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Peacock, Thomas Love 1785-1866

Overview
Works: 688 works in 2,321 publications in 5 languages and 30,321 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence  Poetry  Satire  Literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Gothic fiction  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Recipient, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Translator, Performer
Classifications: PR5162, 823.7
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Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock( )

103 editions published between 1816 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This 1818 novel is set in a former abbey whose owner, Christopher Glowry, is host to visitors who enjoy his hospitality and engage in endless debate. Among these guests are figures recognizable to Peacock's contemporaries, including characters based on Lord Byron and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Mr. Glowry's son Scythrop (also modelled on a famous Romantic, Peacock's friend Percy Bysshe Shelley) locks himself up in a tower where he reads German tragedies and transcendental philosophy and develops a "passion for reforming the world." Disappointed in love, a sorrowful Scythrop decides the only thing to do is to commit suicide, but circumstances persuade him instead to follow his father in a love of misanthropy and Madeira. In addition to satire and comic romance, Nightmare Abbey presents a biting critique of the texts we view as central to British Romanticism." "This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction and a range of illuminating contemporary documents on the novel's reception and its German and British literary contexts. A selection of Peacock's critical and autobiographical writings is also included."--Jacket
Maid Marian by Thomas Love Peacock( )

66 editions published between 1822 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of an early sypnopis beginning at Chapter XVI of thefinal version, together with part of a rejected draft of this earlyand abandoned scheme for the novel
Headlong Hall : and Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

104 editions published between 1816 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These two novels contain characters who are either representative types, or thinly veiled caricatures of Peacock's contemporaries, who gather in country houses to eat, drink and discuss. These tales poke fun at contemporary attitudes and ideas, such as the Romantic literary movement
Headlong hall by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

52 editions published between 1816 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hilarious foray into the world of the British upper class, where well-funded heirs have nothing but time on their hands to pursue increasingly bizarre hobbies and interests. In Headlong Hall, a group of these obsessives is gathered together at the lavish Welsh estate of Squire Harry Headlong Ap-Rhaiader, Esq. and, predictably, things don't exactly go swimmingly
Gryll grange by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

60 editions published between 1860 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A house party attended by many interesting and somewhat unusual people leads eventually to a prodigious marriage at which there are no less than nine brides and their grooms
Memoirs of Shelley, and other essays and reviews by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

17 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock( )

60 editions published between 1830 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In which Sir Simon Steeltrap appears as Steeltrap FitzTreadmill Esquire and the text is cast in narrative rather that dialog
Peacock's Four ages of poetry, Shelley's Defence of poetry, Browning's Essay on Shelley by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

63 editions published between 1921 and 1978 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nightmare Abbey [and] Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

41 editions published between 1969 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crochet Castle depicts the consequences of insincere efforts. Peacock has shown that materialistic approach is the end of humanity and humane feelings; the result is destruction of personalities
The misfortunes of Elphin by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

35 editions published between 1829 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considered one of Peacock's best works by his fans, this 1829 comic romance is set during the legendary reign of King Arthur. Peacock uses a historical format, but incorporates his typical sarcasm
Maid Marian and Crotchet castle by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

39 editions published between 1856 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This version of the Robin Hood legend satirizes English politicians and reformers
Peacock's memoirs of Shelley, with Shelley's letters to Peacock by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

20 editions published between 1909 and 2015 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erindringer om og breve af Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)
Nightmare Abbey : and Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

15 editions published between 1947 and 2015 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A morose widower, Mr Glowry lives with his only son Scythrop in his semi-dilapidated family mansion Nightmare Abbey, which is situated on a strip of dry land between the sea and the fens in Lincolnshire. Mr Glowry is a melancholy gentleman who likes to surround himself with servants with long faces or dismal names such as Raven, Graves or Deathshead. The few visitors he welcomes to his home are mostly of a similar cast of mind: Mr Flosky, a transcendental philosopher; Mr Toobad, a Manichaean Millenarian; Mr Listless, Scythrop's languid and world-weary college friend; and Mr Cypress, a misanthropic poet
Melincourt by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

13 editions published between 1817 and 1979 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The misfortunes of Elphin and Rhododaphne by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

10 editions published between 1897 and 2000 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a somewhat historically fanciful Arthurian Britain which incorporates many Welsh legends, but avoids all supernatural and mystical elements
Rhododaphne, or, The Thessalian spell : a poem by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

15 editions published between 1818 and 2012 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melincourt; or, Sir Oran Haut-ton by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

18 editions published between 1856 and 2014 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An orangutan called Sir Oran Haut-Ton is put forward as a candidate for election as a member of Parliament
Shelley at Oxford; the early correspondence of P.B. Shelley with his friend T.J. Hogg, together with letters of Mary Shelley and T.L. Peacock and a hitherto unpublished prose fragment by Shelley by Percy Bysshe Shelley( Book )

10 editions published between 1944 and 1977 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The misfortunes of Elphin and Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

20 editions published between 1924 and 1967 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays of Thomas Love Peacock : published for the first time. by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

23 editions published between 1910 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Nightmare Abbey
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Maid MarianHeadlong Hall : and Nightmare AbbeyHeadlong hallGryll grangeCrotchet CastleNightmare Abbey [and] Crotchet CastlePeacock : his circle and his age
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Author of Headlong Hall

Author of Headlong Hall 1785-1866

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Love Peacock, Thomas 1785-1866

Peacock, E. 1785-1866

Peacock, Love 1785-1866

Peacock T. L.

Peacock, T. L. 1785-1866

Peacock, T. L. (Thomas Love)

Peacock, T. L. (Thomas Love), 1785-1866

Peacock, T. Love.

Peacock, T. Love 1785-1866

Peacock, T. Love (Thomas Love)

Peacock, T. Love (Thomas Love), 1785-1866

Peacock, Thomas L. 1785-1866

Peacock, Thomas L. (Thomas Love), 1785-1866

Peacock Thomas Love

Peacock, Thos Love 1785-1866

Pikok, Tomas L. 1785-1866

Thomas Love Peacock

Thomas Love Peacock britischer Schriftsteller und Literaturkritiker

Thomas Love Peacock britisk poet

Thomas Love Peacock Brits dichter (1785-1866)

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Thomas Love Peacock poète satirique et romancier anglais

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Пикок, Томас Лав

Томас Лаў Пікак

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