Thomas Love Peacock

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The English novelist and poet Thomas Love Peacock was a close friend of Percy Bysshe Shelley and they are believed to have influenced each other’s work. Peacock wrote satirical novels, featuring characters at a table discussing and criticising the philosophical opinions of the day. In his most famous novel, ‘Nightmare Abbey’, romantic melancholy is satirised, with amusing lampoons of Shelley, Coleridge and Byron. For the first time in digital publishing, this eBook presents Peacock’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Peacock’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts
* All 7 novels, with individual contents tables
* Features rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including ‘Melincourt’
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Rare unfinished novels available in no other collection
* Includes Peacock’s complete poetry – available in no other collection
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry
* Easily locate the poems you want to read
* Includes Peacock’s plays, discovered for the first time in the twentieth century
* Rare non-fiction works
* A bonus biography – discover Peacock’s life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


The Novels
Headlong Hall
Nightmare Abbey
Maid Marian
The Misfortunes of Elphin
Crotchet Castle
Gryll Grange

Shorter Fiction and Unfinished Novels
The Pilgrim of Provence
The Lord of the Hills
Julia Procula
A Story Opening at Chertsey
A Story of a Mansion among the Chiltern Hills
Boozabowt Abbey
Cotswald Chace

The Plays
The Dilettanti
The Circle of Loda
The Three Doctors
Gl’Ingannati, or The Deceived

The Poetry
The Collected Poetry of Thomas Love Peacock
List of Poems in Alphabetical Order

The Non-Fiction
The Four Ages of Poetry
Recollections of Childhood: The Abbey House
Memoirs of Shelley
The Last Day of Windsor Forest
Prospectus: Classical Education

The Biography
Thomas Love Peacock by Richard Garnett

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