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Thomas Love Peacock (1785–1866)

Autor(a) de Nightmare Abbey

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About the Author

Thomas Love Peacock was born on October 18, 1785. He was largely self-educated and worked most of his life for the East India Company. During this time, he mastered Greek, Latin, Italian, French, and Welsh. He became chief examiner in 1836 and retired on a pension in 1856. He wrote seven novels mostrar mais during his lifetime including Headlong Hall, Melincourt, Nightmare Abbey, Crotchet Castle, and Gryll Grange. He died on January 23, 1866 at the age of 81 from injuries sustained in a fire in which he had attempted to save his library. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Thomas Love Peacock

Nightmare Abbey (1818) 434 exemplares
Headlong Hall & Nightmare Abbey (1816) 134 exemplares
Gryll Grange (1906) 83 exemplares
Crochet Castle (1831) 78 exemplares
Headlong Hall (1815) 72 exemplares
Novels of Thomas Love Peacock (1963) 43 exemplares
Maid Marian (1822) 34 exemplares
The Novels of Thomas Love Peacock (1963) 29 exemplares
Headlong Hall and Gryll Grange (1815) 27 exemplares
Maid Marian and Crotchet Castle (1895) 26 exemplares
The Misfortunes of Elphin (1829) 17 exemplares
Melincourt (2007) 16 exemplares
Three Novels (1940) 12 exemplares
Defence of Poetry and the Four Ages of Poetry (1965) — Autor — 10 exemplares
Calidore (2004) 3 exemplares
Seamen Three 2 exemplares
Newark Abbey 1 exemplar
Collected Stories 1 exemplar
The legend of Saint Laura (2001) 1 exemplar
Trio sublime (2004) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Critical Theory Since Plato (1971) — Contribuidor, algumas edições400 exemplares
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 4th Edition, Volume 2 (1979) — Contribuidor — 250 exemplares
Great English Short Stories (1930) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Minor Classics of Nineteenth-Century Fiction [2-volume set] (1967) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Oxford and Oxfordshire in Verse (1982) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
The Queen’s Story Book — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
English Romantic Poetry (1996) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



a satire of romantic, melancholic literature with silly names
Kristelh | 14 outras críticas | Oct 22, 2023 |
I enjoyed The Castle of Otranto and found it easy to read. Vathek was beautifully descriptive and rich in detail. Nightmare Abbey I didn't like so much. I thought it was more of a silly romance and had very little of the gothic genra really, though I can see how this could translate to a stage farce quite well.
LouieAndTheLizard | 3 outras críticas | Sep 18, 2023 |
I quite enjoyed this Georgian satire though I didn't think it was as funny as Peacock's more famous novel "Nightmare Abbey". However, Peacock's style will not be for everyone & I can easily imagine that some readers would find this deadly dull. Personally I find it would be worth reading his books just for the fun of the characters' names - Mr. Mac Quedy (get it - Q.E.D. - ha ha), Mr. Touchandgo (the absconding banker), the Earl of Foolincourt, Mr. Wilful Wontsee, etc. etc.

Read in my hardcover omnibus "The Pleasures of Peacock"… (mais)
leslie.98 | 2 outras críticas | Jun 27, 2023 |
Read in my hardcover omnibus "The Pleasures of Peacock" (104 pgs)

Peacock's version of Robin Hood contains some amusingly snarky comments along with the familiar story.
leslie.98 | 2 outras críticas | Jun 27, 2023 |



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