Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock, Fiction, Humor

Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock, Fiction, Humor

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Most of the characters in the novella are based on historical figures whom Peacock wishes to pillory.

Mr. Glowry was a very consolate widower, with one small child. That child -- a son -- was named Scythrop, after a maternal ancestor who had hanged himself one rainy day in a fit of tedium. The coroner's jury eulogized him with the comprehensive phrase of felo de se -- on which account Mr. Glowry held his memory in high honor, and made a punchbowl of his skull.
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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152.9 x 230.6 x 8.1mm | 195.05g
  • Rockville, MD, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1587159953
  • 9781587159954
  • 2,617,180

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