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by Mervyn Peake
The Gormenghast Novels book. Titus Groan is the first volume of Mervyn Peake's distinctive Gormenghast trilogy
The Gormenghast Novels book. Titus Groan is the first volume of Mervyn Peake's distinctive Gormenghast trilogy. The first two volumes of which come across as being strongly inspired by Peake's childhood as a missionary's son in China while the third has the taste of post World War II Europe. The Earls of Groan rule Gormenghast.
Gormenghast /ˈɡɔːrmənˌɡɑːst/ is a fantasy series by British author Mervyn Peake, about the inhabitants of Castle Gormenghast, a sprawling, decaying, gothic-like structure. Originally conceived as a single on-going novel, the series was ended by Peake's death and comprises three novels, Titus Groan (1946),. Originally conceived as a single on-going novel, the series was ended by Peake's death and comprises three novels, Titus Groan (1946), Gormenghast (1950), Titus Alone (1959) and a novella, Boy in Darkness (1956), whose canonical status is debated
The darkness came down over the castle and the Twisted Wood and over Gormenghast Mountain. The long tables of the Dwellers were hidden in the thickness of a starless night.
The darkness came down over the castle and the Twisted Wood and over Gormenghast Mountain. The cactus trees and the acacias where Nannie Slagg had walked, and the ancient thorn in the servants’ quadrangle were as one in their shrouding. Darkness over the four wings of Gormenghast. Darkness lying against the glass doors of the Christening Room and pressing its impalpable body through the ivy leaves of Lady Groan’s choked window
The events it describes all occur in exile from the castle, but Gormenghast, absent presence, could hardly be more there than it is in those pages. It is a cliché of course to insist that this or that work ‘evades classification’, is ‘sui generis’, or so on. Caution is indicated. But the sheer strangeness of Gormenghast is very real.
This page contains details about the Fiction book Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake published in 1950. 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. This book is the greatest Fiction book of all time as determined by thegreatestbooks. 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.
Книга The Illustrated Gormenghast Trilogy автора Пик Мервин .
To open the first book is not to enter but to be already in Peake’s astonishing creation. So taken for granted, indeed, is this totality, this impossible place, that we commence with qualification. Gormenghast’, Peake starts, ‘that is, the main massing of the original stone’, as if, in response to that opening name, we had interrupted him with a request for clarification. We did not say ‘What is Gormenghast?’, but: ‘Gormenghast? Which bit?’