'Peake's books are actual additions to life; they give, like certain rare dreams, sensations we never had before, and enlarge our conception of the range of possible experience' C.S. Lewis Enter the world of Gormenghast.
Author: Mervyn Peake
Publisher: Random House
'Peake's books are actual additions to life; they give, like certain rare dreams, sensations we never had before, and enlarge our conception of the range of possible experience' C.S. Lewis Enter the world of Gormenghast. The vast crumbling castle to which the seventy-seventh Earl, Titus Groan, is Lord and heir. Titus is expected to rule this Gothic labyrinth of turrets and dungeons, cloisters and corridors as well as the eccentric and wayward subject. Things are changing in the castle and Titus must contend with a kingdom about to implode beneath the weight of centuries of intrigue, treachery, manipulation and murder.
This lavish book compiles a stunning collection of his illustrations, paintings, photographs, letters, notebook pages and other materials.
Author: G. Peter Winnington
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
In this highly illustrated new paperback edition, Peake's son Sebastian Peake has collaborated with Alison Eldred and G. Peter Winnington, author of an highly acclaimed biography of Mervyn Peake, to compile a stunning collection of illustrations, paintings, photographs, letters, notebook pages and other material much of which has never been published to produce a unique memoir of the artist s life and work. Contributors who discuss various aspects of his literary and visual output include the writers Michael Moorcock and Joanne Harris, Langdon Jones, editor of Titus Alone, artists John Howe and Chris Riddell, David Glass and John Constable, creators of the stage version of the Gormenghast trilogy, and Estelle Daniels, producer of the BBC dramatization. The book includes sections on Peake's upbringing as the son of a missionary in China, his development as an illustrator, artist and writer, marriage and fatherhood, his wartime experiences, creation of the Titus trilogy, Mr Pye and other literary works, and his tragic decline as illness overcame him, resulting in early death.
about and how it may develop are the ques The Illustrated Gormenghast Trilogy .
tions answered in this committed but valu Mervyn Peake . Vintage Books . £
25.00 . able history . ( R.B.C. ) xiii + 943 pages . ISBN 978-0-09952854-8 .
At the end of his first leave from the army , in the spring of 1940 , he left his wife
with the first handwritten instalment of the epic which would be Titus Groan , the
first book in the Gormenghast trilogy . He wrote in ` publishers ' dummies ' ...
Author: Estelle Daniel
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
Category: Performing Arts
This companion to the TV series of the Gormenghast trilogy provides an insight into the story, from the strange genius of Peake, the visionary author and illustrator, to the storyboard drawings of the award winning set designer Christopher Hobbs and the construction of the sets at Shepperton Studios.
Disturbingly atmospheric, these stories are told with the force and simplicity of allegory. This special volume includes rare stories as well as some never-before-seen illustrations.
Author: Mervyn Peake
Publisher: Peter Owen Limited
A must-have for fans of the Gormenghast books, this anthology constitutes a chapter in the life of Titus Groan that unfolds beyond the pages of the author's monumental trilogy. Disturbingly atmospheric, these stories are told with the force and simplicity of allegory. This special volume includes rare stories as well as some never-before-seen illustrations.
95 III SBN 349 13599 1 Biography of book illustrator and author ( notably , of the Gormenghast trilogy ) The Illustrated Book of World History Margaret Sharman
and Derek Wilson FICTION Aldiss , B . Report on Probability A Sphere £0 . 85
... strange world hinting at deeper things with one or two elements re - surfacing
in his publications . His magnum opus , the self - illustrated Gormenghast trilogy (
1946-59 ) , initially . well - reviewed as without heirs or ancestors but not popular
Author: Brian R. Banks
Publisher: Exposure Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
In this full comparative study of the Jewish writer and artist Bruno Schulz, his life and themes are examined in the light of major Polish and European influences.
By Vivian Mercier A long and very sad groan THE GORMENGHAST TRILOGY :
Vol . ... Illustrated . Weybright & Talley . 1956 , he fell ill with encephalitis . The
third volume of the trilogy , Titus Alone , was never really finished by its author ;
They are now meticulously reproduced, for the first time, as they were meant to be seen. This exquisite two-volume set is the first edition to do justice to two great English eccentrics.
