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Nightmare Abbey

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ISBN-10: 1491091681

ISBN-13: 9781491091685

Edition: N/A

Authors: Thomas Love Peacock

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Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock is one of the most revered books of all time. Originally published in 1818, Nightmare Abbey is still beloved to this day! Don't miss out on this classic book! Read Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock today!
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Book details

List price: $5.95
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 7/26/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 84
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

The witty, erudite, quirky Peacock, renowned for his range of knowledge, was largely self-educated. While working at the East India Company as a clerk to support his invalid wife and children, he mastered Greek, Latin, Italian, French, and Welsh. In a series of novels written over a long creative life (he died at age 81), with titles caricaturing the fashion for castles and abbeys---Headlong Hall (1816), Melincourt (1817), Nightmare Abbey (1818), Crotchet Castle (1831), and Gryll Grange (1861), Peacock tried to show that the proper function of literature, as he said in Nightmare Abbey, was "to reconcile man as he is to the world as it is." Peacock died at Lower Halliford, on January 23,…