- Henrietta Temple, A Love Story vol. 1
- Benjamin Disraeli
- Date Created:
- Disraeli wrote the first volume of Henrietta Temple in 1833 at the start of his affair with Henrietta Sykes, on whom the novel’s eponymous heroine is based, and completed it three years later, shortly after the affair had ended. The two volumes reflect these two stages of the relationship, the first with, "the rustle of real petticoats [being] more audible than in any other part of Disraeli's work," the latter where, "passion has vanished." The novel was written at a time when Disraeli was heavily in debt (ca £1m in today’s terms) and its limited success helped ease Disraeli’s financial situation.
- Aristocracy (Social class)--fiction Upper class families--fiction Dandies--fiction London (England)--fiction
- London: Henry Colburn
- Source Identifier:
Volume 1 of 3.
Volume 2: http://victorianjewishwritersproject.org/items/vjwp_105.html
Volume 3: http://victorianjewishwritersproject.org/items/vjwp_106.html
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- Preferred Citation:
- "Henrietta Temple, A Love Story vol. 1", Victorian Jewish Writers Project, VJWP
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