Gormenghast

Gormenghast

by Mervyn Peake, Quentin Crisp

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Overview

Titus Groan is seven years old. Lord and heir to the crumbling castle Gormenghast.

Gothic labyrinth of roofs and turrets, cloisters and corridors, stairwells and dungeons, it is also the cobwebbed kingdom of Byzantine government and age-old rituals, a world primed to implode beneath the weight of centuries of intrigue, treachery, and death. Steerpike, who began his climb across the roofs when Titus was born, is now ascending the spiral stairacse to the heart of the castle, and in his wake lie imprisonment, manipulation, and murder. Gormenghast is the second volume in Mervyn Peake's widely acclaimed trilogy, but it is much more than a sequel to Titus Groan--it is an enrichment and deepening of that book. And back in single volumes for the first time in years, a new generation of fantasy fans will grow to love this tour de force that ranks as one of the twentieth century's most remarkable feats of imaginative writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781468301045
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 10/30/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 1,232,543
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) wrote plays, painted, as well as being poet, illustrator, short-story writer, and designer of theatrical costumes, as well as a novelist. Among his many books are the Gormenghast novels, Titus Groan, Gormenghast, and Titus Alone.

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