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Mervyn Peake - A ​Gormenghast-trilógia
A ​Groan család várában, Gormenghastban rend uralkodik. A tornyok, pincék, zegzugos folyosók különös lakói – urak és szolgák – egyaránt tudják, hogy a nap melyik percében mit kell tenniük. A menetrendet az ősi Rituálék alakítják, betartásukért a vén Szertartásmester felel. Az ő hatalmát irigyli meg Steerpike, a feltörekvő kukta, és mesterkedései nyomán pókhálószerű repedések jelennek meg a Vár kőbe zárt életén. Eközben megszületik a leendő Hetvenhetedik Earl, Titus, aki szintén ki akar törni a születése és a rangja meghatározta korlátok és sötét, fojtogató otthona falai közül… Mervyn Peake monumentális regénye burjánzó képeivel, groteszk figuráival, erős atmoszférájával és labirintusszerű helyszíneivel hatalomról és szabadságról, hagyományról és újításról, tűzről és vízről, jóságról és gonoszságról mesél. „Mervyn Peake a borzongás mestere, aki bejárta a képzelet sötétebb mélységeit is” – írta róla a The Times. A Gormenghast a szó legszorosabb értelmében világteremtő mű, amely ugyanúgy rabul ejti a fantasy és a spekulatív fikció rajongóit, mint a legszigorúbb irodalomkritikusokat. Kiadásunkban a teljes Gormenghast-trilógia, valamint a Titus szökéséről szóló elbeszélés, a Fiú a sötétben először olvasható magyarul, a szöveget a szerző rajzai illusztrálják. A rajongók legnagyobb örömére a történet alapján hamarosan Neil Gaiman készít sorozatot.

Maeve Gilmore - Mervyn Peake - Titus ​Awakes
Mervyn ​Peake's Gormenghast novels are widely acknowledged to be a classic work of high fantasy, on a par with Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. In the Gormenghast novels, Peake created the vividly detailed world - at once gothic and surreal - of Castle Gormenghast, ruled by the noble family of Groan, whose heir is bound by the house's ancient rules and rituals. When Peake died in 1968, he left behind a few tantalizing pages of a fourth book in the series. Maeve Gilmore, Mervyn Peake's widow, wrote the present novel based on those pages left behind by Peake. Fans of the Gormenghast novels will relish this continuation of the world Peake created and the lives of unforgettable characters from the original novels, including the scheming Steerpike, Titus's sister Fuchsia, and the long-serving Dr. Prunesquallor. The book picks up the story of Titus, the 77th Earl of Groan, as he wanders through the modern world. Published exactly one hundred years after Peake's birth, this strikingly imaginative novel provides a moving coda to Peake's masterwork.

Mervyn Peake - Book ​of Nonsense
Showcasing ​another quirky side of the author best known for his monumental fantasy trilogy, Gormenghast, this collection contains pieces recently discovered by the Peake family From the macabre to the brilliantly off-beat, Mervyn Peake's nonsense verse can, like marzipan, be enjoyed by young and old alike. This collection of writings and drawings has been selected by his widow, Maeve Gilmore, and it introduces a bewitching gallery of characters and creatures rivalling the best of Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear—creatures such as the Dwarf of Battersea and Footfruit. Also included are never-before-seen illustrations to the poems not in previous editions. This treasure trove will delight new and old fans alike with its deceptively goofy, actually quite complex verse—it's quirky and comical, occasionally alarming, but always magical.

Mervyn Peake - Titus ​Alone
In ​the third part of the great Gormenghast trilogy, Titus, 77th Earl of Groan, exiles himself from the mad dark rites of his ancestral home to wander in the world at large. He discovers that in many wayd it is more strange and frightening than Gormenghast itself - and Gormenghast was at least home. Peake has peopled his lurid vision with dark and troublesome denizens; melancholic Muzzlehatch; the fading Juno; the spicy Cheeta; a galaxy of worrying strangers that inhabit the ominous Under-River; the fearful but arrogant Titus himself. In his last visionary satire Peak chronicles atrocities and hilarities alike with the same deadly control that never wavers. The cover shows a detail from 'Irma Prunesquallor' by Mervyn Peake (photo Rodney Todd-White)

Mervyn Peake - Titus ​Groan
Gormenghast ​hatalmas vára, a Groan-uralkodóház ősi székhelye számtalan tornyával, rejtett szobájával és zugával, végtelen folyosórendszerével önálló, folyvást új meglepetéseket tartogató világot alkot. A Vár élete szigorú rend szerint zajlik, réges-régi hagyományok és bonyolult rituálék köré szerveződik. Az új trónörökös, Titus megszületését ugyancsak a megszabott rend övezi, ám egyre több jel mutat arra, hogy apró repedések támadnak a tradíciók falain. A Vár uralkodóját, Lord Sepulchrave-et aggasztó hangulatváltozások kerítik hatalmukba, miközben környezetében fölbukkannak azok az erők, akik hatalmi ambícióikkal veszélybe sodorhatják Gormenghast zárt világát.

Mervyn Peake - Titus ​Groan (angol)
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.

Mervyn Peake - The ​Gormenghast Trilogy
Gormenghast ​is the vast, crumbling castle to which Titus Groan, is lord and heir. Titus is expected to rule this gothic labyrinth of turrets and dungeons, and his subjects, according to age-old rituals, but things are changing in the castle. He must contend with treachery, manipulation and murder and his longing for a life beyond the castle walls.

Mervyn Peake - Gormenghast
Titus ​Groan is seven years old. Lord and heir to the crumbling castle Gormenghast. Gothic labyrinth of roofs and turrets, cloisters and corridors, stairwells and dungeons, it is also the cobwebbed kingdom of Byzantine government and age-old rituals, a world primed to implode beneath the weight of centuries of intrigue, treachery, and death. Steerpike, who began his climb across the roofs when Titus was born, is now ascending the spiral stairacse to the heart of the castle, and in his wake lie imprisonment, manipulation, and murder. Gormenghast is the second volume in Mervyn Peake's widely acclaimed trilogy, but it is much more than a sequel to Titus Groan--it is an enrichment and deepening of that book. And back in single volumes for the first time in years, a new generation of fantasy fans will grow to love this tour de force that ranks as one of the twentieth century's most remarkable feats of imaginative writing.

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