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Mr and Mrs Disraeli: a strange romance

Mr and Mrs Disraeli: a strange romance

Hay, Daisy, 1981- author

Reading between the lines of a great cache of their letters and the anecdotes of others in chilly Oxford reading rooms, Daisy Hay shows how the Disraelis rose to the top of the social and political pile. Along the way, we meet women of a similar station and situation whose endings were far unhappier than Mary Anne's, acting as a counterpoint to her fairy tale ending as the landed Angel of the Prime Minister's House. In an age where first ladies are under ever-increasing pressure to perform and conform, 'Mr and Mrs Disraeli' offers a portrait of one who refused to do either, in a society which demanded she do both

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Chatto & Windus, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Daisy Hay
ISBN: 0701189126, 9780701189129
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xii, 308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
Subject: Great Britain Social conditions 19th century.; Great Britain History Victoria, 1837-1901.; Disraeli, Benjamin, 1804-1881 Marriage.; History.; Disraeli, Mary Anne, Viscountess Beaconsfield, 1792-1872 Marriage.