Titus Alone by Mervyn Peake
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Titus Alone
By Mervyn Peake

Titus Alone

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Titus Alone by Mervyn Peake

Book Awards

  • Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.

Book Description

In 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 Details

ISBN: 9780749394875
ISBN-10: 0749394870
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 31-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Craft of the Lead Pencil by Mervyn Peake Craft of the Lead Pencil, Hardback (August 2016)

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Ride a Cock Horse by Mervyn Peake 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 by Mervyn Peake Titus Awakes, Paperback / softback (April 2013)

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.

Grimm's Household Tales by Mervyn Peake Grimm's Household Tales, Hardback (February 2012)

A new edition of Peake's illustrated Houshold Tales, originally published in 1946, and with the original colour illustrations for the first time since then.

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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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