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The Lion and the Unicorn

by Richard Aldous

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PUBLISHED: 4th October 2007
ISBN: 9781844133123
ANNOTATION:
'Engaging and highly entertaining' Sunday Times The dramatic confrontation between the two 'mighty opposites' of the Victorian age, brilliantly recreated by a talented young historian. Gladstone and Disraeli were the fiercest political rivals of the modern age.
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  • Paperback
    $36.89
PUBLISHED: 4th October 2007
ISBN: 9781844133123
ANNOTATION:
'Engaging and highly entertaining' Sunday Times The dramatic confrontation between the two 'mighty opposites' of the Victorian age, brilliantly recreated by a talented young historian. Gladstone and Disraeli were the fiercest political rivals of the modern age.

Annotation

'Engaging and highly entertaining' Sunday Times

The dramatic confrontation between the two 'mighty opposites' of the Victorian age, brilliantly recreated by a talented young historian.

Gladstone and Disraeli were the fiercest political rivals of the modern age.

Publisher Description

Gladstone and Disraeli were the fiercest political rivals of the modern age. Their intense hatred was ideological and deeply personal. Victorian Britain ruled the oceans and vast territories 'on which the sun never set'. The vitriolic duel between Gladstone and Disraeli was nothing less than a battle to lead the richest and most powerful nation on earth. To Disraeli, his antagonist was an 'unprincipled maniac' characterised by an 'extraordinary mixture of envy, vindictiveness, hypocrisy and superstition'. For Gladstone, his rival was 'The Grand Corrupter' whose destruction he plotted 'day and night, week by week, month by month'. Victorians were electrified by the confrontation. No wonder that when Lewis Carroll's THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS appeared in 1871, so many readers recognised the great adversaries as the warring lion and unicorn 'fighting for the crown'. Richard Aldous gives us the first modern telling of this dramatic story of an intense and momentous rivalry. His vivid narrative style - at turns powerful, witty, stirring and theatrical - breathes new life into a familiar, half-remembered tale that is pivotal in Britain's island history. THE LION AND THE UNICORN is a brilliant rethinking of the Gladstone and Disraeli story for a new generation. Richard Aldous confirms a perennial truth- in politics, everything is personal.

Author Biography

Richard Aldous is Head of History & Archives at University College, Dublin. He writes for the Irish Times and is a political analyst for RTE Television. This is his third book.

Review

"A first-class historical drama, expertly told." Literary Review "Engaging and highly entertaining." Sunday Times "A hugely enjoyable joint biography." Independent "Aldous does a splendid job of gleaning the ears of corn from earlier studies." Daily Telegraph "A romp... a startling reworking of traditional views... Aldous has written an entertaining and thought-provoking book that reads like a novel." Spectator

Product Details

Author
Richard Aldous
Pages
384
Year
2007
ISBN-10
1844133125
ISBN-13
9781844133123
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
16pp b/w illustrations
Media
Book
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Subtitle
Gladstone vs Disraeli
Publication Date
2007-10-04
Short Title
The Lion and the Unicorn
Audience
General/Trade