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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
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 criticising the philosophical opinions of the day.
The Letters of Thomas Love Peacock are a pleasure to use - the expectations of expertise and care raised by the sight of "Clarendon Press" on the title page are fully realized not only in the transcriptions of the letters but also in the full chronology, detailed explanation of procedure, superb index, and other apparati. Joukovsky has succeeded in bringing to light important new correspondence, which reveals a great deal about Peacock and will be of immense value to those interested in Peacock, the Shelleys' circle or Romanticism generally.
Thomas Love Peacock was a lifelong and assiduous letter writer at a time when the letter was often an art-form in. .
Thomas Love Peacock was a lifelong and assiduous letter writer at a time when the letter was often an art-form in itself. He had a wide circle of friends and correspondents which included Shelley and many Radicals of the early nineteenth century.
To submit a new volume of Thomas Love Peacock to practical criticism misses the point. The great mental powers on display in such lightly told tales as Crotchet Castle are best appreciated if one joins their eloquently disputatious characters in a glass of the madeira which suffuses these house parties. Those with a taste for him look up to find that, as Gore Vidal remarked, 'every quarter century, like clockwork, there is a Peacock revival'
THE PUBLICATION of the complete letters of Thomas Love Peacock has been eagerly anticipated for many years: as long ago as 1985, the Keats-Shelley Memorial Bulletin gave admirers of Peacock notice of the forthcoming publication, and there have been other subsequent teasers. 1 The long wait, I am pleased to report, has been worthwhile, and this work must surely now be regarded as an essential text. The scope of the work can be demonstrated by a glance at the table of contents.
Thomas Love Peacock (1850). Clouds on clouds, in volumes driven, curtain round the vault of heaven. Headlong hall and Nightmare abbey, . 52. Thomas Love Peacock (1818). Rhododaphne: Or, The Thessalian Spell: A Poem, . 19. Heaven, Clouds, Vaults. 28. The juice of the grape is the liquid quintessence of concentrated sunbeams. Thomas Love Peacock (1875). The Works of Thomas Love Peacock: Including His Novels, Poems, Fugitive Pieces, Criticisms, Etc. 15. The waste of plenty is the resource of scarcity.
Thomas Love Peacock (18 October 1785 - 23 January 1866) was an English poet and novelist. Peacock, born at Weymouth, the only child of a London merchant, was in boyhood at various schools, but from the age of 13 self-educated. Nevertheless, he became a learned scholar. He was for long in the India Office, where he rose to be Chief Examiner, coming between James Mill and John Stuart Mill.
Thomas Love Peacock was an accomplished poet, essayist, opera critic, and satiric novelist
Thomas Love Peacock was an accomplished poet, essayist, opera critic, and satiric novelist. During his lifetime his works received the approbation of other writers (some of whom were Peacock’s friends and the targets of his satire), literary critics (many of whom were simply his targets), and a notoriously vocal reading public. Today, Peacock’s reputation rests almost exclusively on the merits of his seven novels, four of which-Headlong Hall, Melincourt, Nightmare Abbey, and Maid Marian-appeared in quick succession between 1815 and 1822.
Set in a former abbey whose owner, Christopher Glowry, is host to visitors who enjoy his hospitality and engage in endless debate. Among these guests are figures recognizable to Peacock’s contemporaries, including characters based on Lord Byron and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Mr. Glowry’s son Scythrop (also modeled on a famous Romantic, Peacock’s friend Percy Bysshe Shelley) locks himself up in a tower where he reads German tragedies and transcendental philosophy and develops a passion for reforming the world.
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