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For use in connection with the series of novels by Mervyn Peake: Titus Groan (1946), Gormenghast (1950), and Titus Alone (1959); as well as the short story "Boy in Darkness" (1956) and unfinished fragments of further works.

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Does the Gormenghast trilogy provide enough information to answer Bellgrove's "Name an isthmus" question?

Am I correct in my recollection that nowhere in the Gormenghast Trilogy does Peake explain how schoolboys were expected to know about geography when their entire lives were constrained by The Castle, ...
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Where is Gormenghast?

Mervyn Peake's novels Titus Groan and Gormenghast are set in the enormous1 castle of Gormenghast. The story seems to be set in the real world (although I've been advised that it does count as fantasy),...
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