Intoxicating, rich, and unique, The Gormenghast Trilogy is a tour de force that ranks as one of the 20th century’s most remarkable feats of imaginative writing. This special illustrated edition, published for the centenary of Mervyn Peake’s birth, is accompanied by over one hundred of Peake’s dazzling drawings.
Titus is expected to rule this extraordinary kingdom and his eccentric and wayward subjects. But with the arrival of an ambitious kitchen boy, Steerpike, the established order is thrown into disarray. Over the course of these three novels—Titus Groan, Gormenghast, and Titus Alone— Titus must contend with a kingdom about to implode beneath the weight of centuries of intrigue, treachery, manipulation, and murder.
“A gorgeous, volcanic eruption . . . a work of extraordinary imagination.” —The New Yorker
“The true fantasy classic of our time.” —Washington Post
“His inventiveness, his ingenuity, and his humor are astonishing.” —San Francisco Chronicle