6 May 1982
Show More Disraeli’s Grand Tour: Benjamin Disraeli and the Holy Land 1830-31 by Robert Blake.
Weidenfeld, 141 pp., £8.95, January 1982, 0 297 77910 9Show More
“... had he reversed the order of his verbs, and written what he had acted – as his model and idol, Lord Byron, can be said to have done – he would never have become Prime Minister, the Earl of Beaconsfield, and confidant of the Queen. In poem after poem Byron had revealed the histrionic self-doubt and sense of evil which had goaded him from one extravagant ...”