The Illustrated Gormenghast Trilogy

The Illustrated Gormenghast Trilogy

The Illustrated Gormenghast Trilogy

The Illustrated Gormenghast Trilogy


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Intoxicating, rich, and unique, The Gormenghast Trilogy is a tour de force that ranks as one of the 20th century’s most remarkable feats of imaginative writing. This special illustrated edition, published for the centenary of Mervyn Peake’s birth, is accompanied by over one hundred of Peake’s dazzling drawings.

Titus is expected to rule this extraordinary kingdom and his eccentric and wayward subjects. But with the arrival of an ambitious kitchen boy, Steerpike, the established order is thrown into disarray. Over the course of these three novels—Titus Groan, Gormenghast, and Titus Alone— Titus must contend with a kingdom about to implode beneath the weight of centuries of intrigue, treachery, manipulation, and murder.

“A gorgeous, volcanic eruption . . . a work of extraordinary imagination.” —The New Yorker

“The true fantasy classic of our time.” —Washington Post

“His inventiveness, his ingenuity, and his humor are astonishing.” —San Francisco Chronicle

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590207178
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 10/27/2011
Series: Gormenghast Series
Pages: 960
Sales rank: 94,220
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.60(d)
Age Range: 17 Years

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 the celebrated Gormenghast novels, Titus Groan, Gormenghast, and Titus Alone, and the posthumously published Titus Awakes, the lost book of Gormenghast finished by Peake’s wife Maeve Gilmore after his death. The Gormenghast novels, as well as Peake’s other writings, Mr. Pye and Peake’s Progress, are all available from The Overlook Press.
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