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Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake (The Gormenghast Trilogy: Book 2)

9/10 One of the twentieth century's most remarkable feats of imaginative writing

Enter the world of Gormenghast...the vast crumbling castle to which the seventy-seventh Earl, Titus Groan, is Lord and heir. Gothic labyrinth of roofs and turrets, cloisters and corridors, stairwells and dungeons, it is also the cobwebbed kingdom of Byzantine government and age-old rituals, a world primed to implode beneath the weight of centuries of intrigue, treachery, manipulation and murder.

Gormenghast is more than a sequel to Titus Groan - it is an enrichment and deepening of that book.The fertility of incident, character and rich atmosphere combine in a tour de force that ranks as one of the twentieth century's most remarkable feats of imaginative writing.

"This extravagant epic about a labyrinthine castle populated with conniving Dickensian grotesques is the true fantasy classic of our time" Washington Post

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10 positive reader review(s) in total for the The Gormenghast Trilogy series

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Mervyn Peake's The Gormenghast Trilogy series


Titus Groan

The Gormenghast Trilogy: Book 1
9/10

Gormenghast

The Gormenghast Trilogy: Book 2
9/10

Titus Alone

The Gormenghast Trilogy: Book 3
9/10

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