The sophistication of Disraeli, a complete political animal, does not boil down well. The essence of the man has escaped here. The facts of his life are all in place, but the complexity of Queen Victoria's great Prime Minister and his time have not been captured. The political issues on which his career was based have been reduced to less than memorable affairs and lack the natural excitement of politics. From the Queen on down to political rivals and gadflies, the other figures of Disraeli's world lack the spark of life.