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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Henry Coningsby is the orphaned grandson of a wealthy Marquess. While at Eton he befriends Oswald whose father is an enemy of the Marquess. The older men represent old and new money is society.
Coningsby begins to develop liberal political views, so his grandfather secretly disinherits him. Coningsby is then forced to work for a living. Read more Read less. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Coningsby or the New Generation. Sartor Resartus Oxford World's Classics. Thomas Carlyle. Carroll Quigley. Customers who bought this item also bought. The Assassination of James Forrestal.
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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. Some stretches of this book are not very interesting because they require a detailed knowledge of English history.
But the book has two advantages. The style is beautiful, and although it is a little archaic, it is still very impressive. Second, the book shows that the kind of antics that one sees in government belong to the past as well as the present. Whereas 'Sybil, or the Two Nations' was worth reading for the underlying plot and the vigour with which Disraeli championed the underdogs of Victorian society, I'm afraid the endless accounts of the political infighting of the early part of the 19th century exhausted my patience and I did not feel that the plot was sufficient compensation for the boredom.
For only the third or fourth time in a long life I abandoned the book a quarter way through. I read this classic because it was referred to in one of the Anne Perry Mysteries. I received this book free from Amazon for Kindle Readers. I want to thank the publisher for generously making the book available at no charge. I enjoyed the read, and will seek out other books by the author s. One person found this helpful. No stars is no mistake. Calling this the "Kindle Preferred" edition is a joke.
The copy does not lay out or wrap properly no matter how large or small the type selected. It's very difficult to read and is not worth even 99 cents.
I wouldn't accept it as a gift. After trying to read two chapters, I bought a different edition. How can Amazon offer such a defective product? Was an excellent experience in reading a novel, that was actually written by a Prime Minister who worked directly, and significantly, with Queen Victoria.
I read the novel "Coningsby, or the New Generation" because of the often-quoted line, " In context, that is exactly what was asserted. The author of "Coningsby" is Benjamin Disraeli, twice prime minister of England, and a Jew though supposedly Christianized. Was Disraeli was actually revealing inside knowledge about the domination of the Jews?
It could be argued that this was merely poetic license because he was not prime minister until decades after this book was published. In "Coningsby," the character Sidonia is obviously intended to be a member of a "fictional" Rothschild family. Disraeli was a pal of Lionel Rothschild. This novel is reputed to be Disraeli's best. The author teaches us to distinguish between facts and phrases, realities and phantoms. This is a docu-drama, with real historical characters used as background for Disraeli's fictional characters.
Some reviewers, more knowledgeable about English than History, have suggested that the political commentary is dated and not applicable to our times.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Rather than champion the cause of a particular party, Disraeli lampooned all politicians. Disraeli saw the liberals as destructive, and the conservatives as ineffective because of their abandonment of principles and their adherence to expedience.
Disraeli's Tory conservatives took the brunt of his incisive and often humorous jabs. This book prods the reader to ponder many aspects of democracy, such as: who should vote, the theory of representative government, the role of political parties, the role of the press, the proper ties between State and Church, and the nature of the aristocracy.
The book is educational, and even bestows a bit of wisdom upon the reader. The only negative attached to this book is its presentation of some distorted notions about Jewish history and the role of Jews in early Christianity. Also, Disraeli presents the Jewish tycoon Sidonia as the richest, smartest, wisest, man on the planet It is a bit overdone. Coningsby is an interesting political-romantic novel set in early nineteenth century England. In much of the first part of the book, Disreali introduces the main characters and the political and social background against which the action in the later parts of the book will be played.
In this book Disraeli covers several topics. He explains the state of parliamentary politics of the day and the changing social and political situations of the nobility and the rising manufacturing class. As the title character, Coningsby, develops his political philosophy, Disraeli gives an insight into his own core political beliefs. Through Sidonia, one of his main characters, Disreali makes a pitch for the rights of Jews, a group to which Disraeli is linked by consangunity, though not be religion.
To make it all entertaining, Disraeli takes Coningsby and his lover through a long and chaste romantic quest, in which they finally overcome the obstacles placed in their way by their families. The book, ultimately, provides a triumph of love over hatred and pettiness. The strong points of this book are its pleasant story line and the ability to tell a romantic and political tale without including the moral failings, without which so many modern authors seem incapable of expressing themselves.
The weak points are found in its age and storybook ending. The repeated references to so many details of political life of his day and the simililarities of characters to prominent people, which may have been amusing to the readers of his day, are lost on most contemporary readers. The ending, in which all the injustices inflicted on Coningsby by petty people around him are reversed through acts of self-sacrifice which set the world right, introduces a sense of fantasy which makes the book seem just a bit too much to believe.
Overall this book is a worthwhile read. Populist Top Contributor: Guitars. I normally don't care for fiction,but this book is an exception. It may be fiction,but it is based on fact and real people. This book offers a view of the politics of Disraeli's time and where political power really exists. Well written and recommended book! One caveat: I have the Penguin Classic paperback and I don't recommend this edition as the print is very small.
Thomas Braun edited it with notes for each chapter. It would have been great if not for the print. See all reviews from the United States. Top international reviews. I enjoyed this novel. I had seen references to Disraeli's novels in other publications and the latest prompted me to download onto my Kindle and I am pleased I did. The storyline was very pleasant and relaxing, no heart stopping moments, and his description of the aristocracy and the political intrigues of the period were most interesting, Ninety per cent of my reading is now via Kindle.
I know it's not a real book to carry around and gather dust on a bookshelf, but it is so convenient to purchase and download, and to pick it up on your iPhone and read it in a waiting room is a real bonus. Thank you for your feedback. Sorry, we failed to record your vote.
Coningsby, or The New Generation , is the first of the trilogy of novels that deal with the political condition of early Victorian England. The other two novels, Sybil and Tancred , carry a social and imperial message, respectively. After its publication by Henry Colburn, Coningsby became an immediate success. The first edition of 1, copies was sold in two weeks. In the next three months three more editions were printed. In America 50, copies were sold within a few months.
Coningsby, or, The New Generation
Coningsby follows the fortunes of Harry Coningsby, the orphaned grandson of the marquis of Monmouth. It also traces the waning of the Whigs and the Tories and the nascency of the Conservative party. Info Print Cite. Submit Feedback.
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