- Author : Thomas Love Peacock
- Publisher : White Press
- Release Date : 2018-06-21
- Genre: Biography & Autobiography
- Pages : 248
- ISBN 10 : 1528704975
Memoirs of Shelley and Other Essays and Reviews Excerpt :
This fantastic volume contains a collection of Thomas Love Peacock's best essays and reviews, including his "Memoirs of Shelley," a unique and insightful biography of his close friend Percy Bysshe Shelley. Contents include: "Memoirs of Shelley," "Part I," "Part II," "Supplementary Notes," "An Essay on Fashionable Literature," "The Four Ages of Poetry," "Jefferson's Memoirs," "Essays on Musical Subjects," "French Comic Romances," "The Epicier," "The Last Day of Windsor Forest," etc. Thomas Love Peacock (1785 - 1866) was an English poet, novelist, and important figure in the East India Company. A good friend of Percy Bysshe Shelley, they both had a significant influence on each other's work. Peacock was most famous for writing satirical novels, which usually involved characters sat around a table discussing contemporary philosophical ideas. Other notable works by this author include: "Maid Marian" (1822), "Gryll Grange" (1861), and "Melincourt" (1817). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.