Volume VIII of the Benjamin Disraeli Letters has been published by the University of Toronto Press. This volume collects nearly a thousand 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.
More than four hundred previously unpublished letters provide revealing insights into Disraeli's thoughts on political and social issues; they also illuminate the inner workings of the Conservative party and his style of leadership. This eighth volume of the Letters of Benjamin Disraeli also includes recently recovered letters from years covered by previous volumes, including four to Lionel de Rothschild that reveal a hitherto unknown collaboration between Rothschild, Disraeli, and Lord George Bentinck on an anonymous pamphlet that promoted Jewish political rights. Fully annotated, this volume is a welcome addition to the series.