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Peake, Mervyn 1911-1968

Overview
Works: 378 works in 1,583 publications in 13 languages and 22,320 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Action and adventure fiction  Fantasy fiction  Adventure stories  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sea stories  Fantasy fiction, English  Poetry 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Artist, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PR5486, 823.8
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Most widely held works about Mervyn Peake
 
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Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake( Book )

146 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the novel opens, Titus, heir to Lord Sepulchrave, has just been born. He stands to inherit the miles of rambling stone and mortar that form Gormenghast Castle. Inside, all events are predetermined by a complex ritual whose origins are lost in history and the castle is peopled by dark characters in half-lit corridors. Dreamlike and macabre, Peake s extraordinary novel is one of the most astonishing and fantastic works in modern English fiction."--Publisher's website
Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake( Book )

133 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The castle of Gormenghast is home to the ancient family of Groan, where nothing has changed in thousands of years. The dynasty is threatened by the charming and evil kitchen-boy, Steerpike. With the birth of a new heir, Titus Groan, Steerpike begins his ruthless ascent to power. As he charms, outwits and terrorizes the castle's inhabitants, only Titus, the young timid Earl of Groan, stands in Steerpike's way."--Container of video
Titus alone by Mervyn Peake( Book )

119 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

39 editions published between 1940 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pirate adventure is launched with the death of the despicable old boarder who refused to pay his rent and the discovery of a mysterious map among his personal effects
The Gormenghast novels by Mervyn Peake( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A doomed lord, an emergent hero, and a dazzling array of bizarre creatures inhabit the magical world of the Gormenghast novels which, along with Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, reign as one of the undisputed fantasy classics of all time. At the center of it all is the seventy-seventh Earl, Titus Groan, who stands to inherit the miles of rambling stone and mortar that form Gormenghast Castle and its kingdom, unless the conniving Steerpike, who is determined to rise above his menial position and control the House of Groan, has his way
Complete nonsense by Mervyn Peake( )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During his lifetime, Mervyn Peake was best known for his novels about Titus Groan, the 'Gormenghast' trilogy, and his illustrations of 'Treasure Island', 'Adventures in Wonderland', and other classics. This book includes over 90 poems, together with 'The Adventures of Footfruit', a narrative in poetic prose
Mr. Pye : a novel by Mervyn Peake( Book )

43 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Pye experiences comic problems when he becomes determined to conquer all the sin on the island of Sark
Captain Slaughterboard drops anchor by Mervyn Peake( Book )

24 editions published between 1939 and 2009 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a fantastic island populated by unusual animals, a pirate captain finds a trustworthy companion in the little "Yellow Creature."
A book of nonsense by Mervyn Peake( Book )

28 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the macabre to the brilliantly off-beat, Peake's nonsense verse can 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 whole gallery of characters
Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake( Visual )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The castle of Gormenghast is home to the ancient family of Groan, where nothing has changed in thousands of years. The dynasty is threatened by the charming and evil kitchen-boy, Steerpike. With the birth of a new heir, Titus Groan, Steerpike begins his ruthless ascent to power. As he charms, outwits and terrorizes the castle's inhabitants, only Titus, the young timid Earl of Groan, stands in Steerpike's way
The rime of the ancient mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )

22 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reproduction of the epic poem in its entirety, and includes all of the illustrated plates in their original size
The Gormenghast trilogy by Mervyn Peake( Book )

27 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gormenghast is the vast, crumbling castle to which the seventy-seventh Earl, Titus Groan, is lord and heir. Titus is expected to rule this gothic labyrinth of turrets and dungeons, and his eccentric and wayward subjects, according to strict age-old rituals, but things are changing in the castle. Titus must contend with treachery, manipulation and murder as well as his own longing for a life beyond the castle walls
Boy in darkness and other stories by Mervyn Peake( Book )

21 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six stories written across a range of genres and settings, including a macabre ghost story, and wry character studies drawn from the author's life in London and on the island of Sark in the Channel Islands
Quest for Sita : of Ravana the dark angel and his paradise at lanka, of Hanuman and the divine vultures Jatayus and Sampati by Vālmīki( Book )

7 editions published between 1946 and 1965 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of the young soldier in search of the better world by C. E. M Joad( Book )

11 editions published between 1943 and 1945 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Titus groan by Mervyn Peake( )

32 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A doomed lord, an emergent hero, and an array of bizarre creatures haunt the world of the Gormenghast. At the center of everything is the seventy-seventh Earl, Titus Groan, who stands to inherit the Gormenghast Castle and its kingdom. When he is crowned, he is called "Child-Inheritor of the rivers, of the Tower of Flints and the dark recesses beneath cold stairway ... Child-Inheritor of the spring breezes that blow in from the jarl forests and of the autumn misery in petal, scale, and wing ..."
Selected poems [of] Mervyn Peake by Mervyn Peake( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gormenghast trilogy by Mervyn Peake( Book )

5 editions published between 1967 and 1982 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Household tales by Jacob Grimm( Book )

19 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Brothers Grimm, Jacob (1785-1863) and Wilhelm (1786-1859), began collecting folklore in 1806 in response to a renewed German interest in the subject. Their first collection of fairy tales, Children's and Household tales, was published in 1812, forever popularizing such stories as "Cinderella," "Hansel and Gretel," "Rapunzel," and "Snow White." A new edition of Peake's illustrated Household tales, originally published in 1946, and with the original illustrations for the first time since then."--Publisher description
The annotated Alice : Alice's adventures in Wonderland & Through the looking-glass by Lewis Carroll( Book )

23 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Gormenghast novels
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GormenghastTitus aloneTreasure IslandThe Gormenghast novelsComplete nonsenseMr. Pye : a novelCaptain Slaughterboard drops anchorA book of nonsense
Alternative Names
Mervyn Peake

Mervyn Peake britischer Schriftsteller und Illustrator

Mervyn Peake britisk poet og skribent

Mervyn Peake Brits schrijver

Mervyn Peake brittisk poet och författare

Mervyn Peake écrivain britannique

Mervyn Peake escritor, artista, poeta e ilustrador británico

Mervyn Peake illustrateur, poète et écrivain britannique

Mervyn Peake scrittore inglese

Peake, M. 1911-1968

Peake, M. (Mervyn), 1911-1968

Peake, Mervin

Peake, Mervin 1911-1968

Peake Mervyn

Peake, Mervyn 1911-1968

Peake, Mervyn L. 1911-1968

Peake, Mervyn Laurence.

Peake, Mervyn Laurence 1911-1968

Peake Merwyn 1911-1968

Pik, Mervin 1911-1968

Мервин Пик

Мервін Пік англійський письменник, поет та ілюстратор

Пик, Мервин, 1911-1968.

Пик, Мервин Лоренс

מרווין פיק סופר בריטי

ميرفين بيك

피크, 머빈

ピーク, マーヴィン

マーヴィン・ピーク

馬溫·皮克

Languages
English (756)

Spanish (30)

Polish (10)

German (9)

French (5)

Danish (4)

Italian (3)

Russian (3)

Dutch (2)

Czech (2)

Basque (1)

Hungarian (1)

Turkish (1)