An undisputed classic of epic fantasy, Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast novels represent one of the most brilliantly sustained flights of Gothic imagination.As the novel opens, Titus, heir to Lord Sepulchrave, has just been born. He stands to inherit the miles of rambling stone and mortar that form Gormenghast Castle. Inside, all events are predetermined by a complex ritual whose origins are lost in history and the castle is peopled by dark characters in half-lit corridors. Dreamlike and macabre, Peake's extraordinary novel is one of the most astonishing and fantastic works in modern English fiction.
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A difficult book, impossible to place, and very limited in its appeal.Read Full Review of Titus Groan (Gormenghast Tril... | See more reviews from Kirkus
In this illustrated Gothic trilogy, a young heir matures within the confines of bleak Gormenghast castle.Read Full Review of Titus Groan (Gormenghast Tril... | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly
The rarity of Peake’s greatness lies not only in the breadth of his invention but in the lushness of his language.Read Full Review of Titus Groan (Gormenghast Tril...
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