Book :: Gormenghast

By: Mervyn Peake
Pages: 512
Published: 1950
Genre(s): Fantasy
Science Fiction
Rating: (2)


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In a world bound by iron laws and dead rituals, two young men are struggling to make their way: Steerpike, the renegade kitchen-boy who seduces and murders his way up the social ladder, and Titus Groan, heir to Gormenghast, who comes to threaten its very existence. John Constable famously 'pulled off the impossible' (The Times) with his stage adaptation of Mervyn Peake's legendary Gormenghast...

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whimsical and clever...laughed out loud funny!

Nov 17th, 2018

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Jun 9th, 2015

Gormenghast appears on these lists...

84th on The Big Read by BBC

55th on Books of the Century by Waterstone