Peacock, Thomas Love


Peacock, Thomas Love
► (1785-1866) Novelista y poeta británico. Sus novelas son descriptivas y humorísticas.

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(18 oct. 1785, Weymouth, Dorset, Inglaterra–23 ene. 1866, Lower Halliford, Middlesex).

Poeta y novelista inglés. Durante la mayor parte de su vida, Peacock trabajó para la East India Company. Fue un amigo muy cercano de Percy B. Shelley, amistad en la que encontró una importante fuente de inspiración para su escritura. Sus mejores poemas están intercalados en sus novelas, que se centran en la conversación de sus personajes y satirizan las corrientes intelectuales de su época. Su obra más conocida, Nightmare Abbey [La mansión de las pesadillas] (1818), satiriza la melancolía romántica e incluye personajes inspirados en Shelley, Samuel Taylor Coleridge y Lord Byron.

Thomas Love Peacock, pintura al óleo de H. Wallis, 1858; National Portrait Gallery, Londres.
By courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, London

Enciclopedia Universal. 2012.

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  • PEACOCK, THOMAS LOVE —    English novelist, born at Weymouth; was pretty much a self taught scholar, and no mean one, as his literary activity over half a century abundantly showed; held a post in the India House, his predecessor being James Mill and his successor John …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Peacock, Thomas Love — (1785 1866)    Novelist, b. at Weymouth, the only child of a London merchant, was in boyhood at various schools, but from the age of 13 self educated. Nevertheless, he became a really learned scholar. He was for long in the India Office, where he …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

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  • Thomas Love Peacock — [Thomas Love Peacock] (1785–1866) an English writer of novels and poetry. He used ↑satire to attack the attitudes of well known people of his time. For example, in Nightmare Abbey (1818) he makes fun of Coleridge …   Useful english dictionary

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