1903. Known as a dandy, a novelist, a brilliant debater and England's first and only Jewish prime minister, Disraeli (Earl of Beaconfield) is best remembered for bringing India and the Suez Canal under control of the crown. This is the first novel in Disraeli's trilogy completed by Sybil and Tancred. Coningsby follows the fortunes of Harry Coningsby, the orphaned grandson of the Marquis of Monmouth. It also traces the waning of the Whigs and the Tories and the nascency of the Conservative party. Above all, Coningsby is a tribute to a political group called Young England, which hoped for an alliance of the nobility and the common people. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.