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Peake, Mervyn 1911-1968

Overview
Works: 349 works in 1,307 publications in 12 languages and 21,767 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Poetry  Adventure stories  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sea stories  Fantasy fiction  Young adult works 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR5486, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mervyn Peake
Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake( Book )

130 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The castle of Gormenghast is home to the ancient family of Groan, where nothing has changed in thousands of years. The dynasty is threatened by the charming and evil kitchen-boy, Steerpike. With the birth of a new heir, Titus Groan, Steerpike begins his ruthless ascent to power. As he charms, outwits and terrorizes the castle's inhabitants, only Titus, the young timid Earl of Groan, stands in Steerpike's way."--Container of video
Titus alone by Mervyn Peake( Book )

93 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Titus, lord of Castle Gormenghast, has abdicated his throne. Born and brought to the edge of manhood in the huge, rotting castle, Titus rebels against the age-old ritual of which he is both lord and prisoner and rushes headlong into the world. From that moment forward, he is thrust into a stormy land of a dark imagination, where figures and landscapes loom up with force and vividness of a dream--or a nightmare."--Page 4 of cover
Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake( Book )

46 editions published between 1946 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Titus Groan, heir to Sepulchrave, has just been born. He will inherit Gormenghast Castle and its kingdom
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

32 editions published between 1940 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads to a pirate fortune as well as great danger
The Gormenghast novels by Mervyn Peake( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A doomed lord, an emergent hero, and a dazzling array of bizarre creatures inhabit the magical world of the Gormenghast novels which, along with Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, reign as one of the undisputed fantasy classics of all time. At the center of it all is the seventy-seventh Earl, Titus Groan, who stands to inherit the miles of rambling stone and mortar that form Gormenghast Castle and its kingdom, unless the conniving Steerpike, who is determined to rise above his menial position and control the House of Groan, has his way
Mr. Pye : a novel by Mervyn Peake( Book )

40 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Pye experiences comic problems when he becomes determined to conquer all the sin on the island of Sark
Captain Slaughterboard drops anchor by Mervyn Peake( Book )

22 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a fantastic island populated by unusual animals, a pirate captain finds a trustworthy companion in the little "Yellow Creature."
Gormenghast by BBC Worldwide Ltd( Visual )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The castle of Gormenghast is home to the ancient family of Groan, where nothing has changed in thousands of years. The dynasty is threatened by the charming and evil kitchen-boy, Steerpike. With the birth of a new heir, Titus Groan, Steerpike begins his ruthless ascent to power. As he charms, outwits and terrorizes the castle's inhabitants, only Titus, the young timid Earl of Groan, stands in Steerpike's way
The rime of the ancient mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )

21 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reproduction of the epic poem in its entirety, and includes all of the illustrated plates in their original size
Boy in darkness and other stories by Mervyn Peake( Book )

22 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six stories written across a range of genres and settings, including a macabre ghost story, and wry character studies drawn from the author's life in London and on the island of Sark in the Channel Islands
The adventures of the young soldier in search of the better world by C. E. M Joad( Book )

12 editions published between 1943 and 1945 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quest for Sita : of Ravana the dark angel and his paradise at lanka, of Hanuman and the divine vultures Jatayus and Sampati by Vālmīki( Book )

7 editions published between 1946 and 1965 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems [of] Mervyn Peake by Mervyn Peake( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mervyn Peake : writings & drawings by Mervyn Peake( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gormenghast trilogy by Mervyn Peake( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Titus awakes by Maeve Gilmore( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A final volume of the classic Gormenghast novels, produced from recently discovered manuscripts written by Peake's wife and based on his outlines, follows Titus's nightmarish departure from Castle Gormenghast
The annotated Hunting of the snark : the full text of Lewis Carroll's great nonsense epic The hunting of the snark by Lewis Carroll( Book )

25 editions published between 1941 and 2000 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nonsense poem recounting the adventures of the Bellman and his crew and their challenges hunting a Snark
Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peake's progress : selected writings and drawings of Mervyn Peake by Mervyn Peake( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete nonsense by Mervyn Peake( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Nonsense', wrote Mervyn Peake, 'can take you by the hand and lead you nowhere. It's magic.' Peake (1911-68) is one of the great English nonsense poets, in the tradition of Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear. His verses lead the reader into places where cause is cut free of effect and language takes on a giddy life of its own. Malicious bowler hats threaten their owners, a cake is chased across an ocean by a rakish knife, aunts become flatfish or live on sphagnum moss. Fully annotated, with a detailed introduction, Complete Nonsense contains all the poems and illustrations from Peake's Book of Non
 
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The Gormenghast novels
Alternative Names
Mervyn Peake

Mervyn Peake britischer Schriftsteller und Illustrator

Mervyn Peake britisk poet og skribent

Mervyn Peake Brits schrijver

Mervyn Peake brittisk poet och författare

Mervyn Peake écrivain britannique

Mervyn Peake escritor, artista, poeta e ilustrador británico

Mervyn Peake illustrateur, poète et écrivain britannique

Mervyn Peake scrittore inglese

Peake, M. 1911-1968

Peake, M. (Mervyn), 1911-1968

Peake, Mervin

Peake, Mervin 1911-1968

Peake, Mervyn

Peake, Mervyn 1911-1968

Peake, Mervyn L. 1911-1968

Peake, Mervyn Laurence

Peake, Mervyn Laurence 1911-1968

Peake Merwyn 1911-1968

Pik, Mervin 1911-1968

Мервин Пик

Пик, Мервин

Пик,Мервин, 1911-1968.

피크, 머빈

ピーク, マーヴィン

マーヴィン・ピーク

馬溫·皮克

Languages
English (544)

Spanish (21)

German (12)

French (7)

Polish (5)

Japanese (3)

Catalan (2)

Italian (2)

Czech (2)

Basque (1)

Danish (1)

Russian (1)

Covers
Titus aloneTitus GroanTreasure IslandThe Gormenghast novelsMr. Pye : a novelCaptain Slaughterboard drops anchorThe rime of the ancient marinerBoy in darkness and other stories