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Wiebe, M. G. (Melvin George) 1939-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 116 publications in 1 language and 7,179 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Contributor, Other, Author
Classifications: DA564.B3, 941.070924
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by M. G Wiebe
Benjamin Disraeli letters by Benjamin Disraeli( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains or describes letters written by Disraeli between 1838 and 1841
Benjamin Disraeli letters by Benjamin Disraeli( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against a European background of the 1848 revolutions and Louis Napoleon's 1851 coup, the 602 letters of this volume cover Disraeli's accession to the leadership of his party in the House of Commons and his first attempts to move the party beyond reactionary protectionism and ultra-Protestantism. In this period, Disraeli works hard at all aspects of his new role, finding 'good men' to bring into the party, patching rifts within it, and establishing a new platform on which to maintain the system of landed aristocracy in the age of free trade. When the chance to form a government comes, however, his party is unsuccessful. The turmoil in the world at large is matched by that in Disraeli's own affairs. Foremost are the deaths of his father, a central figure in his intellectual development, and of Lord George Bentinck, the anchor of his financial and political strategies. Once again, his creditors threaten to drive him from public life, and come alarmingly close to success on at least one occasion. In addition, his marriage goes through a major crisis, as Mary Anne Disraeli's jealousy over his frequent correspondence with Lady Londonderry and his regular visits to her precipitates an actual separation and period of estrangement. His major correspondent and confidante continues to be his sister Sarah, but there are also a surprising number of letters (many of them previously unpublished) to major figures such as Metternich and Derby. The volume ends with the exchanges between Disraeli and other political leaders on the verge of a second chance at government, which in 1852 will bring a brief taste of power at last
Benjamin Disraeli letters by Benjamin Disraeli( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Disraeli, Queen Victoria's favourite prime minister, was, in the words of Robert Blake, 'the best letter-writer among English statesmen.'This, the latest volume in the critically acclaimed Letters of Benjamin Disraeli series, contains or describes 951 letters (784 previously unpublished) written by Disraeli between 1852 and 1856. These years cover his first cabinet post, as chancellor of the exchequer, his attempts as House leader to unify the Conservative party, and his opposition to the Crimean War, both in the House and in his newspaper, The Press. Included are significant runs of correspondence, such as 63 letters (34 previously unpublished) to the 14th Earl of Derby, and 75 letters (none previously published) to Lord Stanley, the future 15th Earl of Derby, as well as more personal ones, such as 59 letters to the eccentric Mrs Brydges Willyams, the 'female Croesus' who offered Disraeli a substantial legacy. These illuminate anew both his public and private life, and show the strength of his resolve to reshape party policies to suit the age of industrialism and free trade. New light is also thrown on other matters, such as the supposed plagiarism in his panegyric on the Duke of Wellington. Ten appendices include full cabinet lists, Disraeli's own reminiscences of the period, and Stanley's remarkable verbatim notes of intimate conversations with Disraeli at Hughenden Manor
Benjamin Disraeli letters by Benjamin Disraeli( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Disraeli was perhaps the most colourful Prime Minister in British history. This seventh volume of the highly acclaimed Benjamin Disraeli Letters edition shows also that he was a dedicated, resourceful, and farsighted statesman. It contains 670 letters written between 1857 and 1859. They address friends, family, political colleagues, and, not least, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. During this period, Disraeli shepherded a fragile Conservative government through the Indian Mutiny, the Second Opium War with China, the Orsini bomb plot, and the Franco-Austrian-Piedmontese War, only to fail at home over parliamentary reform. Day-by-day politics and behind-the-scenes strategy dominate, while lighter-hearted letters to friends and family reveal the private Disraeli's charm and wit. With an appendix of 115 newly found letters dating from 1825, as well as information on 219 unfound letters, full annotations to each letter, an exhaustive name-and-subject index and a comprehensive introduction, this volume will be a vital resource for new understanding of this enigmatic statesman
Benjamin Disraeli letters by Benjamin Disraeli( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume collects 556 of Disraeli's letters from a tumultuous period in European history - years that witnessed the Italian revolution, the Polish revolt against Russia, anxiety about Napoleon III's intentions in Europe, and the American Civil War
Letters by Benjamin Disraeli( Book )

in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters by Benjamin Disraeli( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Disraeli letters by Benjamin Disraeli( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Letters by Benjamin Disraeli( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters by Benjamin Disraeli( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters by Benjamin Disraeli( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters by Benjamin Disraeli( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters by Benjamin Disraeli( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters by Benjamin Disraeli( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters by Benjamin Disraeli( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Disraeli letters by Benjamin Disraeli( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This latest volume covers 1865 to 1867, crucial years leading up to Disraeli's first ministry in 1868. The story is told through 697 letters, of which 525 have never before been published and 78 only in part
Gold-Hall and earth-dragon : Beowulf as metaphor by Alvin A Lee( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of Gold-Hall and Earth-Dragon is to re-create as fully as possible for modern readers the original force of the poetic language of Beowulf
Benjamin Disraeli letters by Benjamin Disraeli( )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume includes 363 letters (many previously unpublished) from€Benjamkin Disraeli's€school boy days to his establishment in the Tory camp under the patronage of Lord Lyndhurst. Most prominent are Disraeli's letters to his sister, Sarah, with whom he corresponded frequently over several decades
Benjamin Disraeli letters by Benjamin Disraeli( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volume contains 648 of Disraeli's letters, 510 of them never before published and all copiously annotated - often with the other side of the correspondence included
Benjamin Disraeli Letters : Vol. 5: 1848-1851 by J. B Conacher( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Wiebe, M.G. 1939-

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