Melincourt is the second novel of Thomas Love Peacock, published in 1817. It is based on the "idea of an orang-outang mimicking humanity" (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.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Garnett, Richard (1911). "Peacock, Thomas Love". In Chisholm, Hugh. Encyclopædia Britannica. 21 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 21–22.
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