The Gormenghast Novels (Paperback)

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Enter the world of Gormenghast, where the vast sprawling castle is as much a character as the fantastical folk who occupy it, brought to life by Peake's lush prose and haunting illustrations.  –Darcy

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The trilogy of novels - Titus Groan, Gormenghast and Titus Alone - comprising Peake's classic fantasy and basis of a major PBS miniseries. A doomed lord, a scheming underling, an ancient royal family plagued by madness and intrigue - these are the denizens of ancient, sprawling, tumbledown Gormenghast Castle. Within its vast halls and serpentine corridors, the members of the Groan dynasty and their master Lord Sepulchrave grow increasingly out of touch with a changing world as they pass their days in unending devotion to meaningless rituals and arcane traditions. Meanwhile, an ambitious kitchen boy named Steerpike rises by devious means to the post of Master of the Ritual while he maneuvers to bring down the Groans. Breathtaking in its power and drenched in dark atmosphere, humor and intrigue, The Gormenghast Novels is a classic, one of the great works of 20th century British literature.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780879516284
ISBN-10: 0879516283
Publisher: Overlook Press
Publication Date: December 1st, 1995
Pages: 1168
Language: English