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Thomas Love Peacock (1785–1866)

Teoksen Nightmare Abbey tekijä

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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 näytä lisää 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) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

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

Associated Works

Critical Theory Since Plato (1971) — Avustaja, eräät painokset400 kappaletta
Great English Short Stories (1930) — Avustaja — 20 kappaletta
Oxford and Oxfordshire in Verse (1982) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
The Queen’s Story Book — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
English Romantic Poetry (1996) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta

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a satire of romantic, melancholic literature with silly names
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Kristelh | 14 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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.
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LouieAndTheLizard | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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"… (lisätietoja)
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leslie.98 | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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.
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leslie.98 | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 27, 2023 |



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