Asterisk denotes entries on real places.
Monmouth House. Magnificent mansion and residence of Coningsby’s grandfather, the Marquis of Monmouth, at which Coningsby renews his acquaintance with his grandfather, along with an assortment of uncles and aunts. Lord Monmouth tells young Coningsby to regard the house as his own. Coningsby’s own family home, Beaumanoir, is also a vast and ornate mansion in which even mundane things, such as the serving of breakfast, can evolve into a ceremonious occasion.
Forest Inn. Traveler’s hostelry in England’s Midlands region where Coningsby first makes the acquaintance of the wealthy young Jew, Sidonia, a believer in the Hegelian omnipotent individual and the omniscience of youth. Sidonia is also a firm believer in the power of intellect and Coningsby renews their acquaintance at a later dinner arranged by his grandfather at Monmouth House.
*Paris. Capital of France in which Coningsby again meets Sidonia while on vacation when he is twenty-one years old. Coningsby meets with great social success in Paris but falls in love with Edith Millbank, who is already engaged to Sidonia.
*Manchester. City in northwestern England in which Coningsby briefly lives that the novel portrays as a center of the country’s Industrial Revolution and a beacon of technological progress, as symbolized by the fact that Coningsby’s bedroom is lighted by gas. Coningsby finds much to admire in Manchester.
Hellingsley. Estate adjoining Monmouth that Lord Monmouth dreams of owning that is bought out from under him by the wealthy manufacturer Oliver Millbank, who represents the new British aristocracy of merit, talent, and industrial-based wealth. The purchase also gives Millbank control of a parliamentary seat in the next election.
Darlford. Constituency in which Coningsby stands for election to Parliament, at his grandfather’s suggestion. The novel ends with his election, which places him on the threshold of public life as a symbol of a new generation of political leaders.