The Illustrated Gormenghast Trilogy

3.98 avg rating
( 7,213 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781590207178: The Illustrated Gormenghast Trilogy

Enter the world of Gormenghast. The vast crumbling castle to which the seventy-seventh Earl, Titus Groan, is Lord and heir. Titus is expected to rule this Gothic labyrinth of turrets and dungeons, cloisters and corridors as well as his eccentric and wayward subjects. Over the course of these three novels-"Titus Groan," "Gormenghast," and" Titus Alone"--Titus must contend with a kingdom about to implode beneath the weight of centuries of intrigue, treachery, manipulation, and murder.
Peake has been compared to Dickens and Tolkien, but the Gormenghast trilogy is unique. This true classic is a feast of words unlike anything else in the world of fantasy, and those who explore Gormenghast castle will be richly rewarded.
Overlook is publishing this definitive volume to mark the centenary of the author's birth.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Mervyn Peake's gothic masterpiece, the Gormenghast trilogy, begins with the superlative Titus Groan, a darkly humorous, stunningly complex tale of the first two years in the life of the heir to an ancient, rambling castle. The trilogy continues with the novels Gormenghast and Titus Alone, and all three books are bound together in this single-volume edition.

The Gormenghast royal family, the castle's decidedly eccentric staff, and the peasant artisans living around the dreary, crumbling structure make up the cast of characters in these engrossing stories. Peake's command of language and unique style set the tone and shape of an intricate, slow-moving world of ritual and stasis:

"The walls of the vast room which were streaming with calid moisture, were built with gray slabs of stone and were the personal concern of a company of eighteen men known as the 'Grey Scrubbers'.... On every day of the year from three hours before daybreak until about eleven o'clock, when the scaffolding and ladders became a hindrance to the cooks, the Grey Scrubbers fulfilled their hereditary calling."

Peake has been compared to Dickens, Tolkien, and Peacock, but the Gormenghast trilogy is truly unique. Unforgettable characters with names like Steerpike and Prunesquallor make their way through an architecturally stifling world, with lots of dark corners around to dampen any whimsy that might arise. This true classic is a feast of words unlike anything else in the world of fantasy. Those who explore Gormenghast castle will be richly rewarded. --Therese Littleton

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.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Mieville, China (int); Peake, Mervyn
ISBN 10: 1590207173 ISBN 13: 9781590207178
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 14049849-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
18.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.96
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Peake, Mervyn (Author); Mieville, China (Introduction by)
Published by WW Norton Publishers
ISBN 10: 1590207173 ISBN 13: 9781590207178
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description WW Norton Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 1590207173

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
18.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.59
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Peake, Mervyn
ISBN 10: 1590207173 ISBN 13: 9781590207178
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2011. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # KB-9781590207178

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
18.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.96
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Peake, Mervyn
ISBN 10: 1590207173 ISBN 13: 9781590207178
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2011. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9781590207178

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
18.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.96
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Peake, Mervyn
Published by The Overlook Press
ISBN 10: 1590207173 ISBN 13: 9781590207178
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Overlook Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1590207173 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2132382647

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
18.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.96
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Peake, Mervyn
Published by The Overlook Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 1590207173 ISBN 13: 9781590207178
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Overlook Press, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 1590207173

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
21.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.48
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Mervyn Peake
Published by Overlook Press, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 1590207173 ISBN 13: 9781590207178
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Overlook Press, United States, 2011. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Enter the world of Gormenghast. The vast crumbling castle to which the seventy-seventh Earl, Titus Groan, is Lord and heir. Titus is expected to rule this Gothic labyrinth of turrets and dungeons, cloisters and corridors as well as his eccentric and wayward subjects. Over the course of these three novels- Titus Groan, Gormenghast, and Titus Alone --Titus must contend with a kingdom about to implode beneath the weight of centuries of intrigue, treachery, manipulation, and murder. Peake has been compared to Dickens and Tolkien, but the Gormenghast trilogy is unique. This true classic is a feast of words unlike anything else in the world of fantasy, and those who explore Gormenghast castle will be richly rewarded. Overlook is publishing this definitive volume to mark the centenary of the author s birth. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781590207178

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
23.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Peake, Mervyn
Published by The Overlook Press
ISBN 10: 1590207173 ISBN 13: 9781590207178
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Overlook Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1590207173 Brand New! Not Overstocks or Low Quality Book Club Editions! Direct From the Publisher! We're not a giant, faceless warehouse organization! We're a small town bookstore that loves books and loves it's customers! Buy from us and you get great service as well as a great price! Your business is valued and your satisfaction is guaranteed!. Bookseller Inventory # OTF-9781590207178

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
22.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.96
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Peake, Mervyn
Published by The Overlook Press
ISBN 10: 1590207173 ISBN 13: 9781590207178
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Overlook Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1590207173 Brand New! Not Overstocks or Low Quality Book Club Editions! Direct From the Publisher! We're not a giant, faceless warehouse organization! We're a small town bookstore that loves books and loves it's customers! Buy from us and you get great service as well as a great price! Your business is valued and your satisfaction is guaranteed!. Bookseller Inventory # OTF-S-9781590207178

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
22.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.96
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Mervyn Peake
Published by Overlook Press, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 1590207173 ISBN 13: 9781590207178
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Overlook Press, United States, 2011. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Enter the world of Gormenghast. The vast crumbling castle to which the seventy-seventh Earl, Titus Groan, is Lord and heir. Titus is expected to rule this Gothic labyrinth of turrets and dungeons, cloisters and corridors as well as his eccentric and wayward subjects. Over the course of these three novels- Titus Groan, Gormenghast, and Titus Alone --Titus must contend with a kingdom about to implode beneath the weight of centuries of intrigue, treachery, manipulation, and murder. Peake has been compared to Dickens and Tolkien, but the Gormenghast trilogy is unique. This true classic is a feast of words unlike anything else in the world of fantasy, and those who explore Gormenghast castle will be richly rewarded. Overlook is publishing this definitive volume to mark the centenary of the author s birth. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781590207178

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
27.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book