The Lion and the Unicorn: Gladstone vs Disraeli

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‘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. 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.

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"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)

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

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Descrizione libro Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Condizione: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. '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. 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. Codice articolo AAZ9781844133123

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Descrizione libro Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Condizione: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. '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. 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. Codice articolo FOY9781844133123

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Descrizione libro Vintage, 2007. Condizione: New. 2007. 1st Edition. Paperback. Gladstone and Disraeli were the fiercest political rivals. The vitriolic duel between Gladstone and Disraeli was nothing less than a battle to lead the richest powerful nation on earth. To Disraeli, his antagonist was an 'unprincipled maniac'. For Gladstone, his rival was 'The Grand Corrupter'. Victorians were electrified by the confrontation. Num Pages: 384 pages, 16pp b/w illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 3JH; BGH; HBJD1; HBLL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 232 x 153 x 30. Weight in Grams: 542. . . . . . Codice articolo V9781844133123

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Descrizione libro Vintage Publishing. Paperback / softback. Condizione: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 3 working days. Gladstone and Disraeli were the fiercest political rivals of the modern age. The Lion and the Unicorn is a brilliant rethinking of the Gladstone and Disraeli story for a new generation. Codice articolo B9781844133123

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Descrizione libro Vintage. Condizione: New. 2007. 1st Edition. Paperback. Gladstone and Disraeli were the fiercest political rivals. The vitriolic duel between Gladstone and Disraeli was nothing less than a battle to lead the richest powerful nation on earth. To Disraeli, his antagonist was an 'unprincipled maniac'. For Gladstone, his rival was 'The Grand Corrupter'. Victorians were electrified by the confrontation. Num Pages: 384 pages, 16pp b/w illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 3JH; BGH; HBJD1; HBLL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 232 x 153 x 30. Weight in Grams: 542. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice articolo V9781844133123

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