Add to Book Shelf
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Book

Nightmare Abbey

By Peacock, Thomas Love

Click here to view

Book Id: WPLBN0002950538
Format Type:
File Size: 97.51 MB
Reproduction Date: 2009

Title: Nightmare Abbey  
Author: Peacock, Thomas Love
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Satire
Collections: Audio Books Collection, Nightmare Abbey
Publication Date:
Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books


APA MLA Chicago

Love Peacock, B. T. (1818). Nightmare Abbey. Retrieved from

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 folded in allusions to or quotations from literally dozens of other works. He makes use of many long, impressive-sounding words (some of which he very possibly made up!). Ignore these and his occasional Latin phrase, treat the rest as a farce, and you're on track for a fun listen!(Summary be Mark F. Smith)

Electronic recorded live performance of a reading



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.