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Titus Groan /
Mervyn Peake ; [with an introduction by Anthony Burgess].
imprint
Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, 1992.
description
396 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
1585679070 (trade pbk.) :, 9781585679072 (trade pbk.) :
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imprint
Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, 1992.
isbn
1585679070 (trade pbk.) :
9781585679072 (trade pbk.) :
general note
"First published 1946"--Verso t.p.
First vol. of the author's Gormenghast trilogy; the second is Gormenghast, and the third is Titus alone.
catalogue key
6941921
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 1992-03-16:
In this illustrated Gothic trilogy, a young heir matures within the confines of bleak Gormenghast castle. Volume three includes 12 critical essays and Peake's unfinished Titus Awakes . (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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Main Description
An undisputed classic of epic fantasy, Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast novels represent one of the most brilliantly sustained flights of Gothic imagination. For the first time in years, Titus Groan, the first book in this timeless series, is available in an individual paperback volume, complete with striking new packaging. As the novel opens, Titus, heir to Lord Sepulchrave, has just been born. He stands to inherit the miles of rambling stone and mortar that form Gormenghast Castle. Inside, all events are predetermined by a complex ritual whose origins are lost in history and the castle is peopled by dark characters in half-lit corridors. Dreamlike and macabre, Peake's extraordinary novel is one of the most astonishing and fantastic works in modern English fiction.
Main Description
Classics of epic fantasy, Peakes series of Gormenghast novels represents one of the most brilliantly sustained flights of Gothic imagination. For the first time in years, the first book in this timeless series is available in an individual paperback volume, complete with new packaging.

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