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Headlong Hall

By Thomas Love Peacock

Presented by Voices of Today

Narration by Graham Scott

Also featuring the voices of Alan Weyman, Denis Daly, and Rachel May.

Text prepared by Denis Daly and Alan Weyman.

Music for songs composed and arranged by Alan Weyman.

Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866) was a scholar, novelist, and poet.  For many years he rendered distinguished service to the East India Company.

Headlong Hall was the first of his seven novels, all of which display the same structure. There is a faint semblance of a plot, which is merely a device to bring together a bunch of voluble eccentrics, who converse on a wide range of topical issues. Headlong Hall is the rural seat of the ebullient Squire Headlong, who invites a number of philosophers, a clergyman, a musician, a novelist, and a phrenologist, to dine with him and share their views. At the end of the book the squire, in typical impetuous fashion, arranges marriages for himself and three of his guests.

Public Domain (P)2021 Voices of Today

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