The second volume in the GORMENGHAST trilogy. Titus Groan, now aged seven, has come to understand that the kingdom he has inherited has an attendant evil which has begun to spread. Meanwhile, Steerpike is making inroads into the heart of the castle, leaving imprisonment, manipulation and murder in his wake.
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Enter the world of Gormenghast, to which the seventy-seventh Earl, Titus Groan, is Lord and heir. It is a kingdom of Byzantine rule and ancient ritual weighed down by centuries of intrigue, treachery, manipulation and murder.
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"Mervyn Peake is a master of the macabre and a traveller through the deeper and darker chasms of the imagination" ( The Times)
"Mervyn Peake is a finer poet than Edgar Allan Poe, and he is therefore able to maintain his world of fantasy brilliantly through three novels. [ The Gormenghast Trilogy] is a very, very great work...a classic of our age" (Robertson Davies)
"[Peake's books] are actual additions to life; they give, like certain rare dreams, sensations we never had before, and enlarge our conception of the range of possible experience" (C. S. Lewis)
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Book Description G.B.Penguin Classic Books 1974, 1974. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. International Edition. NEW COPY PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN.WITH ERROR ON ISBN.511 Pages International Edition. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1476673574372
Book Description Penguin Books, 1983. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140028900