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Peacock, Thomas Love 1785-1866

Overview
Works: 664 works in 2,228 publications in 6 languages and 30,077 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence  Satire  Literature  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Gothic fiction  Humorous fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Recipient, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Performer
Classifications: PR5162, 823.7
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Most widely held works about Thomas Love Peacock
 
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Headlong Hall : and Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

107 editions published between 1816 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,269 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
Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

94 editions published between 1816 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 849 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
Memoirs of Shelley, and other essays and reviews by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

17 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

53 editions published between 1947 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twee satirische romans
Gryll grange by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

57 editions published between 1860 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 664 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
Peacock's Four ages of poetry, Shelley's Defence of poetry, Browning's Essay on Shelley by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

62 editions published between 1921 and 1978 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maid Marian and Crotchet castle by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

35 editions published between 1856 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This version of the Robin Hood legend satirizes English politicians and reformers
Headlong hall by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

54 editions published between 1816 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 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
Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

61 editions published between 1831 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'That Peacock is a classic', declared the scholar and editor R. W. Chapman in 1924, 'now needs no proof; he has passed his century, and his reputation grows'. Such a judgement might have appeared sanguine even in the year in which The Works of Thomas Love Peacock, edited by H. F. B. Brett-Smith and C. E. Jones (1924-34), also known as The Halliford Edition, began to be published. During the early 1920s, Oxford University Press steadfastly resisted proposals for works by and about Peacock. But Chapman--learned, urbane Secretary to Delegates of the Press from 1920 to 1942--was eager to see the novels back in print. He remarked in his Introduction to the World's Classics texts of The Misfortunes of Elphin and Crotchet Castle that the 'experiment' of publishing them, shortly after the initial five volumes of his ground-breaking edition of Jane Austen (1923) had appeared, might transform Peacock into a 'popular classic'"--
Melincourt; or, Sir Oran Haut-ton by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

46 editions published between 1817 and 2015 in English and French and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An orangutan called Sir Oran Haut-Ton is put forward as a candidate for election as a member of Parliament
The misfortunes of Elphin by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

35 editions published between 1829 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 360 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. The novel's editor, Richard Garnett, describes the book in his introduction as unique among the author's works. In the charm of romantic incident, writes Garnett, it surpasses them all
Peacock's memoirs of Shelley, with Shelley's letters to Peacock by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

18 editions published between 1909 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erindringer om og breve af Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)
Maid Marian by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

64 editions published between 1822 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 292 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
The misfortunes of Elphin and Rhododaphne by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

9 editions published between 1897 and 2000 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a somewhat historically fanciful Arthurian Britain which incorporates many Welsh legends, but avoids all supernatural and mystical elements
The novels of Thomas Love Peacock by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

47 editions published between 1900 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nightmare Abbey. The misfortunes of Elphin. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhododaphne, or, The Thessalian spell : a poem by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

12 editions published in 1818 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melincourt by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

12 editions published in 1817 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1910 and 2015 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Nightmare Abbey [and] Crotchet Castle
Alternative Names
Author of Headlong Hall

Author of Headlong Hall 1785-1866

Headlong Hall 1785-1866 Author of

Headlong Hall, Author of-

Headlong Hall, Author of, 1785-1866-

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 britischer Schriftsteller und Literaturkritiker

Thomas Love Peacock britisk poet

Thomas Love Peacock Brits dichter (1785-1866)

Thomas Love Peacock brittisk poet

Thomas Love Peacock poète satirique et romancier anglais

Thomas Love Peacock scrittore e poeta inglese

Пикок, Томас Лав

Томас Лаў Пікак

توماس لاو پیکاک شاعر بریتانیایی

തോമസ് ലവ് പീക്കോക്ക്

トマス・ラブ・ピーコック

ピイコック, T. L

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Nightmare AbbeyNightmare Abbey [and] Crotchet CastleGryll grangeHeadlong hallCrotchet CastleMaid MarianPeacock : his circle and his age