Titus Awakes: A Novel

Titus Awakes: A Novel

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ISBN-13: 9781468300604
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 04/02/2013
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,294,604
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Maeve Gilmore (1918-1983) was a painter, sculptor, and writer. She married Mervyn Peake, author of the Gormenghast novels, in 1937. She is the author of A World Away, and the editor of Peake's Progress.

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 writingsMr. Pye and Peake's Progress, are all available from The Overlook Press.

Brian Sibley is the author of numerous books on animation and writers.

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Praise for Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast novels:

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

"A very, very great work . . . a classic of our age." —Robertson Davies, author of Fifth Business

"A fancy of such freshness, variety, and visionary power . . . Mervyn Peake liberates and elevates as well as charms." —The New York Times

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