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The Gormenghast Trilogy

The Gormenghast Trilogy
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An enormous pleasure to read.

10 years, 2 months ago at May 21 18:34
Titus Groan is the first book of the Gormenghast trilogy (before Gormenghast and Titus Alone).

The castle of Gormenghast is a huge, maze-like fortress built on the side of a mountain. It's surrounded by a tall wall, that helps keep the noble "Castle" people and their menials inside, and the "Bright Carvers", a tribal people who live in mud dwellings, outside on the arid plain.
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Intoxicating.

10 years, 2 months ago at May 21 18:35
Gormenghast is the second part of the Gormenghast trilogy (after Titus Groan, and before Titus Alone).

After a somewhat slow beginning, in which Mervyn Peake first briefly summarizes Titus Grown by drawing up a list of which characters have died or gone missing, then introduces the reader with the plethora of new characters that are the teachers of Titus, the now seven-year-old seve... read more

Frustrating.

10 years, 2 months ago at May 21 18:36
Titus Alone is the third and last volume of the Gormenghast trilogy (after Titus Groan, and Gormenghast).

In this book, 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, he ends up in a big city. Of course, no one there has ever ... read more
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Manufacturer: Vintage Classics
Release date: 1 April 1999
ISBN-10 : 0099288893 | ISBN-13: 9780099288893
Tags: Fantasy (7), Gothic (4), Madness (3), Fiction (3), Trilogy (3), Fire (2), Loss (2), British (2), Twins (2), Death (2), Murder (2), Insomnia (2), Suicide (2), Destiny (2), Novel (2), Arson (2), Collection (2), Struggle (2), Fictional Universe (2), Depression (2)
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