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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Tancred, by Benjamin Disraeli This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions. This article examines the effectiveness of these approaches when applied to Disraeli’s novel Tancred, begun in late , mostly written in late. TANCRED is the most complex of Disraeli’s novels. Although it has bewildered many readers, the author himself preferred it to his other works.’ Yet even.

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Faith fades and duty dies. Nick Savage marked it as to-read Dec 27, Books by Benjamin Disraeli.

Tancred, or The New Crusade

References to this work on external resources. These ideological subtexts make up a complex psychological, religious and political utopia.

Paperbackpages. It shares a number of characters with the earlier novels, but unlike them is concerned less with the political and social condition of England than with a religious and even mystical theme: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. I skimmed hundreds of pages looking for something good, but it never came. In contrast, he characterises northern races, including Anglo-Saxons, by their spiritless materialism and practicality. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


Tancred; or, The new crusade

Disraeli writes well, but his story gets somewhat confused. Why art thou silent? Wikisource has original text related to this article: Meagan rated it it was ok Sep 09, This observation seems very plausible because Disraeli had an exquisite sense of irony and a talent for self-parody. Get to Know Us. Write a customer review.

Then, as much as now, western politicians seem to blunder about like clumsy, though well-intentioned, children.

Benjamin Disraeli’s “Tancred” as an Imperial Utopia

His most significant political achieve Tancded of the great British politicians of the nineteenth century, Disraeli served twice as Tory Prime Minister and – and was also a prominent figure in opposition.

Tancred, an upper class Englishman, goes to the Holy Land in search of answers. However, the imperial dream is unresolved because it has an unsatisfying ending in the novel. All had been prepared. Novels by Benjamin Disraeli. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Tancred – or, The New Crusade. In this age it is not Parliament that does the real work.


In Tancredhe reconfirms this view, propounding his neo-feudal doctrine that England can be regenerated if the Anglican Church becomes again the spiritual foundation of the State. Beginning this, I found hope and promise in a clever, novel story, but at moments that novelness was destroyed by Disraeli’s attempts at philosophizing. It is the same with the abolition of slavery, and all our great revolutions.

It attacked the liberal sectarian policy pursued by the Peel government in Syria and Lebanon, and European political, religious and economic intervention in the Ottoman Empire more broadly. Retrieved from ” https: This page was last edited on 12 Augustat The book discussed how the Church of England, weakened by sectarianism and materialism, could disraeil the leadership of national opinion.

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