‘Gormenghast is, to my mind and to my taste, a perfect creation’ Neil Gaiman
Welcome to the world of Gormenghast, the classic fantasy series from the imagination of Mervyn Peake
As the first novel opens, Titus, heir to Lord Sepulchrave, has just been born: he stands to inherit the miles of rambling stone and mortar that stand for Gormenghast Castle. Inside, all events are predetermined by a complex ritual, lost in history, understood only by Sourdust, Lord of the Library. There are tears and strange laughter; fierce births and deaths beneath umbrageous ceilings; dreams and violence and disenchantment contained within a labyrinth of stone.
‘A gorgeous volcanic eruption… A work of extraordinary imagination’ New Yorker
The Gormenghast Trilogy is one of the most important works of the imagination to come out of [this] age -- Anthony Burgess * Spectator * A gorgeous volcanic eruption... A work of extraordinary imagination * New Yorker * Mr Peake's first novel holds one with its glittering eye - It has a genuine plot in the strictest sense, and it persuades you to read on simply in order to know what will happen - its gallery of characters is wonderful * Nation *
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