable of predicting by what means it was to be accomplished, or from what quarry the new materials were to be extracted.