Titus Groan has fled the rambling, ruined and ruinous castle of Gormenghast, desperate for a view of the world beyond. But he wasnt prepared for this! Satellites, death-rays, sinister policemen and underworld outcasts live in a nightmarish contemporary city that feels like something by Wells, Burroughs or Philip K. Dick. Threatened and lost, he begins to miss the home he left; but surely he wont be tempted back?
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Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) wrote plays, painted, as well as being poet, illustrator, short-story writer, and designer of theatrical costumes, as well as a novelist. Among his many books are the Gormenghast novels, Titus Groan, Gormenghast, and Titus Alone.
Rupert Degas can be heard reading numerous audiobooks, including the Saga of Darren Shan series by Darren Shan. He has also lent his voice to numerous cartoons, including "Mr Bean", "Robotboy", "Bob the Builder", and has performed in more than thirty radio productions, including "The Gemini Apes", "The Glittering Prizes", and "The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy".
Mervyn Peake was born in 1911. He is perhaps most famous for the 'Gormenghast' trilogy which were published between 1946 and 1959 - Titus Groan, Gormenghast and Titus Alone. He has also written a book for children, Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor, several volumes of poetry and was a gifted book illustrator. He died in 1968.
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Book Description G.B.: Penguin Modern Classics, 1973. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. International Edition. NEW WITH SPINE NOT CRACKED AS SEEN IN PHOTO.263 Pages printed in Great Britain and not for sale in U.S.A. International Edition. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1476674497578