Unlike any other fantasy book. You will recall Gormanghast as though you once lived there. You'll know the smells, the sounds, the sights and the even the temperature of the stone wall you leant against to get out of the way of Flay as he creaked after Swelter.
This the kind of novel the best fantasy novelists try hard to forget exists - for it is a constant reminder of what they have yet to come close to achieving in their own work.
Enter the world of Gormenghast...
Gormanghast is 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 ritual, a world primed to implode beneath the weight of centuries of intrigue, treachery, manipulation and murder - a world suggested in a tour-de-force that ranks as one of this century's most remarkable feats of imaginative writing.
Three Books in One Volume :
and Titus Alone
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Comments about The Gormenghast Trilogy:
The problem is the quality of the paper and print, very cheap. The pages are warped, and the book is too big to handle as a cheaply produced paperback, it is physically difficult to read. Couldn't get past the first few pages, even though I have read and loved this trilogy before. Destined for a second hand dealer, and I'll find another better quality copy.
This epic trilogy centring on Titus, 77th Earl of Groan and heir to the delapidated castle of Gormenghast, is an imaginative tour de force. The novels are peopled with a host of memorable characters such as Titus's sister Fuchsia and the crafty Steerpike, while the shadowy, monstrous castle itself surrounded by the mud huts of the 'outer dwellings' are brilliantly created. These gothic fantasy novels were written between 1946 and 1959, and British author Peake also provided the evocative illustrations. (Kirkus UK)
Series: Gormenghast Trilogy
Number Of Pages: 960
Published: May 1999
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 14.7 x 4.1
Weight (kg): 0.79
Edition Number: 1