ex libris

  The following books are available to the Thomas Love Peacock Society. (Books in red belong to the Morris Miller Library at the University of Tasmania in Hobart, Tasmania; all others belong to Informal.) Any member or friend of the TLPS who wishes to locate a quotation or reference in any of the books listed below, should write to Informal.

  I  Peacock's works:

Author of "Headlong Hall", Gryll Grange. London: Parker, Son, and Bourne, 1861.

Thomas Love Peacock, The Works of Thomas Love Peacock. edited and with an introduction and notes by H.F.B. Brett-Smith and C.E. Jones, London: Constable, 1924-34. [The Halliford Edition in ten volumes:
  I  Biographical Introduction and Headlong Hall. 1934
  II  Melincourt. 1924
  III  Nightmare Abbey and Maid Marian. 1924
  IV  The Misfortunes of Elphin and Crotchet Castle. 1924
  V  Gryll Grange. 1924
  VI  Poems. 1927
  VII  Poems and Plays. 1931
  VIII  Essays Memoirs Letters & Unfinished Novels. 1934
  IX  Critical & Other Essays. 1926
  X  Dramatic Criticisms and Translations & Other Essays. 1926]

    -----    Gryll Grange. London: Macmillan, 1927 [with an introduction by George Saintsbury; illustrated by F.H. Townsend].

    -----    Gryll Grange. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1949.

    -----    Headlong Hall and Nightmare Abbey. London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1929 [with an introduction by the late Dr Richard Garnett].

    -----    Headlong Hall Nightmare Abbey. London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1965 [with an introduction by P.M. Yarker].

    -----    Maid Marian and Crotchet Castle. London: Macmillan, 1927 (with an introduction by George Saintsbury; illustrated by F.H. Townsend).

    -----    Melincourt. London: Macmillan, 1927 [with an introduction by George Saintsbury; illustrated by F.H. Townsend].

    -----    Peacock's Memoirs of Shelley with Shelley's Letters to Peacock. edited by H.F.B. Brett-Smith, London: Henry Frowde, 1909.

    -----    Nightmare Abbey Crotchet Castle. edited by Raymond Wright, Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1986.

    -----    Nightmare Abbey, The Misfortunes of Elphin, Crotchet Castle. edited by Charles B. Dodson, New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971.

    -----    Novels of Thomas Love Peacock [Headlong Hall, Nightmare Abbey, The Misfortunes of Elphin, Crotchet Castle], London: Pan Books, 1967 [introduction by J.B. Priestley; notes by Barbara Lloyd Evans].

    -----    A Peacock Selection. edited with an introduction and notes by H.L.B. Moody, London: Macmillan, 1966.

    -----    The Pleasures of Peacock: Comprising in Whole or in Part the Seven Novels of Thomas Love Peacock. edited with an introduction by Ben Ray Redman, New York: Farrar Straus & Co., 1947. [N.A. & C.C. are whole, the other five novels are abridged.]

    -----    The Poems of Thomas Love Peacock. edited by Brimley Johnson, London: Routledge & Sons.

    -----    Three Novels [Headlong Hall, Nightmare Abbey, Crotchet Castle], London: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1959 [with an introduction by John Mair].


  II  other works:

Peter Bowering, Aldous Huxley: a Study of the Major Novels. London: Athlone Press, 1968.

Bryan Burns, The Novels of Thomas Love Peacock. Totowa: Barnes & Noble, 1985.

Kenneth Neill Cameron (ed.), Shelley and His Circle, 1773-1822. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard U.P., 1961 [vol. I & II] & 1970 [vol. III & IV].

Olwen W. Campbell, Thomas Love Peacock. Freeport: Books for Libraries Press, 1971.

Carl Dawson, His Fine Wit: A Study of Thomas Love Peacock. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1970.
    -----    The Novels of Thomas Love Peacock. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1968 [Profiles in Literature Series].

Felix Felton, Thomas Love Peacock. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1973.

Robert F. Kiernan, Frivolity Unbound: Six Masters of the Camp Novel. New York: Continuum, 1990. [Thomas Love Peacock, Max Beerbohm, Ronald Firbank, E.F. Benson, P.G. Wodehouse, Ivy Compton-Burnett.]

Gary Kelly, English Fiction of the Romantic Period: 1789-1830. London & New York: Longman, 1989.

Robert Kiely, The Romantic Novel in England. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1973 [second printing].

George Kitchin, A Survey of Burlesque and Parody in English. Edinburgh & London: Oliver and Boyd, 1931.

Hakan Kjellin, Talkative Banquets: a Study in the Peacockian Novels of Talk. Stockholm, Almqvist & Wiskell, 1974 [Stockholm Studies in History of Literature 14].

Margaret McKay, Peacock's Progress: Aspects of Artistic Development in the Novels of Thomas Love Peacock. Uppsala: Act Univ. Ups. Studia Anglistica Upsaliensia 78, 1992.

Howard Mills, Peacock. His Circle and His Age. Cambridge: CUP, 1969.

Mario Praz, The Hero in Eclipse in Victorian Fiction (translated by Angus Davidson). London, New York & Toronto: OUP, 1956.

J.B. Priestley, English Humour. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1929.
    -----    Thomas Love Peacock. London: Macmillan, 1966 [introduced by J.I.M. Stewart].

Ramos Ramos, María del Rocío, El Mock-Symposium en las novelas de T.L. Peacock: una deuda con los clásicos. Huelva: Universidad de Huelva, 2003.

J.I.M. Stewart, Thomas Love Peacock. London: The British Council and the National Book League, 1963 [No. 156 of Writers and Their Work].

J.C. Stobart, The Wordsworth Epoch. London: Edward Arnold, 1929 [Vol. VIII of Epochs of English Literature].

Carl Van Doren, The Life of Thomas Love Peacock. London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1911.

Timothy Webb & Peter Garside (ed.), Keats-Shelley Memorial Bulletin XXXVI: Thomas Love Peacock Special Number. Heslington, York: Keats-Shelley Memorial Association, 1985.
  [This contains:
    Nicholas A. Joukovsky. "Peacock before Headlong Hall: A New Look at the Early Years."
    Lionel Madden. "'Terrestrial Paradise': The Welsh Dimension in Peacock's Life and Work."
    Marilyn Butler. "Druids, Bards and Twice-Born Bacchus: Peacock's Engagement with Primitive Mythology."
    Howard Mills. "The Dirty Boots of the Bourgeoisie: Peacock on Music."
    Bryan Burns. "The Classicism of Peacock's Gryll Grange." &
    Carl Dawson. "Peacock's Comedy: A Retrospective Glance".]

Hugh Walker, English Satire and Satirists. London & Toronto: J.M. Dent & Sons; New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1925.

Gore Vidal, "Thomas Love Peacock: The Novel of Ideas" in The Essential Gore Vidal. edited by Fred Kaplan, New York: Random House, 1999.

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