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Mr Pye

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Dapper and smiling, Mr. Pye comes to the island of Sark with a mission--to conquer evil.

He immediately sets about changing everyone he meets, but is unfortunately prone to excess. When the struggle between good and evil becomes embarrassingly personal, Mr. Pye is forced to embark on a campaign of unparalleled sin.

Mervyn Peake, author of the internationally acclaimed Gormenghast novels, has created an extraordinarily imaginative story in Mr. Pye, his last novel and crowning achievement. In both the text and his own delightful illustrations, the author turns a moral battle into a hilarious and fantastical adventure.

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About the Author:

Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) wrote plays, painted, as well as being poet, illustrator, short-story writer, and designer of theatrical costumes, as well as a novelist. Among his many books are the Gormenghast novels, Titus Groan, Gormenghast, and Titus Alone.

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Praise for Mervyn Peake:
?A gorgeous, volcanic eruption . . . a work of extraordinary imagination.? --"The New Yorker"
?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. It is a very, very great work . . . a classic of our age.? --Robertson Davies, author of The Deptford Trilogy
?[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
?The true fantasy classic of our time.? --"The Washington Post"
?Peake's style is marvelous... His inventiveness, his ingenuity, and his humor are astonishing.? -- "San Francisco Chronicle"
?Many readers admire Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, but fans of Mervyn Peake's Titus trilogy maintain that this extravagant epic about a labyrinthine castle populated with conniving Dickensian grotesque

""Mr Pye" offers a suitably eccentric introduction to the tiny and determinedly unusual island of Sark . . . The dark humor, eccentricity, hallucinatory elegance and intensity of the piece seem typical of Peake." --"Guardian" (UK)
Praise for Mervyn Peake:
"A gorgeous, volcanic eruption . . . a work of extraordinary imagination." --"The New Yorker"
"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. It is a very, very great work . . . a classic of our age." --Robertson Davies, author of The Deptford Trilogy
"[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
"The true fantasy classic of our time." --"The Washington Post"
"Peake's style is marvelous... His inventiveness, his ingenuity, and his humor are astonishing

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