Thomas Love Peacock


Born
in The United Kingdom
October 18, 1785

Died
January 23, 1866

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English novelist and poet. For most of his life Peacock worked for the East India Co. He was a close friend of Percy Bysshe Shelley, who greatly inspired his writing. His best verse is interspersed in his novels, which are dominated by the conversations of their characters and satirize the intellectual currents of the day. His best-known work, Nightmare Abbey (1818), satirizes romantic melancholy and includes characters based on Shelley, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Lord Byron.

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Nightmare Abbey

3.50 avg rating — 1,502 ratings — published 1818 — 217 editions
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Nightmare Abbey; Crotchet C...

3.52 avg rating — 155 ratings — published 1830 — 5 editions
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Headlong Hall

3.40 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 1816 — 109 editions
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Crotchet Castle

3.55 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 1831 — 122 editions
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Maid Marian

3.47 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 1821 — 95 editions
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Gryll Grange

3.58 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1861 — 75 editions
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The Misfortunes of Elphin

3.42 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1829 — 20 editions
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3.61 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1856 — 13 editions
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More books by Thomas Love Peacock…
“Is ours a government of the people, by the people, for the people, or a kakistocracy rather, for the benefit of knaves at the cost of fools?”
Thomas Love Peacock

“I like the immaterial world. I like to live among thoughts and images of the past and the possible, and even of the impossible, now and then.”
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“The juice of the grape is the liquid quintessence of concentrated sunbeams.”
Thomas Love Peacock, Melincourt; Or Sir Oran Hautton

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