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Nightmare Abbey
     

Nightmare Abbey

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by Thomas Love Peacock, Jonathan Wordsworth (Introduction)
 

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Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866) is one of the most distinctive prose satirists of the Romantic period. The Cambridge Edition of the Novels of Thomas Love Peacock offers the first complete text of his novels to appear for more than half a century. Nightmare Abbey (1818), Peacock's third novel, is a spirited satire that shows Peacock to be a perceptive observer and

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Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866) is one of the most distinctive prose satirists of the Romantic period. The Cambridge Edition of the Novels of Thomas Love Peacock offers the first complete text of his novels to appear for more than half a century. Nightmare Abbey (1818), Peacock's third novel, is a spirited satire that shows Peacock to be a perceptive observer and engaged critic of the literary and political preoccupations of his time. While the novel has often been characterized in popular culture either as a burlesque of the Gothic novel or a mere spoof of Romantic gloom and doom, this edition recognizes it as a purposeful critique of Romanticism. Explanatory notes illustrate the ways in which several characters are caricatures of prominent Romantic writers, including Peacock's close friend Shelley as well as Coleridge and Byron, and also identify the various sources, some previously unsuspected, from which Peacock created their dialogue.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781854771230
Publisher:
Woodstock Books
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Series:
Revolution and Romanticism Series
Edition description:
FAC
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 4.33(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Nicholas A. Joukovsky is Emeritus Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University. He is the editor of The Letters of Thomas Love Peacock (2001), has published widely on Romantic and Victorian writers, and has contributed the articles on Peacock for The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature (3rd edition, Volume 4, 1999) and The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004).

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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.