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Thomas Love Peacock

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Thomas Love Peacock was an English satirist and author.

Peacock was a close friend of Percy Bysshe Shelley and they influenced each other's work. He wrote satirical novels, each with the same basic setting -- characters at a table discussing and criticizing the philosophical opinions of the day.

He worked for the British East India Company.