Titus Awakes

Maeve Gilmore, Mervyn Peake

In January of 2010, Peake¹s granddaughter found four composition books in her attic. They contained the fabled Titus Awakes in its entirety. Peake had outlined the novel for his wife, Maeve Gilmore, who had at last finished Peake¹s masterpiece.
It starts with Titus leaving Castle Gormenghast. Peake wrote: ³With every pace he drew away from Gormenghast mountain, and from everything that belonged to his home. That night, as Titus lay asleep in the tall barn, a nightmare held him. ³

status Copy #1 (5499): in
genre Literature and Fiction » Magical Realism
publisher The Overlook Press
publish date
popularity checked out 0 time(s)

Leave a Reply