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Peake, Mervyn 1911-1968

Overview
Works: 306 works in 1,305 publications in 11 languages and 20,687 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Adventure stories  Fantasy fiction  Poetry  Sea stories  Biography  Manuscripts 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Creator, Dedicatee, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR4611, [FIC]
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mervyn Peake
Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake( Book )

116 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 1,307 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 )

104 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,256 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."--P. [4] of cover
The Gormenghast trilogy by Mervyn Peake( Book )

35 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gormenghast is 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, and his eccentric and wayward subjects, according to strict age-old rituals, but things are changing in the castle. Titus must contend with treachery, manipulation and murder as well as his own longing for a life beyond the castle walls
Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake( Book )

45 editions published between 1946 and 1998 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final vol of the author's Gormenghast trilogy; the first of which is Titus groan, and the 2nd, Gormenghast
The annotated Alice : Alice's adventures in Wonderland & Through the looking glass by Lewis Carroll( Book )

28 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in English and Korean and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a world of nonsensical and amusing characters
The Gormenghast novels by Mervyn Peake( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantasyroman for voksne om de groteske skikkelser, der befolker det labyrintiske Gormenghast Castle og dets omgivelser
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

11 editions published between 1940 and 1992 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belevenissen van een jongen die op zoek naar een goudschat verwikkeld raakt in een muiterij van zeerovers die dezelfde schat ook trachten op te sporen
Mr. Pye : a novel by Mervyn Peake( Book )

39 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 514 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 )

26 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 506 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 447 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 )

19 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the macabre to the brilliantly off-beat, Peake's nonsense verse can be enjoyed by young and old alike. This collection of writings and drawings has been selected by his widow, Maeve Gilmore, and it introduces a whole gallery of characters
The adventures of the young soldier in search of the better world by C. E. M Joad( Book )

11 editions published between 1943 and 1945 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Titus groan by Mervyn Peake( )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Danish and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A doomed lord, an emergent hero, and an array of bizarre creatures haunt the world of the Gormenghast. At the center of everything is the seventy-seventh Earl, Titus Groan, who stands to inherit the Gormenghast Castle and its kingdom. When he is crowned, he is called "Child-Inheritor of the rivers, of the Tower of Flints and the dark recesses beneath cold stairway ... Child-Inheritor of the spring breezes that blow in from the jarl forests and of the autumn misery in petal, scale, and wing ..."
Selected poems [of] Mervyn Peake by Mervyn Peake( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Household tales by Jacob Grimm( Book )

13 editions published between 1946 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of fairy tales including many favourites, such as "The golden goose" and "The juniper tree."
Mervyn Peake : writings & drawings by Mervyn Peake( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mervyn Peake : the man and his art( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 253 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 )

4 editions published between 1947 and 1965 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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 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

Пик, Мервин

ピーク, マーヴィン

マーヴィン・ピーク

馬溫·皮克

Languages
English (590)

French (10)

German (5)

Polish (5)

Danish (4)

Italian (4)

Dutch (4)

Spanish (3)

Russian (1)

Korean (1)

Turkish (1)

Covers
Titus aloneThe Gormenghast trilogyTitus GroanThe annotated Alice : Alice's adventures in Wonderland & Through the looking glassThe Gormenghast novelsTreasure IslandMr. Pye : a novelCaptain Slaughterboard drops anchor