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Peake, Mervyn 1911-1968

Overview
Works: 318 works in 1,288 publications in 12 languages and 21,411 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Adventure stories  Poetry  Fantasy fiction  Sea stories  Drama  Steampunk fiction 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR5486,
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Mervyn Peake
Publications by Mervyn Peake
Publications by Mervyn Peake, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Mervyn Peake
Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake( Book )
106 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 1,271 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 )
94 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,202 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 )
42 editions published between 1946 and 1998 in English and held by 774 libraries worldwide
The final vol of the author's Gormenghast trilogy; the first of which is Titus groan, and the 2nd, Gormenghast
The Gormenghast trilogy by Mervyn Peake( Book )
28 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 656 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
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )
31 editions published between 1940 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 574 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 534 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 )
39 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 513 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 )
20 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 492 libraries worldwide
On a fantastic island populated by unusual animals, a pirate captain finds a trustworthy companion in the little "Yellow Creature."
Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake( visu )
20 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 416 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 )
19 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in English and held by 393 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 )
27 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 385 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
Boy in darkness and other stories by Mervyn Peake( Book )
22 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 364 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 libraries worldwide
Titus groan by Mervyn Peake( file )
24 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Danish and held by 302 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 )
18 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 libraries worldwide
Household tales by Jacob Grimm( Book )
13 editions published between 1946 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 270 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 libraries worldwide
The annotated Alice : Alice's adventures in Wonderland & Through the looking-glass by Lewis Carroll( Book )
20 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
Grade level: 3, 4, 5, p, e, i
Titus awakes by Maeve Gilmore( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 241 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 )
13 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and held by 211 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
Мервин Пик
Пик, Мервин
ピーク, マーヴィン
マーヴィン・ピーク
馬溫·皮克
Languages
English (568)
Spanish (21)
French (6)
German (5)
Polish (5)
Japanese (4)
Danish (4)
Czech (3)
Italian (2)
Russian (1)
Basque (1)
Turkish (1)
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