The American Monthly Magazine 1 (1 June 1833):
THE WONDROUS TALE OF ALROY; by the author of Contarini Fleming,
&C.: Philadelphia, Carey, Lea & Blanchard.—Another novel
from the pen of Mr. DIsraeli, and apparently possessing
the same brilliant style as his preceding works. We did not
ourselves admire the last of his romances so much as those
of many other writers whom we could mention; nevertheless,
a far better judge than we, Lytton Bulwer, has pronounced
Contarini Fleming to be the production of no ordinary mind.
Mr. DIsraeli is no less conspicuous in his own country,
as an eager supporter of the cause of liberty and knowledge,
than as a writer, and is considered by all parties a young
man of high and increasing promise.