"The Misfortunes of Elphin" is an 1829 novella by English novelist and poet Thomas Love Peacock. This classic work is republished here together with "Rhododaphne, Or, The Thessalian Spell: A Poem" originally published in 1818. Thomas Love Peacock (18 October 1785 - 23 January 1866) was an English poet, novelist, and important figure in the East India Company. A good friend of Percy Bysshe Shelley, they both had a significant influence on each other's work. Peacock was most famous for writing satirical novels, which usually involved characters sat around a table discussing contemporary philosophical ideas. Other notable works by this author include: "Headlong Hall" (1815), "Melincourt" (1817), and "Nightmare Abbey" (1818). This volume is here republished in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.