By (author) Mervyn Peake
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Titus Alone by Mervyn Peake
Book DescriptionIn this final part of the trilogy, 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, Titus ends up stranded in a big, bustling city. No one there having heard of Gormenghast, the general consensus is that the boy is deranged, and with no papers, he's soon arrested for vagrancy. But there are a few people who believe in his story, or at least who are intrigued by it, and they try to help him. And now Titus, the deserter, the traitor, longs for his home, and looks for it all the time to prove, if only to himself, that Gormenghast is truly real.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780749394875
(198mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 31-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mervyn Peake
Craft of the Lead Pencil, Hardback (August 2016)
Originally published in 1946, this little treatise on the simple art of pencil drawing is the perfect antidote to the myriad 'how-to' books that fill the bookshelves.
Ride a Cock Horse, Hardback (February 2015)
An velegantly produced collection of classic nursery rhymes, accompanied by richly imaginative drawings by Mervyn Peake.
Titus Awakes, Paperback / softback (April 2013)View all books by Mervyn Peake
Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast novels are widely acknowledged to be classic works of high fantasy, on par with Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy.
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Author Biography - Mervyn Peake
Mervyn Peake was born in 1911. He is perhaps most famous for the 'Gormenghast' trilogy which were published between 1946 and 1959 - Titus Groan, Gormenghast and Titus Alone. He has also written a book for children, Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor, several volumes of poetry and was a gifted book illustrator. He died in 1968.
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