Headlong Hall

By: Thomas Love Peacock
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Headlong Hall" by Thomas Love Peacock is a satirical novel encapsulating the essence of English literature, comedy, and social commentary. Set against the backdrop of the Victorian era, Peacock masterfully employs wit and humor to dissect societal norms and intellectual pretensions prevalent among the Romanticism movement's intellectuals. Within the walls of Headlong Hall, readers encounter a cast of eccentric characters engaging in philosophical conversations laced with absurdity. Peacock's sharp wit and keen observations of society are evident as he skillfully navigates through the comedic intricacies of the Victorian era. Through clever dialogue and humorous situations, Peacock offers a biting critique of societal conventions and intellectualism, inviting readers to ponder the absurdities of human behavior and societal norms. As the characters navigate their way through the hall's halls, Peacock provides a window into the complexities of Victorian society and the challenges faced by its inhabitants. "Headlong Hall" stands as a timeless masterpiece of satire, showcasing Peacock's talent for blending humor with social commentary in a way that continues to resonate with readers today.

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Thomas Love Peacock

English playwright and poet Thomas Love Peacock (1785–1866) was well-known for his sarcastic books and humorous writing. He was raised in Weymouth, Dorset, England, and worked for the East India Company for the most of his adult life. Poems were the foundation of Peacock's creative career, and he was a part of the Romantic movement. He was more well known, however, for his books, which displayed his quick wit, social commentary, and intellectual debate. The political, intellectual, and cultural currents of his day were often lampooned in his writings. "Headlong Hall" (1816), "Nightmare Abbey" (1818), "Maid Marian" (1822), and "Crotchet Castle" (1831) are a few of Peacock's well-known books. These books offered a criticism of many intellectual and social beliefs while blending aspects of romance, adventure, and satire. Peacock's work was distinguished by his witty wordplay, generous use of dialogue, and lighthearted depiction of oddball individuals. He used his extensive understanding of physics, philosophy, and ancient literature into his writings. Although Peacock's works were not well known when he was alive, they became well-known and had a significant impact in the 20th century. His books are still valued for their humor, social critique, and distinctive literary style.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 84pages
  • ISBN-10: 936276525X
  • ISBN-13: 9789362765253
  • Item Weight: 109.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 5.10mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Literary