Nightmare Abbey (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

Nightmare Abbey (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Thomas Love Peacock
     
 

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Published in 1818, this nimble satire of gothic novels and Romanticism focuses on Christopher Glowry and his son, Scythrop, who dwell in their ancestral home of Nightmare Abbey.  There, a succession of moody, melancholy philosophers and poets—based on historical personages—engage their hosts in debate, while young Scythrop pursues romance with

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Published in 1818, this nimble satire of gothic novels and Romanticism focuses on Christopher Glowry and his son, Scythrop, who dwell in their ancestral home of Nightmare Abbey.  There, a succession of moody, melancholy philosophers and poets—based on historical personages—engage their hosts in debate, while young Scythrop pursues romance with various unobtainable women.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411446977
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
04/19/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
138
File size:
214 KB

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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Nightmare Abbey 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Check before you buy; my copy turned out to be a science fiction novella, not what I ordered at all
kcast610 More than 1 year ago
Its a good thing this book is really short. It had enough humor and plot to keep me reading. However, it was not great. There was a lot of bland dialogue.