Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake

An undisputed classic of epic fantasy, Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast novels represent one of the most brilliantly sustained flights of Gothic imagination. As the novel opens, Titus, heir to Lord Sepulchrave, has just been born. He stands to inherit the miles of rambling stone and mortar that form Gormenghast Castle. Inside, all events are predetermined by a complex ritual whose origins are lost in history and the castle is peopled by dark characters in half-lit corridors. Dreamlike and macabre, Peake's extraordinary novel is one of the most astonishing and fantastic works in modern English fiction.

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This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 55th on Waterstone's Books of the Century (LibraryThing)
  2. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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The Gormenghast Novels (Titus Groan / Gormenghast / Titus Alone) Paperback 257060 $17.13 $3.24 1995
Titus Groan (Volume1 of "The Gormenghast Trilogy") Paperback 2085960 $37.99 $5.00 1968
Titus Groan Paperback 395019 $11.36 $5.43 2007
Titus Groan: Library Edition Audio CD 5525610 $25.17 $25.16
Titus Groan Hardcover 3152469 $21.95
Titus Groan Paperback 2600839 $6.32 $6.47 2007
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Titus Groan (Gormenghast Book 1) Kindle Edition 70465 2007
Titus Groan (The Gormenghast Trilogy, Vol. 1) Hardcover 2440511
The History of Titus Groan Audible Audiobook 151264 $14.95 2011