Gormenghast Vol 1 Titus Groan

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Titus Groan, heir to Lord Sepulchrave, has just been born. His world will be predetermined by complex rituals, the origins of which are lost in time; it will be peopled by the dark characters who inhabit the half-lit corridors.

ISBN: 9780749394929 Author: Peake, Mervyn Publisher: Vintage Publication Date: 5th February 1998 Imprint: Vintage Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.912 (edition:22) Pages: 505 Language: English Edition: New edition Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

As the first novel opens, Titus, heir to Lord Sepulchrave, has just been born: he stands to inherit the miles of rambling stone and mortar that stand for Gormenghast Castle. Inside, all events are predetermined by a complex ritual, lost in history, understood only by Sourdust, Lord of the Library. There are tears and strange laughter; fierce births and deaths beneath umbrageous ceilings; dreams and violence and disenchantment contained within a labyrinth of stone.

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