The Thomas Love Peacock Collection (4-books-in-1)

Thomas Love Peacock

For novellas from the master satirist!

Nightmare Abbey (much like Northanger Abbey of the same period) is a satire on the phenomenon that the 'Gothic Novel' had become and spoofs the genre while being a part of it.

Headlong Hall was his first long work of fiction, and Crotchet Castle in both books Peacock follows the same framework of assembling a group of eccentrics, each with a single monomaniacal obsession, and derives humour and social satire from their various interactions and conversations.

The Misfortunes of Elphin is a short historical romance set in sixth century Wales, which recounts the adventures of the bard Taliesin, the princes Elphin ap Gwythno and Seithenyn ap Seithyn, and King Arthur.

  • Classification : Gothic/Horror
  • Pub Date : JUN 20, 2023
  • Imprint : YELLOWBACK
  • Page Extent : 468
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789357312417
  • Price : INR 699

Thomas Love Peacock

Thomas Love Peacock (18 October 1785 23 January 1866) was an English novelist, poet, and official of the East India Company. He was a close friend of Percy Bysshe Shelley and they influenced each other's work. Peacock wrote satirical novels, each with the same basic setting: characters at a table discussing and criticizing the philosophical opinions of the day. Peacock died at Lower Halliford, 23 January 1866, from injuries sustained in a fire in which he had attempted to save his library, and is buried in the new cemetery at Shepperton.

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