Endymion (Disraeli novel)

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Endymion is a novel published in 1880 by Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, the former Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.wikipedia
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Endymion is a novel published in 1880 by Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, the former Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
He had throughout his career written novels, beginning in 1826, and he published his last completed novel, Endymion, shortly before he died at the age of 76.

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Endymion is a novel published in 1880 by Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, the former Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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Endymion is a novel published in 1880 by Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, the former Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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Endymion is a novel published in 1880 by Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, the former Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Falconet (novel)

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He had been writing another, Falconet, when he died; it was published, incomplete, after his death.

Tories (British political party)

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This meant that the hero of the novel–Endymion Ferrars–had to be a Whig, rather than a Tory.

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William Pitt Ferrars, a rising Tory politician with ambitions to the cabinet, is disappointed of his hopes by the fall of the Tory ministry of the Duke of Wellington in 1832, and his party's overwhelming defeat in that year's parliamentary election.

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William Pitt Ferrars, a rising Tory politician with ambitions to the cabinet, is disappointed of his hopes by the fall of the Tory ministry of the Duke of Wellington in 1832, and his party's overwhelming defeat in that year's parliamentary election.

1832 United Kingdom general election

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William Pitt Ferrars, a rising Tory politician with ambitions to the cabinet, is disappointed of his hopes by the fall of the Tory ministry of the Duke of Wellington in 1832, and his party's overwhelming defeat in that year's parliamentary election.

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He retires from his opulent house in Hill Street, London, to the modest country estate of Hurstley; his failure to reenter the government in Sir Robert Peel's fugitive ministry in 1835, and his inability to secure a parliamentary seat in the elections, leads his wife to die of sorrow and disillusionment, and subsequently to his own suicide.

1835 United Kingdom general election

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He retires from his opulent house in Hill Street, London, to the modest country estate of Hurstley; his failure to reenter the government in Sir Robert Peel's fugitive ministry in 1835, and his inability to secure a parliamentary seat in the elections, leads his wife to die of sorrow and disillusionment, and subsequently to his own suicide.

Somerset House

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Endymion has received a clerkship in Somerset House, a government office, and takes lodgings at the home of the Rodneys, former protegees of his parents; at Somerset House he becomes acquainted with Trenchard, Seymour Hicks, and the aspiring but pretentious novelist St. Barbe; Trenchard lays the foundations for his future career by introducing him to the debating club of the politically-minded Bertie Tremaine.

Whigs (British political party)

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This meant that the hero of the novel–Endymion Ferrars–had to be a Whig, rather than a Tory.

William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne

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Myra herself is wooed and won by Lord Roehampton, secretary of state in the Melbourne ministry.

1841 United Kingdom general election

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In the elections of 1841, however, the Whigs are voted out of office, and Endymion loses his position.

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Meanwhile, Prince Florestan, a pretender in exile from his country, whom Endymion knew both at Eton and later as a tenant of the Rodney's while settling financial matters with the banker Neuchatel, returns to his country and has successfully established himself on his throne.

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In Parliament, under the guidance of Lord Roehampton, Endymion's makes his mark among the Whig opposition; and when his party returns to power in 1846 he becomes under-secretary of state to Lord Roehampton; when the latter dies of overwork, the mediocre Rawchester takes his place, and Endymion resigns.

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(He had been Florestan's guardian, guaranteed to keep him from his ultimately successful political ambitions; and his rival for Myra's affections.) Endymion is charged by the queen with the formation of the next government.

Endymion (mythology)

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The title character's name is a reference to the shepherd Endymion of Greek mythology, familiar in 19th-century culture as the title of an 1818 John Keats poem among other references.

Endymion (poem)

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The title character's name is a reference to the shepherd Endymion of Greek mythology, familiar in 19th-century culture as the title of an 1818 John Keats poem among other references.

Charles I of England

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It is explained in the text as a traditional name of his noble family since the time of Charles the First, and is in fact represented historically among English nobles such as Endymion Porter.

Endymion Porter

It is explained in the text as a traditional name of his noble family since the time of Charles the First, and is in fact represented historically among English nobles such as Endymion Porter.

Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington

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Zenobia, a queen of fashion, is based on his Lady Blessington with a combination of some other great lady.

Mary Anne Disraeli

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She is a combination of Lady Blessington and Mrs. Wyndham Lewis (the latter Disraeli married) so we have in Lady Montfort at once the patroness and the wife.

Charles Dickens

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St Barbe, the journalist in " Endymion " is an intended caricature of Thackeray, and Gushy is Dickens.