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The Illustrated Gormenghast Trilogy

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ISBN 13: 9781590207178
Trim Size: 6 x 9

Overlook
10/27/11

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Enter the world of Gormenghast. The vast crumbling castle to which the seventy-seventh Earl, Titus Groan, is Lord and heir. Titus is expected to rule this Gothic labyrinth of turrets and dungeons, cloisters and corridors as well as the eccentric and wayward subjects. 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.

Peake has been compared to Dickens, Tolkien, and Peacock, but the Gormenghast trilogy is truly unique. Unforgettable characters with names like Steerpike and Prunesquallor make their way through an architecturally stifling world, with lots of dark corners around to dampen any whimsy that might arise. This true classic is a feast of words unlike anything else in the world of fantasy. Those who explore Gormenghast castle will be richly rewarded.

Overlook is publishing this definitive volume to mark the centenary of the author’s birth.

Praise for Mervyn Peake

"A rich wine of fancy chilled by the intellect to just the right temperature … uniquely brilliant." --Anthony Burgess

"[Peake’s books] are actual additions to life; they give, like certain rare dreams, sensations we never had before, and enlarge our conception of the range of possible experience." --C.S. Lewis

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

"A fancy of such freshness, variety and visionary power that in his own modest, special way Mervyn Peake liberates and elevates as well as charms." --The New York Times

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