Thomas Love Peacock

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  • How is Thomas Love Peacock?

    How is Thomas Love Peacock?
    Thomas Love Peacock (18 October 1785 – 23 January 1866) was an English novelist, poet, and official of the East India Company
  • Headlong Hall

    Headlong Hall
    Is a novella by Thomas Love Peacock, his first long work of fiction, written in 1815 and published in 1816.
    As in his later novel Crotchet Castle, Peacock assembles a group of eccentrics, each with a single monomaniacal obsession, and derives humor and social satire from their various interactions and conversations. The setting is the country estate of Squire Harry Headlong Ap-Rhaiader, Esq., in Wales.
  • Melincourt

    Two women, Théroigne de Méricourt and Olympe de Gouges, are leading figures in the context of the French Revolution. Contrary to what is believed, these women (and other revolutionary figures) were the subjects of various studies during the 19th and 20th centuries, although these were often based on biased interpretations hampered by gender-based prejudices. Engravings and portraits that were made of them –and that have been preserved help us to place them in the context to which they belonged.
  • Nightmare Abbey

    Nightmare Abbey
    Is an 1818 novella by Thomas Love Peacock, and his third long work of fiction to be published. It was written in late March and June 1818, and published in London in November of the same year by T. Hookham Jr of Old Bond Street and Baldwin, Craddock & Joy of Paternoster Row. The novella was lightly revised by the author in 1837 for republication in Volume 57 of Bentley's Standard Novels.
  • what is Brithish East Indian Company?

    what is Brithish East Indian Company?
    At the beginning of 1819, Peacock was unexpectedly summoned to London for a period of probation with the East India Company who needed to reinforce their staff with talented people. They summoned to their service in the Examiner's office James Mill and three others. Peacock was included at the recommendation of Peter Auber, the company historian, whom he had known at school, though probably not as a school-fellow. Peacock's test papers earned the high commendation,
  • First husband

    First husband
    Peacock married Jane Griffith or Gryffydh in 1820
  • The Misfortunes of Elphin

    The Misfortunes of Elphin
    At the start of the 6th century Caredigion is ruled by king Gwythno Garanhir, and his subordinate Prince Seithenyn ap Seithyn is in charge of the embankments that protect the plain of Gwaelod in Caredigion from the sea. One of Seithenyn's officials, Teithrin ap Tathral, discovers that the embankment is in a poor state of repair, and tells Elphin, son of king Gwythno.
  • Crotchet Castle

    Crotchet Castle
    In one of those beautiful valleys, through which the Thames (not yet polluted by the tide, the scouring of cities, or even the minor defilement of the sandy streams of Surrey) rolls a clear flood through flowery meadows, under the shade of old beech woods, and the smooth mossy greensward of the chalk hills (which pour into it their tributary rivulets, as pure and pellucid as the fountain of Bandusium, or the wells of Scamander,
  • Later life

    Peacock retired from the India House on 29 March 1856 with an ample pension.
  • Gryll Grange

     Gryll Grange
    "Gryll Grange" is an 1861 novel by Thomas Love Peacock. His seventh and last novel, it tells the story of Gregory Gryll, a descendant of the ancient and noble Gryllus who, for lack of better options, chooses his niece to be his heir. However, Gryll's plan falls short when his new heir finds it difficult to find a man to her particular tastes.
  • thomas´s dead

    thomas´s dead
    Thomas Love Peacock die in 23 january 1866
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    Background and education

    Peacock was born in Weymouth, Dorset, the son of Samuel Peacock and his wife Sarah Love, daughter of Thomas Love, a retired master of a man-of-war in the Royal Navy.[1] His father was a glass merchant in London, partner of a Mr Pellatt, presumed to be Apsley Pellatt (1763–1826).
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    His verses

    The Monks of St. Mark (1804)
    Palmyra and other Poems (1805)
    The Genius of the Thames: a Lyrical Poem (1810)
    The Genius of the Thames Palmyra and other Poems (1812)
    The Philosophy of Melancholy (1812)
    Sir Hornbook, or Childe Launcelot's Expedition (1813)
    Sir Proteus: a Satirical Ballad (1814)
    The Round Table, or King Arthur's Feast (1817)
    Rhododaphne: or the Thessalian Spirit (1818)
    Paper Money Lyrics (1837)
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    The Four Ages of Poetry (1820)
    Recollections of Childhood: The Abbey House (1837)
    Memoirs of Shelley (1858–62)
    The Last Day of Windsor Forest (1887) [composed 1862]