Introduction. Coningsby, or The New Generation (), is the first of the trilogy of novels that deal with the political condition of early Victorian. Coningsby, or, The New Generation has ratings and 12 reviews. Bob said: Having read and thoroughly enjoyed Disraeli’s Sybil, (you can find my observa. Coningsby [Benjamin Disraeli, Disraeli Benjamin Disraeli, Benjamin Disraeli] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Henry Coningsby is the.

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On a trip to Manchester, Coningsby decides to visit Millbank who is abroad and so he is entertained by Millbank’s father and his shy but beautiful year-old sister, Edith. I’m not sure why it was considered so revealing Views Read Edit View history.

Coningsby, or, The New Generation

His movement was called “Young England” — a charmingly vague name. They stand now on the threshold of public life. But is there a statesman among these Conservatives who offers us a dogma for a guide, or defines any great political truth which we should aspire to establish? The first edition of 1, copies was sold in two weeks. I had always been an admirer of Disraeli ever since learning about him in history lessons at school.

Coningsby, or, The New Generation by Benjamin Disraeli

Do what I am doing, what Henry Sydney and Buckhurst are doing, what other men that I could mention are doing, hold yourself aloof from political parties which, from the necessity of diaraeli, have ceased to have distinctive principles, and are therefore practically only factions; and wait and see, whether with patience, energy, honour, and Christian faith, and a desire to look to the national welfare and not to sectional and limited interests; whether, I say, we may not discover some great principles to guide us, to which we may adhere, and which then, if true, will ultimately guide and control others.

Open Preview See a Problem? We shall have new men cropping up every session. It is rumored to be based on Nathan Mayer Rothschild.

In describing these events Disraeli sets out his own beliefs including his opposition to Robert Peelhis dislikes of both the British Whig Party and the ideals of Utilitarianismand the need for social justice in a newly industrialized society.

It’s distinctly Victorian, with very long digressions by the author, a preference for telling rather than showing, no great efforts at characterization, and a tendency to idealize.

With no income or wealth, Coningsby takes up law studies with the aim of eventually becoming Lord Chancellor. Jun 02, Paul Taylor rated it did not like it.


The ostensible tale of I had always been an admirer of Disraeli ever since learning about him in history lessons at school. The two older men represent old and new wealth in society. The popularity of Coningsby was due idsraeli many factors, but mostly to the fact that Disraeli was already a well-known writer and a rising MP associated with the Young England splinter group within the Tory party in Parliament, which opposed the policy of Cnoingsby Minister Robert Peel and old-fashioned Toryism.

It’s not enough to be a nice day it must be the nicest day that was ever seen in that county. Meanwhile the Whigs, who had spent a century emasculating and controlling the monarchs, were crying crocodile tears about how hard it was on the young queen to have the favorites of her youth taken away.

Coningsby was brought up in his grandfather’s political entourage including the critical and self-righteous but often wrong Mr Rigby and the two political hacks, Tadpole and Taper. Flora, her health failing, offers to give it all to Coningsby on account of his kindness to her but he refuses. He decides to study law and become a barrister.

The novel follows the life and career of Henry Coningsby, the orphan grandson coningsy a wealthy marquessLord Monmouth. The main purpose of its writer was to vindicate the just claims of the Tory party to be the popular political confederation of the country; a purpose which he had, more or less, pursued from a very early period of life.

Ilham Azhari rated it really liked it Apr 02, Known as coningsbj dandy, a novelist, a brilliant debater and England’s first and only Jewish prime minister, Disraeli Earl of Beaconfield is best remembered for bringing India and the Suez Canal under control of the crown. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In this aspect he was close to Thomas Carlylewho wrote about a revival of the medieval social concord based on class hierarchy, paternalism and mutual confidence. As with Cooningsbyhe creates a set of impossibly idealized central characters, perfect in limb and mind, whose good qualities are extolled at length.

A Portrait of Benjamin Disraeli. Edith is now staying at Hellingsley so Coningsby returns to his grandfather’s estate, visits Edith and they both declare their love conintsby each other. In ConingsbyDisraeli also makes his famous attack on the political manifesto issued by Sir Robert Peel in in Tamworth, cnoingsby which he promised that cningsby Conservative party would be engaged more actively in social reforms.


Coninvsby and Torymembers of two opposing political parties or factions in England, particularly during the 18th century. On his death, Coningsby is left penniless, and is forced to work for his living. The Earl of Beaconsfield. The ostensible tale of a young man of aristocratic pedigree making his way in the world is set against the backdrop of the recently passed Reform Act and its effects on the politics disareli the day. It is obvious that for a time, under favourable circumstances, such a confederation might succeed; but it is equally clear, that on the arrival of one of those critical conjunctures that will periodically occur in all states, and which such an unimpassioned system is even calculated ultimately to create, all power coninbsby resistance will be wanting: In ConingsbyDisraeli introduced to the reading public the political ideas of the new generation of Conservatives, who called for the rejuvenation of the Tory party so that it could become a truly national one and a predominant political force in Britain.

His bad guys are merely venal and lack the caricatured evil of a Dickens villain. If the Reform Bill is your thing, then write a history book about it. In the Preface to the fifth editionhe wrote:. He enjoyed the favour of Queen Victoria, who shared his dislike of Gladstone. Monmouth then summons Rigby, whom Lucretia intercepts.

Having read and thoroughly enjoyed Disraeli’s Sybilyou can find my observations around here somewhereI somehow came away with the idea that he had only written a couple of novels and when I stumbled upon this s Modern Library edition in the rather excellent Pickwick bookstore in Nyack, New YorkI envisioned myself shortly having “done” Disraeli’s oeuvre.

For somebody carrying on about English tradition, Disraeli is shockingly bold about praising Jews and Judaism.

Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article. The two boys, who often discuss current politics, are keen to determine the consequence of the reform of conjngsby House of Commons. Harry Coningsby was the charge of his grandfather Lord Monmouth after his parents died. Penniless, Coningsby decides to work as a barrister. Richard rated it liked it Mar 22, Its purpose is not so much to entertain as to explain the views of the author, B.