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Mervyn Peake - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Mervyn Peake

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Mervyn Peake as war artist
Mervyn Peake as war artist; see our guest contribution by Sebastian Peake.
Mervyn Peake   (1911 - 1968)
 
Category:  English Literature
 
Born:  July 9, 1911
Kuling, Kiangsi Province, China
 
Died:  November 17, 1968
Burcot, Oxfordshire, England
 
Related authors:
Edward Lear, J. R. R. Tolkien
 
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Mervyn Peake - LIFE STORIES
 
 
11/17/1968     Mervyn Peake Perspective
On this day in 1968 Mervyn Peake died, aged fifty-seven. Peake's career as novelist, poet, children's author, artist and illustrator was prolific and eccentric. The critics continue to ignore or quarrel over the achievement, but the biographies and memoirs tell the story of a remarkable man and a full life -- though in the end, the author of the 1000-page Gormenghast trilogy was so debilitated by illness that he could manage only postcards to his son: "Here's some perspective for you."
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor
children
 
Figures of Speech
children
 
Letters from a Lost Uncle
fiction
 
Peake's Progress: Selected Writings and Drawings of Mervyn Peake
illustration, prose, anthology
 
The Art of Gormenghast
by Estelle Daniel, Mervyn Peake (Illustrator)
non-fiction
 
The Gormenghast Novels: Titus Groan, Gormenghast, Titus Alone
anthology, fiction
 
FIND BOOKS BY MERVYN PEAKE AT Powell's Books
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
A Child of Bliss: Growing Up With Mervyn Peake
by Sebastian Peake
memoir
 
A World Away: A Memoir of Mervyn Peake
by Maeve Gilmore
memoir
 
Mervyn Peake: A Personal Memoir
by Gordon Smith
memoir
 
Mervyn Peake: My Eyes Mint Gold : A Life
by Malcolm Yorke
biography
 
Vast Alchemies
by G. Peter Winnington
biography
 
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Mervyn Peake, Official Website
For a complete list of books and links relating to Mervyn Peake, see www.mervynpeake.org.
Peake Studies
A leading journal in the field, with a complete bibliography.
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