He belonged to a Jewish family which, having been driven by the Inquisition from Spain, towards the end of the 15th century, settled as merchants at Venice, and assumed the name which has become famous; it was generally spelt D'Israeli until the middle of the, 9th century.
In 1748 his father, Benjamin D'Israeli, then only about eighteen years of age, removed to England, where, before passing the prime of life, he amassed a competent fortune, and retired from business.
He belonged to the London congregation of Spanish and Portuguese Jews, of which his son also remained a nominal member until after Benjamin D'Israeli died at the end of 1816.
Satire D'Israeli made the acquaintance of Henry James Pye, who.
D'Israeli dedicated his first book, A Defence of Poetry, to Pye in.
Isaac D'Israeli is most celebrated as the author of the.
Towards the close of his life D'Israeli projected a continuous history of English literature, three volumes of which.
1 797 D'Israeli published three novels; one of these, Mejnoun andLeila, the Arabian Petrarch and Laura, was said to be the first oriental romance in English.
As an historian D'Israeli is distinguished by two characteristics.
Of the amiable personal character and the placid life of Isaac D'Israeli a charming picture is to be found in the brief memoir prefixed to the 1849 edition of Curiosities of Literature, by his son Lord Beaconsfield.
D'Israeli, Quarrels of Authors (1814); and especially John Nichols, Literary Anecdotes (1812-1815), vol.