Headlong Hall

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A satire by T. L. Peacock, published 1816, the first of the series of books in which Peacock adapts the Socratic dialogue as a tool for satirizing contemporary culture.

Mr Foster the optimist, Mr Escot the pessimist, Mr Jenkinson the status‐quo‐ite, Dr Gaster, a gluttonous cleric, Mr Milestone, a landscape gardener, and many others gather at the Welsh country house of Squire Headlong to eat, drink, and discuss the arts. See also Picturesque.

Subjects: Literature.

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Thomas Love Peacock (1785—1866) satirical novelist and poet

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