The Gormenghast Trilogy (Paperback)
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The Gormenghast Trilogy (Paperback)

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Paperback 976 Pages
Published: 01/04/1999
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A work of scintillating creativity and imagination, Peake’s gothic phantasmagoria is fantasy writing for people who don’t like fantasy. Steerpike’s insidious social climbing and the compromised coming of age of Titus Groan are cradled in electrifying prose, whilst the surrealistic depiction of the eponymous, crumbling castle will haunt the reader’s imagination forever.

'[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

Gormenghast is the vast, crumbling castle to which the seventy-seventh Earl, Titus Groan, is lord and heir.

Titus is expected to rule this gothic labyrinth of turrets and dungeons (and his eccentric and wayward subjects) according to strict age-old rituals, but things are changing in the castle.

Titus must contend with treachery, manipulation and murder as well as his own longing for a life beyond the castle walls.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099288893
Number of pages: 976
Weight: 787 g
Dimensions: 210 x 145 x 41 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A master of the macabre and a traveller through the deeper and darker chasms of the imagination - The Times

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 [The Gormenghast Trilogy] is a very, very great work...a classic of our age

[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

The Gormenghast Trilogy is one of the most important works to come out of the age that produced The Four Quartets, The Unquiet Grave, Brideshead Revisited, The Loved One, Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four - Spectator

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“The Gormenghast Trilogy”

A melancholic ruler, a Queen obsessed with cats, a bizarre set of twins, a suicidal young girl, a murderous teenager, a Doctor with an odd habit and a child who is a a hero before he can even speak. Peake's world... More

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“Gormanghast by Mervyn Peake”

This was a present ordered online due to Covid 19,from the bookshop. Would rather order from a bookshop that the big online retailer. Bookshops need supporter to keep them on high street. Service was fine no problems... More

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