Thomas Love Peacock: Nightmare Abbey. Ed. Nicholas A. Joukovsky (The Cam bridge Edition of the Novels of Thomas Love Peacock). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2016. Thomas Love Peacock: Crotchet Castle. Ed. Freya Johnston and Matthew Bevis (The Cambridge Edition of the Novels of Thomas Love Peacock). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2016.
The general editor to this new scholarly edition of the novels of Thomas Love Peacock notes in the introduction that this is the second time that an attempt to install Peacock as a literary classic or even just to revive readerly as well as academic interest in him is paralleled by a major edition of his contemporary and fellow novelist Jane Austen, a comparison that throws into relief the different fates these two writers have had in the last two hundred years. The existence of careful and weighty scholarly editions of both writers works testify that they are equally regarded as being worthy of academic interest and conservation.