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Gormenghast

78.6% complete
1950
2024
1 time
Fantasy fiction
80 chapters
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 Gormenghast*
#2 of 4
Gormenghast*   See series as if on a bookshelf
A series of novles from the 40s and 50s by Mervyn Peake and finished by Maeve Gilmore.

1) Titus Groan
2) Gormenghast
3) Titus Alone
4) Titus Awakes
Copyright © 1967 by Mervyn Peake
Copyright © 1968 by Mervyn Peake
for
MAEVE
Titus is seven.
May contain spoilers
And so, exulting as the moonlit rocks fled by him, exulting as the tears streamed over his face - with his eyes fixed excitedly upon the blurred horizon - and the battering of the hoof-beats loud in his ears - Titus rode out of his world.
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Added: 14-Jun-2015
Last Updated: 17-Jun-2024

Publications

 01-Oct-1974
Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback
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Date Issued:
Cir 01-Oct-1974
Format:
Mass Market Paperback
Cover Price:
$1.50
Pages*:
568
Catalog ID:
24322
Internal ID:
23315
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-345-24322-6
ISBN-13:
978-0-345-24322-5
Printing:
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Bob Pepper  - Cover Artist
VOLUME II
OF AN
EPIC TRILOGY.


"It can stand with the best that has been done in the English language."
Chicago Daily News

"Shimmering nets of language capture details of an epic story." The National Observer

"Peake writes with genuine wit and a clear transparency, like a Dickens intoxicated with words, drunk with his own imaginings.  Superbly evocative."
New World

"Mr. Peake throws in all his forces of dream, vision and language."
Sunday Times

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Notes and Comments:
This book was first published in 1950
Ballantine Books Illustrated, Revised Edition:
First Printing: October, 1968
Second Printing: March, 1969
Third Printing: August, 1970
Fourth Printing: September, 1973
Fifth Printing: January, 1974
Sixth Printing: October, 1974

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 11-Oct-2001
Blackstone Audio, Inc
Audiobook
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Date Issued:
11-Oct-2001
Format:
Audiobook
Cover Price:
$17.65
Length:
18 hrs 22 min (363 pages)
"Read":
Once
Reading(s):
1)   13 Jun 2024 - 17 Jun 2024
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
33379
ISBN:
Unknown
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Robert Whitfield  - Narration
From audible.com:

In Volume 2 of the classic Gormenghast Trilogy, a doomed lord, an emergent hero, and an array of bizarre creatures haunt the world of Gormenghast Castle. This trilogy, along with Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, reigns as one of the undisputed fantasy classics of all time. At the center of everything is the 77th Earl, Titus Groan, who stands to inherit the miles of rambling stone and mortar that form Gormenghast Castle and its kingdom.

In this second volume, Titus comes of age within the walls of Gormenghast Castle and discovers various family intrigues. His twin aunts, Cora and Clarice, have been imprisoned in their own apartments, believing that they alone among the castle inhabitants were free of a hideous disease referred to as "Weasel plague." Titus has discovered secret hiding places in abandoned parts of the castle from which he can watch and learn, unobserved: for he has been "exiled" to grow up with the common children until the age of 15. And so, not feeling connected to his future responsibilities, Titus drifts back and forth between the complicated social world he will grow up to govern, and a world of fantasy and daydream.
Cover:
Book Cover
Notes and Comments:
©2000 Mervyn Peake ℗2000 Blackstone Audiobooks

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Author(s)

 Mervyn Peake
Birth: 09 Jul 1911 Kuling, Jiangxi, China
Death: 17 Nov 1968 Burcot, Oxfordshire, England, UK

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  • I try to maintain page numbers for audiobooks even though obviously there aren't any. I do this to keep track of pages read and I try to use the Kindle version page numbers for this.
  • Synopses marked with an asterisk (*) were generated by an AI. There aren't a lot since this is an iffy way to do it - AI seems to make stuff up.
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  • When listing chapters, I only list chapters relevant to the story. I will usually leave off Author Notes, Indices, Acknowledgements, etc unless they are relevant to the story or the book is non-fiction.
  • Page numbers on this site are for the end of the main story. I normally do not include appendices, extra material, and other miscellaneous stuff at the end of the book in the page count.






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