- This article is about the novel by Benjamin Disraeli. For the science fiction novel by Dan Simmons, see Endymion (Hyperion Cantos).
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Endymion is a novel published in 1880 by Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, the former Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He was paid $50,000 for it. It was the last novel Disraeli published before his death. He had been writing another, Falconet, when he died; it was published, incomplete, after his death.
Like most of Disraeli's novels, Endymion is a romance, although Disraeli took the unusual step of setting it between 1819 and 1859. This meant that the hero of the novel–Endymion Ferrars–had to be a Whig, rather than a Tory. The time period that Disraeli chose was dominated by the Whig party; there would have been little opportunity for a young, rising Tory. Given that, it seems likely that Disraeli chose the time period in order to move a final time in the world in which he grew up and began his ascent.
Characters in "Endymion"
- Endymion Ferrars
- Myra Ferrars
- Lord Roehampton
- King Florestan
- Lady Montfort
- Lord Montfort
- Count Ferrol
- Baron Sergius
- The Duke of St Angelo
- Bertie Tremaine
- Tremaine Bertie
- The Archbishop of Tyre
- St. Barbe
- "Literary Gossip". The Week : a Canadian journal of politics, literature, science and arts. 1 1: 14. Dec 6, 1883.
- Blake, Robert (1966). Disraeli, New York: St Martin's Press. ISBN 0-19-832903-2.
- Blake, Robert. "The Dating of Endymion" in The Review of English Studies, New Series, Vol. 17, No. 66. (May, 1966), 177-182.
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