Monday, April 25, 2011

A peek at Peake

Advising the publisher for whom he was scouting at the time, the writer Graham Greene suggested that Titus Groan, and later Gormenghast should not include the margin drawings which were included in the submitted manuscript. From 1946 until the summer of 2011 this remained the case with just a very few of the hundred plus character sketches and finished illustrations included for the reader's visual guidance. It is wonderful therefore that in a little under three months all the secrets of the original manuscript will be revealed to the world. Figures from the books will then be brought to radiant life.


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