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Anne Soulard, Tiffany Vergon, and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team CONINGSBY OR THE NEW GENERATION BY BENJAMIN DISRAELI EARL OF BEACONSFIELD PUBLISHERS’ NOTE As a novelist, Benjamin Disraeli belongs to the early part of the nineteenth century. “Vivian Grey” (1826-27) and “Sybil” (1845) mark the beginning and the end of his truly creative period; for