The Gormenghast NovelsBook - 1995
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.
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