Published March 12, 1977
by Del Rey .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Format||Mass Market Paperback|
Titus Groan was ahead of its time. Furthermore it was, and remains, very, very strange indeed. This was why it blew me away at the age of 15 – I had never read anything so . Titus Groan (Gormenghast Trilogy Book 1) - Kindle edition by Peake, Mervyn. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Titus Groan (Gormenghast Trilogy Book 1).4/5(). Buy a cheap copy of Titus Groan book by Mervyn Peake. Mervyn Peake's gothic masterpiece, the Gormenghast trilogy, begins with the superlative Titus Groan, a darkly humorous, stunningly complex tale of the first two Free shipping over $/5(5). Mervyn Peake () was a playwright, painter, poet, illustrator, short story writer, and designer of theatrical costumes, as well as a novelist. Among his many books are the celebrated Gormenghast novels, Titus Groan, Gormenghast, and Titus Alone, and the posthumously published Titus Awakes, the lost book of Gormenghast finished by Peake's wife Maeve Gilmore after his death/5(18).
It's the first book of a trilogy, following Titus Groan, 77th earl of Gormanghast from birth to freedom. The characters are distinct, and treated with rather exaggerated strokes that enhances the story, and lends enough realism at the same time, to make them believable within the parameters of their world. Few, if any of them, are actually pretty/5(). Titus Groan is a novel without a contrived road-map, and it is as much high literature as it is fantasy. Good literature is challenging: it forces you to think, and if you engage in it, it is far more rewarding than a thousand sword and sorcerer novels. Free download or read online Titus Groan pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in , and was written by Mervyn Peake. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this fantasy, fiction story are Titus Groan, Steerpike/5. Find books like Titus Groan (Gormenghast, #1) from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked Titus Groan (Gormenghast, #1) al.
Titus Groan is the first part of Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast trilogy. It's regarded as one of the finest fantasy series of all time, and rightly so. It is filled with delightfully grotesque characters, from the skeletal Mr. Flay to the Machiavellian Steerpike, to the blubbery monstrosity that is Mr. Swelter. Titus Groan was published in , followed in by Gormenghast. Among his other works are Shapes and Sounds (), Rhymes Without Reason (), Letters from a Lost Uncle () and Mr Pye (). He also wrote a number of plays including The Wit to Woo (), which was met by critical failure. Titus Alone was published in /5(K). Titus Groan, the first book in this timeless series, is the start of an unforgettable journey. 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. Meanwhile, far away and in the kitchen, a servant named Steerpike escapes his drudgework. A review of the first book in Mervyn Peake's 'Gormenghast' series: 'Titus Groan' ().