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Nightmare Abbey (Historical Novel)

Thomas Love Peacock

Publisher: Musaicum Books

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Thomas Love Peacock's 'Nightmare Abbey' is a satirical and witty historical novel set in the early 19th century. The story revolves around the character of Scythrop, a young and melancholic man who is disillusioned with life and society. Peacock's writing style is characterized by sharp humor, clever dialogues, and a keen sense of irony, making 'Nightmare Abbey' a delightful and thought-provoking read. The novel is a satire on romanticism, poking fun at the exaggerated emotions and idealism of the Romantic poets of the time. Peacock skillfully weaves literary references into the narrative, creating a rich and intelligent commentary on the societal norms and values of the era. Readers will appreciate the clever wordplay and insightful social criticism embedded in Peacock's prose. As a writer and close friend of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Peacock's own experiences and observations of the literary world undoubtedly influenced his creation of 'Nightmare Abbey'. With its blend of humor, wit, and social commentary, 'Nightmare Abbey' is a must-read for those interested in the history of literature and the Romantic movement.
Available since: 12/18/2019.
Print length: 86 pages.

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