The Gormenghast Novels by Mervyn Peake
(Titus Groan / Gormenghast / Titus Alone)

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First published between 1946 and 1959, this trilogy consists of "Titus Groan", "Gormenghast" and "Titus Alone". Gormenghast is a vast crumbling castle to which the 77th Earl, Titus Groan, is lord and heir. It is also a cobwebbed kingdom of Byzantine government and age-old ritual.

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--> --> --> Mervyn Peake (1911?68) was a writer, artist, poet, and playwright, best known for his gothic masterpiece, the "Gormenghast Trilogy", and his stunning illustrations for Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland".
Published January 1, 1999 by Vintage. 953 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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(Three coherently written pages of Titus Awakes can be found in the Overlook Press edition of Titus Alone.) Peake died in 1968 but his widow wrote her version of Titus Awakes and called it Search Without End, which was eventually published in 2011 as Titus Awakes: The Lost Book of Gormenghast to ...

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Even after 63 years, even for someone who is an avid reader of modern fantasy, I can still honestly say that they were some of the best fantasy books I’ve read this year.

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