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Nightmare Abbey is a Gothic topical satire in which the author pokes light-­hearted fun at the romantic movement in contemporary English literature, in particular its obsession with morbid subjects, misanthropy and transcendental philosophical systems. Most of the characters in the novel are based on historical figures whom Peacock wishes to pillory.

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pubOne.­info thank you for your continued support and wish to present you this new edition. “The abbot, in his alb arrayed, ” stood at the altar in the abbey-­chapel of Rubygill, with all his plump, sleek, rosy friars, in goodly lines disposed, to solemnise the nuptials of the beautiful Matilda Fitzwater, daughter of the Baron of Arlingford, with the noble Robert Fitz-­Ooth, Earl of Locksley and Huntingdon. The abbey of Rubygill stood in a picturesque valley, at a little distance from the western boundary of Sherwood Forest, in a spot which seemed adapted by nature to be the retreat of monastic mortification, being on the banks of a fine trout-­stream, and in the midst of woodland coverts, abounding with excellent game. The bride, with her father and attendant maidens, entered the chapel; but the earl had not arrived. The baron was amazed, and the bridemaidens were disconcerted. Matilda feared that some evil had befallen her lover, but felt no diminution of her confidence in his . . .

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With a love triangle, the story depicts the consequences of insincere efforts. Peacock has shown that materialistic approach is the end of humanity and humane feelings; the result is destruction of personalities. Moralistic and captivating!

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Abadía Pesadilla es una divertida sátira del romanticismo escrita al modo de las obras de los maestros Aristófanes y Rabelais. Varios poetas –Shelley, Byron, Wordsworth y el propio Peacock, presentados en la novela con otros nombres, siempre hilarantes– se encierran en la vieja mansión familiar de uno de ellos. Recitan poemas, viajan mentalmente a Grecia, refl exionan sobre el trascendentalismo y se sienten inquietos por dos jóvenes y bellas mujeres cuya presencia en la casa da lugar a un tremendo enredo. Abadía Pesadilla es una de las novelas más conocidas y celebradas de Thomas Love Peacock. En ella el autor desarrolla todo su genio literario, parodiando el género romántico y satirizando a poetas e intelectuales de la época amigos suyos y, lo que quizás sea más importante, a sí mismo. El libro, además de tratar sobre el romanticismo y los románticos desde dentro, lo hace desde una de las líneas creativas reivindicadas por dicho movimiento: el juego, la broma, la autocrítica y . . .

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Christmas Summary Classics This series contains summary of Classic books such as Emma, Arne, Arabian Nights, Pride and prejudice, Tower of London, Wealth of Nations etc. Each book is specially crafted after reading complete book in less than 30 pages. One who wants to get joy of book reading especially in very less time can go for it.   THOMAS LOVE PEACOCK Headlong Hall The novels of Thomas Love Peacock still find admirers among cultured readers, but his extravagant satire and a certain bookish awkwardness will never appeal to the great novel-­reading public. The son of a London glass merchant, Peacock was born at Weymouth on October 18, 1785. Early in life he was engaged in some mercantile occupation, which, however, he did not follow up for long. Then came a period of study, and he became an excellent classical scholar. His first ambition was to become a poet, and between 1804 and 1806 he published two slender volumes of verse, which attracted little or no attention. Yet Peacock . . .

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Author: Thomas Love PeacockPublisher: T. Hookham, jun., and E . T. HookhamYear published: 1810Book contributor: University of CaliforniaLanguage: English1 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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