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Thomas Love Peacock (Peacock Thomas Love)

( English author, best known for his humorous short stories.)

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(1785-1866)
Born October 18, 1785 in Weymouth (county Dorsetshire). Educated widowed mother. In 12 years, left school and engaged in self-acquired wide knowledge of Greek, Latin, French, Italian and English literature. After the publication of collections of his early poems, met in 1812 with Percy Bysshe Shelley. Both were sympathetic to each other, nevertheless Peacock ridiculed enthusiastic outbursts Shelley's toll, by the way, and in his poem Queen Mab, and the hero of the third novel by Peacock, Abbey nightmares (Nightmare Abbey, 1818), embodies the young 'absurd' Shelley. Shelley himself was fascinated by this caricature, and praised the 'ease, severity and effect "language of the novel. He made Peacock his executor and left him after the death of бё 2000.
Between 1858 and 1860 Peacock published his Memoirs of Shelley (Memoirs of Shelley) and Shelley's letter to him. It was unfair and strongly criticized by Garnett (1862) for the protection of his first wife, Shelley, Harriet Westbrook.

The seven short novels Peacock unique: elegant and formal features reminiscent of French literature 18., Combine them with the 'humor' Elizabethan playwright B. Johnson. Characters of the heroes - often slightly disguised caricatures of famous figures of the era and social reformers, praising its bailout funds. This witty novels of ideas. Hedlong Hall (Headlong Hall, 1815) lightweight others; Melinkort (Melincourt, 1817) - pretty boring fantasy, with traces of the influence of Shelley - the least successful of the novels of Peacock. The most entertaining - Abbey nightmares. Was followed by two historical novels - Lady Marian (Maid Marian, 1822) and unhappy Elfina (The Misfortunes of Elphin, 1829). Roman Farm Grill (Gryll Grange, 1860) performed a rare satirical works in the heat. Died in Lower Peacock Halliforde January 23, 1866.


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