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Peacock, Thomas Love

Other Names: Love
Born: 18-10-1785
Died: 23-1-1866

Summary of Biography

English novelist, poet and playwright, Peacock’s style of novels is unique and has its own place in English Literature. His writings are precise with the right amount of detail. Satire is the chief ingredient of his work in almost all the genres.


Satirist, essayist and a poet, Peacock was a close friend of P. B. Shelley. Among Peacock's famous satires are Headlong Hall (1816), Melincourt (1817), and Nightmare Abbey (1818). His historically important poem Rhododaphne (1818) is in the mythological manner. He also wrote some touching lyrics such as Long Night Succeeds thy little Day (1826) and Newark Abbey (1842). His selected works are: Crotchet Castle (1831), Gryll Grange 1860-1), Maid Marian (1822), The Misfortunes of Elphin (1829).

This section contains 2 books
Nightmare Abbey
Nightmare Abbey

US$ 17.99
Crotchet Castle
Crotchet Castle

US$ 19.99