Author: Lewis Carroll
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass have captivated the imagination of adults and children alike since they first appeared more than a hundred years ago. Since that time many artists have attempted to capture their dreamlike combination of impossible events, precise detail and weird logic. Mervyn Peake is one of the few to have succeeded. Famed worldwide for his Gormenghast trilogy, Mervyn Peake was also an illustrator of rare and wondrous talent, whose editions of Treasure Island and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner are universally admired. In the 1940s he was commissioned to produce a set of 70 pen-and-ink drawings to accompany Lewis Carroll's two classics, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. They are among his best work as an illustrator. Unavailable in any edition since 1978, these extraordinary illustrations, many of which were drawn on poor quality wartime paper, have been restored to their former clarity and crispness by a combination of old-fashioned craft and the latest computer technology. They are now meticulously reproduced, for the first time, as they were meant to be seen. This exquisite two-volume set is the first edition to do justice to two great English eccentrics.
"Gormenghast: Fairytale Gone Wrong." MPR, No. 15 (1982), pp. 11–17. An
attempt to identify the genre of the Gormenghast Trilogy with its adherences to
and departures from the Gothic and fairy tale forms. (RCS) Short, Michael H. (See
Guide to Barsoom, A, 232 Guide to Middle Earth, A, 332 Guide to the Gormenghast Trilogy, A, 310 H.G. Wells, 358 H.G. Wells: A Biography, 357 H.G.
Wells: A Collection of Critical Essays, 352 H.G. Wells: A Comprehensive
Bibliography, 356 ...
Author: Marshall B. Tymn
Category: Literary Criticism
Academic attention to science fiction and fantasy began in 1958, when the Modern Language Association scheduled its first seminar on science fiction at its New York meeting. Over the years science fiction emerged as a popular subject that achieved critical attention and acceptance as an academic discipline. A Research Guide to Science Fiction Studies, originally published in 1977, is designed to provide the reader – whether they be scholar, teacher, librarian, or fan – with a comprehensive listing of the important research tools that have been published in the United States and England through 1976. The volume contains over 400 selected, annotated entries covering both general and specialized sources, including general surveys, histories, genre studies, author studies, bibliographies, and indices, which span the entire range of science fiction and fantasy scholarship.
The trilogy became his most popular work . A complex Gothic fantasy recounting
the life of Titus Ĝroan , 77th earl of Gormenghast , it is written in vivid prose and illustrated by the author . Peake's other works include Mr. Pye ( 1953 ) ; a play ...
An Illustrated History from Dracula to Tolkien Franz Rottensteiner ... The Gormenghast trilogy stands in lonely splendour in postwar British fiction , the
product of an autonomous imagination able to create the entire richly decorated
fabric of a ...
Author: Franz Rottensteiner
Publisher: Free Press
Category: Fantasy fiction
Beyond the frontiers of reason there extends the vast, shadowy world of fantasy, where monsters lurk in the gloomy depths, vampires flit across the face of the moon, and imagination reigns supreme. Franz Rottensteiner explores the world of fantasy as it appears in the literature of the West. The dark side of the mind, that fascinating and perilous Dream State, has produced its own literature of the weird, the uncanny, and the demoniac. Since the beginning of time, storytellers have told of remote and exotic realms filled with ghosts, werewolves, ghouls, and zombies. From the clinical horrors of Edgar Allan Poe to the nightmare bureaucracy of Kafka; from Frankenstein to Alice in Wonderland; from Rider Haggard to C.S. Lewis; from the Jewish ghetto of the golem to the decayed castle of Gormenghast - The Fantasy Book presents a spectral march of figures and themes from the edge of reality, and beyond.
“My wife and two sons went back to live in Sark after the war and there I wrote the
second part of the trilogy, Gormenghast. For economic reasons I illustrated many
books, including Treasure Island, Alice in Wonderland, Hunting of the Snark, ...