Search - List of Books by Mervyn Peake

"Each day I live in a glass room unless I break it with the thrusting of my senses and pass through the splintered walls to the great landscape." -- Mervyn Peake
{|align="right"||-|}Mervyn Laurence Peake (9 July 1911 — 17 November 1968) was an English modernist writer, artist, poet and illustrator. He is best known for what are usually referred to as the Gormenghast books. (The three works were part of what Peake conceived as a lengthy cycle, the completion of which was halted by his death.) They are sometimes compared to the work of his older contemporary J. R. R. Tolkien, but his surreal fiction was influenced by his early love for Charles Dickens and Robert Louis Stevenson rather than Tolkien's studies of mythology and philology.

Peake also wrote poetry and literary nonsense in verse form, short stories for adults and children (Letters from a Lost Uncle), stage and radio plays, and Mr Pye, a relatively tightly-structured novel in which God implicitly mocks the evangelical pretensions and cosy world-view of the eponymous hero.

Peake first made his reputation as a painter and illustrator during the 1930s and 1940s, when he lived in London, and he was commissioned to produce portraits of well-known people. A collection of these drawings is still in the possession of his family. Although he gained little popular success in his lifetime, his work was highly respected by his peers, and his friends included Dylan Thomas and Graham Greene. His works are now included in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery and the Imperial War Museum.

In 2008, The Times named Peake among their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". Peake's grandson is British musician and singer-songwriter Jack Peate.

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Total Books: 159
Gormenghast
2012 - Gormenghast [Gormenghast Trilogy, Book 2 - Gormenghast Trilogy Audio] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781470847906
ISBN-10: 1470847906
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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A Book of Nonsense The Centenary Edition
2011 - A Book of Nonsense the Centenary Edition (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780720613612
ISBN-10: 0720613612
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Boy in Darkness and Other Stories
2011 - Boy in Darkness and Other Stories (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780720613896
ISBN-10: 0720613892
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Titus Awakes
2011 - Titus Awakes [Gormenghast] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781843795711
ISBN-10: 184379571X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
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The Illustrated Gormenghast Trilogy
2011 - The Illustrated Gormenghast Trilogy (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099528548
ISBN-10: 0099528541
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Complete Nonsense
2011 - Complete Nonsense (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781847770875
ISBN-10: 1847770878
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Peake's Progress Selected Writings and Drawings of Mervyn Peake
Sunday Books
2011 - Sunday Books (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780715641712
ISBN-10: 0715641719
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Titus Awakes A Novel
2011 - Titus Awakes a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781590204283
ISBN-10: 159020428X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Titus Alone
2011 - Titus Alone [The Gromenghast Trilogy] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781843795421
ISBN-10: 1843795426
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Letters from a Lost Uncle
2011 - Letters From a Lost Uncle (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780413777133
ISBN-10: 0413777138
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Hunting of the Snark
2011 - The Hunting of the Snark (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780413777140
ISBN-10: 0413777146
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Mr Pye
2011 - Mr Pye (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781590207123
ISBN-10: 1590207122
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Titus Awakes the Lost Book of Gormenghast
Peakes Progress CD
2011 - Peakes Progress Cd (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780712351140
ISBN-10: 0712351140
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Titus Groan
2011 - Titus Groan [Gormenghast Trilogy 1] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781843795407
ISBN-10: 184379540X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Gormenghast / Der letzte Lord Groan
2011 - Gormenghast / Der Letzte Lord Groan (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783608939231
ISBN-10: 3608939237
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Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor
2009 - Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781406319514
ISBN-10: 1406319511
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La trilogie de Gormenghast Tome 3
2009 - La Trilogie De Gormenghast Tome 3 [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782757804650
ISBN-10: 2757804650
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La trilogie de Gormenghast Tome 2
2009 - La Trilogie De Gormenghast Tome 2 [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782757804643
ISBN-10: 2757804642
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Collected Poems Mervyn Peake
2008 - Collected Poems Mervyn Peake (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781857549713
ISBN-10: 1857549716
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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2007 - The Gormenghast Trilogy [Vintage Classics] (Paperback)
2005 - Titus Solo [Hades - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
1999 - Boy in Darkness [Gormenghast] (Hardcover)Paperback
1992 - A Titus Groan [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover