Melincourt (novel)

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First edition title page

Melincourt is the second novel of Thomas Love Peacock, published in 1817. It is based on the "idea of an orang-outang mimicking humanity"[1] (see James Burnett, Lord Monboddo). An orangutan called Sir Oran Haut-Ton is put forward as a candidate for election as a Member of Parliament.


  1. "Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866)". Encyclopædia Britannica. 21. 1911. p. 22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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