Disraeli: A Brief Life - Paul SmithCambridge University Press, 1999, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Upper wrapper slighty curled. A digital reprint.
First in this Canto edition. [First: 1996] Cover illustration: Disraeli by Carlo Pellegrini. Vanity Fair 30 January 1860.
From the cover: “Benjamin Disraeli was born in London in 1804, the grandson of an immigrant Italian Jew. In this fresh account of his life, Paul Smith looks at Disraeli’s unique character as a fusion of Jewishness and Anglicanism, outsider and insider, nationalist and European, Romantic and Tory; and shows how this formed his appeal as an original and a card, the most piquant joker in the pack and his indomitable nerve, as a faintly raffish outsider, in scaling the highest peaks of public life.”