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date: 18 May 2024

Disraeli, Benjamin, first earl of Beaconsfield (1804–81) Politician, prime minister, and novelist. 

The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Dinah BirchDinah Birch

The oldest son of Isaac *D'Israeli, Benjamin attended private schools in and near London, but acquired much of his education in his father's library. At 17 he was articled in Lincoln's Inn but was more interested in his father's literary world, attempting many literary forms (including epic, verse tragedy, and satire) before settling on fiction. ... ...

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