Melincourt (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

Melincourt (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Thomas Love Peacock
     
 

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This second (1817) novel by the English satirist takes on the electoral system of the time, in a plot about a civilized yet silent orangutan elected Member of Parliament for the “rotten-borough” Onevote. The novel also serves as a scathing treatise on romanticism, primitivism, and the idea of the “noble savage.”

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This second (1817) novel by the English satirist takes on the electoral system of the time, in a plot about a civilized yet silent orangutan elected Member of Parliament for the “rotten-borough” Onevote. The novel also serves as a scathing treatise on romanticism, primitivism, and the idea of the “noble savage.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411452770
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
05/03/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
206
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author


Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866) was an English novelist and poet, an intimate of Shelley and other Romantic poets.  His best-known novel, Nightmare Abbey (1818), was a satire of gothic novels and the Romantic movement.  His death had a certain tragic irony:  he succumbed to injuries sustained while attempting to rescue his books from a fire.

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