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Titus Awakes

(2011)
(The fourth book in the Gormenghast series)
A novel by

 
 
Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast trilogy is widely acknowledged to be, as Robertson Davies pronounced, "a classic of our age." In these extraordinary novels, Peake created a world where all is like a dream--lush, fantastical, and vivid. Yet it was incomplete. Parkinson's disease took Peake's life in 1968, depriving his fans of the fourth and final volume of the series, Titus Awakes except for a few tantalizing pages, after which his writing became indecipherable. Or so it seemed.

In January of 2010, Peake's 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 Peake's masterpiece.

It starts with Titus leaving Castle Gormenghast. Peake wrote: "With 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. "

Fans of Peake will delight in this new, wonderful novel, published one hundred years after his birth, every bit as thrilling and masterfully written as his famed trilogy.

Genre: Fantasy

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Used availability for Mervyn Peake's Titus Awakes

Hardback Editions

July 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Titus Awakes: A Novel
Author(s): Mervyn Peake, Maeve Gilmore
ISBN: 1-59020-428-X / 978-1-59020-428-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
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Paperback Editions

April 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Titus Awakes: The Lost Book of Gormenghast
Author(s): Maeve Gilmore, Mervyn Peake
ISBN: 1-4683-0060-1 / 978-1-4683-0060-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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June 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Titus Awakes: The Lost Book of Gormenghast
Author(s): Maeve Gilmore, Mervyn Peake
ISBN: 0-09-955276-0 / 978-0-09-955276-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

December 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Titus Awakes (Gormenghast)
Author(s): Mervyn Peake Maeve Gilmore
ISBN: 1-5366-2503-5 / 978-1-5366-2503-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Titus Awakes: A Novel (Gormenghast)
Author(s): Maeve Gilmore, Mervyn Peake
ISBN: 1-5113-6535-8 / 978-1-5113-6535-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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March 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Titus Awakes: A Novel (Gormenghast)
Author(s): Maeve Gilmore, Mervyn Peake
ISBN: 1-4692-8267-4 / 978-1-4692-8267-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Titus Awakes: A Novel (Gormenghast)
Author(s): Maeve Gilmore, Mervyn Peake
ISBN: 1-4558-2532-8 / 978-1-4558-2532-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Titus Awakes
Author(s): Maeve Gilmore, Mervyn Peake
Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
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October 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Titus Awakes
Author(s): Maeve Gilmore, Mervyn Peake
Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
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September 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Titus Awakes
Author(s): Maeve Gilmore, Mervyn Peake
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
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September 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Titus Awakes
Author(s): Maeve Gilmore, Mervyn Peake
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
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August 2011 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Gilmore/ Peake: Titus Awakes (ABRIDGED) (Gormenghast)
Author(s): Maeve Gilmore, Mervyn Peake
ISBN: 1-84379-571-X / 978-1-84379-571-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
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September 2011 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Titus Awakes
Author(s): Maeve Gilmore
ISBN: 1-4450-0817-3 / 978-1-4450-0817-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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September 2011 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Titus Awakes
Author(s): Maeve Gilmore
ISBN: 1-4450-0818-1 / 978-1-4450-0818-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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September 2011 : UK MP3 CD

Title: Titus Awakes
Author(s): Maeve Gilmore
ISBN: 1-4450-0819-X / 978-1-4450-0819-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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July 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Titus Awakes: A Novel (Gormenghast)
Author(s): Maeve Gilmore, Mervyn Peake
ISBN: 1-4558-2527-1 / 978-1-4558-2527-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Titus Awakes: A Novel (Gormenghast)
Author(s): Maeve Gilmore, Mervyn Peake
ISBN: 1-4558-2528-X / 978-1-4558-2528-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Titus Awakes: A Novel (Gormenghast)
Author(s): Maeve Gilmore, Mervyn Peake
ISBN: 1-4558-2529-8 / 978-1-4558-2529-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Titus Awakes: A Novel (Gormenghast)
Author(s): Maeve Gilmore, Mervyn Peake
ISBN: 1-4558-2530-1 / 978-1-4558-2530-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Titus Awakes: Gormenghast, Volume 4 (The Lost Book of Gormenghast)
Author(s): Maeve Gilmore, Mervyn Peake
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon