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Titus Awakes: The Lost Book of Gormenghast (Paperback)
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Titus Awakes: The Lost Book of Gormenghast (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 23/06/2011
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In Titus Awakes the 77th Earl of Groan leaves the crumbling castle of Gormenghast and finds the larger world even stranger than his birthplace. Confronted by elemental and human threats - snowstorms, shipwrecks and attempts on his life - Titus' bravery is tested and he must fight to free himself from the claims of his past. Peake began this fourth and final volume of the Gormenghast stories but he died having only written a few pages. Using notes and the fragments he left behind, his wife, the painter and writer Maeve Gilmore, has created a richly imagined sequel that fans of The Gormenghast Trilogy will delight in.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099552765
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 202 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Titus Awakes is a treasure salvaged from the ruins" * New Statesman *
"Peake does not, as some have said, defy classification; rather, he is beyond classification in any single genre, and therein perhaps lies his genius. In his centenary year it is to be hoped that the latest surge of interest in his enormous range of work will finally help to place him in his rightful position as one of Britain's most brilliant, original and creative figures" * Times Literary Supplement *
"A century after his birth, the gothic surrealism of Peake's fantasy world still attracts new fans" * Independent *

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“Not quite Peake but not half bad either”

This is kind of an odd read as it deviates from the heavier style of the rest of the series, unsurprising since it was written by Maeve Gilmore, Peake's wife, but this does make it an easier to read so is a bit... More

Paperback edition
11th September 2015
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“Titus Awakes”

A treat for fans of Mervyn Peake.
I especially like the characters dog with it's devoted loyalty to Titus and Kit the eccentric 'word rambling' artist.
He meets some unsavoury beings on his travels, but... More

Paperback edition
23rd January 2012
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