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Author: Thomas Love Peacock
Title: Nightmare Abbey
Language: en
Original publication date: 1818

Book awards: The Observer's 100 Greatest Novels of All Time (2003), Guardian 1000 (Science Fiction & Fantasy),

Epigraph: There's a dark lantern of the spirit,Which none see by but those who bear it,That makes them in the dark see visionsAnd hag themselves with apparitions,Find racks for their own minds, and vauntOf their own misery and want.BUTLER MATTHEW. Oh! it's your only fine humour, sir. Your true melancholy bree

First words: Nightmare Abbey, a venerable family-mansion, in a highly picturesque state of semi-dilapidation, pleasantly situated on a strip of dry land between the sea and the fens, at the verge of the county of

Last words: Scythrop looked at him very fiercely two or three minutes; and Raven, still remembering the pistol, stood quaking in mute apprehension, till Scythrop , pointing significantly towards the dining-room,

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