Gormenghast Series

4 primary works • 7 total works
Although only three books of the series were published during Peake's lifetime, he had always intended to write more, but ill-health and a tragically early death prevented him. The fourth book, Titus Awakes, was completed by Peake's wife, Maeve Gilmore, from rough notes left by her husband.

Boy in Darkness is a short novel featuring Titus and, whil…

Book 1

Titus Groan
3.91
· 13278 Ratings · 1116 Reviews ·
published 1946
· 82 editions
Starts with the birth and ends with the first bir…
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Book 2

Gormenghast
4.01
· 10810 Ratings · 396 Reviews ·
published 1950
· 68 editions
Titus Groan is seven years old. Lord and heir to…
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Book 2.5

Boy in Darkness
4.01
· 146 Ratings · 16 Reviews ·
published 1956
· 2 editions
Titus escapes for adventure, but tired and suffer…
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Book 3

Titus Alone
3.46
· 3838 Ratings · 230 Reviews ·
published 1959
· 63 editions
Titus, almost 20, flees oppressive Castle Rituals…
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Book 4

Titus Awakes: The Lost Book of Gormenghast
3.16
· 310 Ratings · 54 Reviews ·
published 1972
· 4 editions
Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast novels are widely ackn…
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Book 1-3

The Gormenghast Novels
3.99
· 7643 Ratings · 563 Reviews ·
published 1959
· 33 editions
A doomed lord, an emergent hero, and a dazzling a…
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Boy in Darkness and Other Stories
4.07
· 279 Ratings · 27 Reviews ·
published 1956
· 3 editions
A must-have for fans of the Gormenghast books, th…
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