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Gormenghast Novels: Titus Groan, Gormenghast, Titus Alone

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The first complete paperback edition of the restored Gormenghast Novels, including twelve critical essays and Mervyn Peake's unfinished fourth novel, Titus Awakes.

A doomed lord, an emergent hero, and a dazzling array of bizarre creatures inhabit the magical world of the Gormenghast novels which, along with Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, reigns as one of the undisputed fantasy classics of all time. At the center of it all is the seventy-seventh Earl, Titus Groan, who stands to inherit the miles of rambling stone and mortar that form Gormenghast Castle and its kingdom, unless the conniving Steerpike, who is determined to rise above his menial position and control the House of Groan, has his way.

In these extraordinary novels, Peake has created a world where all is like a dream — lush, fantastical, and vivid. Accompanying the text are Peake's own drawings, illustrating the whole assembly of strange and marvelous creatures that inhabit Gormenghast.

Introductory Essays by Anthony Burgess and Quentin Crisp

Review:

"Many readers admire Tolkien's Lord of the Rings but fans of Mervyn Peake's Titus trilogy maintain that this extravagant epic about a labyrinthine castle populated with conniving Dickensian grotesques is the true fantasy classic of our time." The Washington Post Book World

Review:

"Mervyn Peake is a finer poet than Edgar Allan Poe, and he is therefore able to maintain his world of fantasy brilliantly through three novels. It is a very, very great work...a classic of our age." Robertson Davies

Review:

"[Peake's books] are actual additions to life; they give, like certain rare dreams, sensations we never had before, and enlarge our conception of the range of possible experience." C. S. Lewis

Review:

"Peake liberates and elevates as well as charms." R. G. Davis, The New York Times

About the Author

Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) was a playwright, painter, poet, illustrator, short story writer, and designer of theatrical costumes, as well as a novelist. Among his many books are Mr. Pye and Peake's Progress.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Quentin Crisp ix
Introduction by Anthony Burgess 1
Titus Groan 7
Gormenghast 397
Titus Alone 809
Critical Assessments 1025
Titus Awakes 1165

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redqueen42, July 13, 2007 (view all comments by redqueen42)
Gormenghast is an amazing, awe-inspiring trilogy about a boy who would be king. The way Mervyn Peake lights up his passages with such rich description will blow you away. This series is great for fans of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Smaller in scope but much vaster in detail than Tolkien's series, Gormenghast tells the story of Titus Groan, the boy who would be Earl of Gormenghast castle. The series features a stunning array of eccentric characters living in a giant mouldering castle in the middle of nowhere. It's a must read. Titus Groan will linger in your mind for a long time.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780879516284
Introduction by:
Quentin Crisp
Introduction by:
Anthony Burgess
Author:
Peake, Mervyn
Publisher:
Overlook Press
Location:
Woodstock, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction, English
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
199
Publication Date:
November 1995
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
1168
Dimensions:
8.04x5.46x2.18 in. 2.02 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 1168 pages Overlook Press - English 9780879516284 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Many readers admire Tolkien's Lord of the Rings but fans of Mervyn Peake's Titus trilogy maintain that this extravagant epic about a labyrinthine castle populated with conniving Dickensian grotesques is the true fantasy classic of our time."
"Review" by , "Mervyn Peake is a finer poet than Edgar Allan Poe, and he is therefore able to maintain his world of fantasy brilliantly through three novels. It is a very, very great work...a classic of our age."
"Review" by , "[Peake's books] are actual additions to life; they give, like certain rare dreams, sensations we never had before, and enlarge our conception of the range of possible experience."
"Review" by , "Peake liberates and elevates as well as charms."
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