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Peake, Mervyn 1911-1968

Overview
Works: 362 works in 1,300 publications in 10 languages and 21,960 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Adventure stories  Poetry  Illustrated works  Sea stories  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Young adult works 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Creator, Dedicatee, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR5486, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mervyn Peake
Titus alone by Mervyn Peake( Book )

77 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Titus, lord of Castle Gormenghast, has abdicated his throne. Born and brought to the edge of manhood in the huge, rotting castle, Titus rebels against the age-old ritual of which he is both lord and prisoner and rushes headlong into the world. From that moment forward, he is thrust into a stormy land of a dark imagination, where figures and landscapes loom up with force and vividness of a dream--or a nightmare."--P. [4] of cover
Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake( Book )

77 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,017 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 Groan by Mervyn Peake( Book )

41 editions published between 1946 and 1998 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Titus Groan, heir to Sepulchrave, has just been born. He will inherit Gormenghast Castle and its kingdom
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

32 editions published between 1940 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads to a pirate fortune as well as great danger
The Gormenghast novels by Mervyn Peake( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 535 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
Mr. Pye : a novel by Mervyn Peake( Book )

41 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 )

22 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a fantastic island populated by unusual animals, a pirate captain finds a trustworthy companion in the little "Yellow Creature."
Gormenghast( Visual )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 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 )

21 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and held by 384 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
The Gormenghast trilogy by Mervyn Peake( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 369 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 )

22 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 358 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 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1943 and 1945 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems [of] Mervyn Peake by Mervyn Peake( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Household tales by Jacob Grimm( Book )

14 editions published between 1946 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The primal beating heart at the center of much of the Western literary canon can be found in the folk stories, myths, and fairy tales collected by the amateur folklorists Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm. Surprisingly graphic in comparison to their sanitized twentieth-century retellings, these intense tales are not for the faint at heart. A must-read for any fan of folklore
The Gormenghast trilogy by Mervyn Peake( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Titus awakes by Maeve Gilmore( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A final volume of the classic Gormenghast novels, produced from recently discovered manuscripts written by Peake's wife and based on his outlines, follows Titus's nightmarish departure from Castle Gormenghast
Peake's progress : selected writings and drawings of Mervyn Peake by Mervyn Peake( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete nonsense by Mervyn Peake( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Nonsense', wrote Mervyn Peake, 'can take you by the hand and lead you nowhere. It's magic.' Peake (1911-68) is one of the great English nonsense poets, in the tradition of Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear. His verses lead the reader into places where cause is cut free of effect and language takes on a giddy life of its own. Malicious bowler hats threaten their owners, a cake is chased across an ocean by a rakish knife, aunts become flatfish or live on sphagnum moss. Fully annotated, with a detailed introduction, Complete Nonsense contains all the poems and illustrations from Peake's Book of Non
 
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The Gormenghast novels
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

Пик, Мервин

Пик,Мервин, 1911-1968.

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 (496)

Spanish (24)

French (14)

Polish (5)

German (4)

Japanese (3)

Czech (2)

Basque (1)

Russian (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
GormenghastTitus GroanTreasure IslandThe Gormenghast novelsMr. Pye : a novelCaptain Slaughterboard drops anchorThe rime of the ancient marinerA book of nonsense