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Mervyn Peake : the man and his art

Author: Mervyn Peake; Sebastian Peake; Alison Eldred; G Peter Winnington
Publisher: London : P. Owen, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mervyn Peake was one of the most multi-talented artists of the twentieth century. Best known for his Gormenghast trilogy of novels, one of the most sustained flights of imaginative writing ever attempted, Peake was also an author of children's books and nonsense verse, a painter, war artist and poet. He illustrated such classic works as Treasure Island, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Ancient Mariner, Grimm's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mervyn Peake.
London : P. Owen, 2006
(OCoLC)988943632
Named Person: Mervyn Peake; Mervyn Peake; Mervyn Peake
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mervyn Peake; Sebastian Peake; Alison Eldred; G Peter Winnington
ISBN: 0720612845 9780720612844
OCLC Number: 76911087
Description: 216 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents: Preface / Sebastian Peake --
Introduction / Michael Moorcock --
A Chinese childhood / Sebastian Peake --
The evolving artist / G. Peter Winnington --
Husband and father / G. Peter Winnington with an essay on Maeve Gilmore by Michael Moorcock --
War artist / G. Peter Winnington --
The Titus books / with contributions by Michael Moorcock and Joanne Harris --
The craft of the lead pencil / with contributions by Chris Riddell and John Wood --
Illustrator / G. Peter Winnington with a contribution by John Howe --
Mr Pye / G. Peter Winnington --
The art of Mervyn Peake / G. Peter Winnington --
Plays and adaptations / with contributions by John Constable, David Glass and Estelle Daniel --
The last years / G. Peter Winnington with a contribution by Landon Jones.
Responsibility: compiled by Sebastian Peake and Alison Eldred ; edited by G. Peter Winnington.

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Mervyn Peake was one of the most multi-talented artists of the twentieth century. This book examines his life and art from his youth to the illness that caused his tragic early death. It includes  Read more...

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