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Pegasus and Carthorse: The Many Shades of Disraeli’s Celebrity

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Duration: 0:29:37 | Added: 08 Jul 2015
Sandra Mayer assesses the intersections of literary and political fame in Disraeli’s public image.

Sandra Mayer (PhD, University of Vienna) explores Disraeli’s dual public role of celebrated novelist and venerable statesman that crucially shaped his reputation as one of the ‘eminent Victorians,’ and the celebrifying impact of Disraeli’s position as a social, ethnic, and intellectual outsider. All these manifestations of fame dynamically interacted and colluded in the shaping of Disraeli’s public profile and eventually became mutually sustaining.

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