The Gormenghast Novels

The Gormenghast Novels

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The trilogy of novels - TitusGroan, Gormenghast and Titus Alone - comprising Peake's classic fantasyand basis of a major PBS miniseries.A doomed lord, ascheming 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 Groandynasty and their master Lord Sepulchrave grow increasingly out of touch with achanging world as they pass their days in unending devotion to meaninglessrituals and arcane traditions. Meanwhile, an ambitious kitchen boy namedSteerpike rises by devious means to the post of Master of the Ritual while hemaneuvers to bring down the Groans. Breathtaking in its power and drenched indark atmosphere, humor and intrigue, The Gormenghast Novels is a classic, one of the great worksof 20th century British literature.
Publisher: Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, 1995.
ISBN: 9780879516284
0879516283
Branch Call Number: PEAKE
Characteristics: 1172 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

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weberpa
Oct 19, 2012

These books captured my imagination years ago and continues to do so. Peake has created a dense, multi-layered, at times bizarre, fantasy classic. Listen to it in audio format if you can.

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JPearce
Apr 28, 2010

Great trilogy. Epic fantasy that some say is better than Lord of the Rings. Personally, I'm torn. This book is dense and detailed, much like a Dickens novel. It's a whole other world.

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