Nightmare Abbey; Crotchet Castle

Paperback | January 28, 1982

byThomas Love PeacockIntroduction byRaymond Wright

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Considered one of the most individualistic writers of any age, Thomas Love Peacock’s work shares elements with the Greeks Plato and Aristophanes, humanists such as Voltaire and Rabelais and even Aldous Huxley yet remains in its own category entirely. These two novellas graphically illustrate Peacock’s unique mode of satire, tone and his singular handling and structuring of dialogue. Included in this Penguin Classic, Nightmare Abbey gently pokes fun at the Romantic movement of peers Shelly, Byron and Coleridge while Crotchet Castle takes scientific progress and political economists to task with wit and ridicule.

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 Considered one of the most individualistic writers of any age, Thomas Love Peacock’s work shares elements with the Greeks Plato and Aristophanes, humanists such as Voltaire and Rabelais and even Aldous Huxley yet remains in its own category entirely. These two novellas graphically illustrate Peacock’s unique mode of satire, tone and h...

Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866) was born in Weymouth, the son of a London merchant. His schooling ended before he was thirteen and he became a clerk in a City office in London while beginning a close study of French, Italian and English literature. He also published several volumes of minor poetry through which he made the acquaintance...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.71 × 4.98 × 0.64 inPublished:January 28, 1982Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140430458

ISBN - 13:9780140430455

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 Considered one of the most individualistic writers of any age, Thomas Love Peacock’s work shares elements with the Greeks Plato and Aristophanes, humanists such as Voltaire and Rabelais and even Aldous Huxley yet remains in its own category entirely. These two novellas graphically illustrate Peacock’s unique mode of satire, tone and his singular handling and structuring of dialogue. Included in this Penguin Classic, Nightmare Abbey gently pokes fun at the Romantic movement of peers Shelly, Byron and Coleridge while Crotchet Castle takes scientific progress and political economists to task with wit and ridicule.