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Vivian Grey

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Vivian Grey by Earl of Beaconsfield Benjamin Disraeli, Ear
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Disraeli was barely twenty-one when he published Vivian Grey, his first work of fiction; and the young author was at once hailed as a master of his art by an almost unanimous press. In this, as in his subsequent books, it was not so much Disraeli's notable skill as a novelist but rather his portrayal of the social and political life of the day that made him one of the most popular writers of his generation, and earned for him a lasting fame as a man of letters. In Vivian Grey is narrated the career of an ambitious young man of rank; and in this story the brilliant author has preserved to us the exact tone of the English drawing room, as he so well knew it, sketching with sure and rapid strokes a whole portrait gallery of notables, disguised in name may be, but living characters nevertheless, who charm us with their graceful manners and general air of being people of consequence. Vivian Grey, then, though not a great novel is beyond question a marvelously true picture of the life and character of an interesting period of English history and made notable because of Disraeli's fine imagination and vivid descriptive powers.
Release date NZ
February 1st, 2004
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Wildside Press
Pages
488
Dimensions
152x229x32
ISBN-13
9780809594924
Product ID
1823097

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