Disraeli in Love Author:Maruice Edelman "He is wild enthusiastic and very poetical," wrote Lady Charlotte Bertie on meeting Disraeli in the spring of 1833. "The brilliance of my companion infected me and we ran on about poetry and Venice and Bagdad and Damascus, and my eye lit up and my cheek burned. Noise and light are his fondest dreams, and nothing could compensate to him for an o... more »bscure youth, not even glorious old age. I cannot understand his trying to get into Parliament...."
Disraeli, darkly handsome, 28, successful novelist ambitious to succeed in politics, meets and falls in love with another woman that spring-Lady Henrietta Sykes, mother of four young children. Her husband, Sir Francis Sykes, indifferent to his wife's bodily charms and wit, is indifferent also to her billowing romance with Disraeli-while all of London watches.
But heart and head begin to pull Disraeli in different directions, the one toward Henrietta's bed, the other toward Parliament. The story of young Disraili trying to keep and to get, to let loose and to hold, the dashing opportunist on the way toward becoming the most powerful man in England, is above all else the completely believable, utterly enchanting love story of a young Jew enthralling not only his beloved Henrietta but also the whole Gentile world.« less