Melincourt (novel)

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. ^ Garnett, Richard (1911). "Peacock, Thomas Love" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 21 (11th ed.). pp. 21–22.

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