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Auction is for the 3x books in the series:
Titus Groan
Titus Alone

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Gormenghast is a fantasy series by British author Mervyn Peake, centering around the inhabitants of Castle Gormenghast, a sprawling, decaying, gothic-like structure. Originally conceived as a single on-going novel, the series was halted by Peake's death, and comprises three novels, Titus Groan (1946), Gormenghast (1950), Titus Alone, and one novella, Boy in Darkness (1956), whose canonical status is debated . Peake was engaged in writing a fourth novel, Titus Awakes, at the time of his death, which was later completed and released by Peake's widow in 2009.

Although the first two installments do not containing any overtly fantastical elements, Gormenghast is almost unanimously categorized as fantasy works because of their atmosphere and pseudo-medieval setting. The series has received widespread acclaim, both from the speculative fiction community and mainstream literary critics, with some scholars arguing that it is a more accomplished work than the contemporary and better-known Lord of the Rings.

The series has been included in Fantasy: The 100 Best Books, Modern Fantasy: The 100 Best Novels, and 100 Must Read Fantasy Novels as one of the greatest fantasy works of the twentieth century, and it is one of only six works to appear on all three lists. Literary critic Harold Bloom has praised the series as the best fantasy novels of the twentieth century and one of the greatest sequences in modern world literature. Additionally, Gormenghast is often credited as the first fantasy of manners novel. The books have been translated into over twenty languages.
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