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  • Thomas Love Peacock

    Narrator: Timothy Ferguson Mr. Escot: John Fricker Mr. Foster: Mike Pelton Mr. Jenkison: Leonard Wilson Reverend Doctor Gaster & Mr. Chromatic: ToddHW Mr. Milestone: TriciaG Harry Headlong, Esquire & Old Squire: Algy Pug Mr. MacLaurel: Delmar H. Dolbier Mr. Cranium, Mr. Panscope, Graziosa Chromatic, Mr. Nightshade:...read more

  • Thomas Love Peacock

    Deep in the fens of the British coast sits the gloomy mansion that goes by the name Nightmare Abbey. It is inhabited by persons of very low opinion of the human race, and in fact they pride themselves in the depths of their detestation. Others of its denizens believe the ultimate exercise and product of the human mind ought to be chaos. Now let the young master of the house get snared by the wiles of a beautiful young lady. And for good measure, toss in another beautiful young lady. Now Scythrop (named in honor of an ancestor who became bored with life and hanged himself) is about to find that two such make too much of a good thing! Peacock wrote Nightmare Abbey as a satire, and he has...read more

  • Thomas Love Peacock

    Nightmare Abbey as a satire, and he has folded in allusions and dark...read more

  • Thomas Love Peacock

    Nightmare Abbey is a Gothic satire about the romantic movement in contemporary English literature, its morbid subjects, misanthropy and transcendental philosophical systems. Most of the characters are based on historical figures whom Peacock wishes to ridicule. The main character is Christopher Glowry, Esquire, a morose widower who lives with his only son in his shabby family mansion. Mr. Glowry has servants with long faces or dismal names such as Raven, Graves or Deathshead. The few visitors he welcomes are mostly of a similar cast of mind: a transcendental philosopher; a Manichaean Millenarian; his son's languid and world-weary college friend; and a misanthropic poet. The only exception...read more