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Peake, Mervyn 1911-1968

Overview
Works: 379 works in 1,494 publications in 13 languages and 22,467 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Action and adventure fiction  History  Adventure stories  Poetry  Sea stories  Fantasy fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Young adult works 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Creator, Dedicatee, Artist, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR5486, FIC
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Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake( Book )

131 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the novel opens, Titus, heir to Lord Sepulchrave, has just been born. He stands to inherit the miles of rambling stone and mortar that form Gormenghast Castle. Inside, all events are predetermined by a complex ritual whose origins are lost in history and the castle is peopled by dark characters in half-lit corridors. Dreamlike and macabre, Peake s extraordinary novel is one of the most astonishing and fantastic works in modern English fiction."--Publisher's website
Titus alone by Mervyn Peake( Book )

113 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this final part of the trilogy, we follow Titus, now almost twenty, as he escapes from the Castle, flees its oppressive Ritual, and becomes lost in a sandstorm. Helped by the owner of a travelling zoo, Muzzlehatch, and his ex-lover Juno, Titus ends up stranded in a big, bustling city. No one there having heard of Gormenghast, the general consensus is that the boy is deranged, and with no papers, he's soon arrested for vagrancy. But there are a few people who believe in his story, or at least who are intrigued by it, and they try to help him. And now Titus, the deserter, the traitor, longs for his home, and looks for it all the time to prove, if only to himself, that Gormenghast is truly real
Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake( Book )

116 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,085 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
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

33 editions published between 1940 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 568 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 525 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 )

42 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 509 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 )

23 editions published between 1939 and 2009 in English and held by 474 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 English and Undetermined and held by 388 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 : complete, authoritative texts of the 1798 and 1817 versions with biographical and historical contexts, critical history, and essays from contemporary critical perspectives by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )

23 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in English and held by 384 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 )

28 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and held by 376 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 Gormenghast trilogy by Mervyn Peake( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 370 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
Boy in darkness and other stories by Mervyn Peake( Book )

22 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 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
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 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

The Gormenghast trilogy by Mervyn Peake( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hunting of the snark; an agony in eight fits by Lewis Carroll( Book )

28 editions published between 1941 and 2000 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Droll pen and ink drawings illustrate this completely nonsensical ballad. Grades 4 and up
Titus awakes by Maeve Gilmore( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 222 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
Peake's progress : selected writings and drawings of Mervyn Peake by Mervyn Peake( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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

Мервін Пік англійський письменник, поет та ілюстратор

Пик,Мервин, 1911-1968.

Пик, Мервин Лоренс

מרווין פיק סופר בריטי

ميرفين بيك

피크, 머빈

ピーク, マーヴィン

マーヴィン・ピーク

馬溫·皮克

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Titus aloneGormenghastTreasure IslandThe Gormenghast novelsMr. Pye : a novelCaptain Slaughterboard drops anchorThe rime of the ancient mariner : complete, authoritative texts of the 1798 and 1817 versions with biographical and historical contexts, critical history, and essays from contemporary critical perspectivesA book of nonsense