Monday, May 30, 2011

The Illustrated Gormenghast, anticipation from Vintage

These highly enthusiastic words from the sales division of Vintage Books should auger well for The Illustrated Gormenghast, the new Random House edition which is due for publication in July.


"If I was to choose one title that has enthused all of my buyers from the CCV list this month it would have to be The Illustrated Gormenghast Trilogy! I didn’t realise that so many of my buyers were huge Mervyn Peake fans, they have been so thrilled personally to see this edition been published, I have absolutely no doubt that this book will have huge numbers of Staff Recommendations once published, a real booksellers book!"


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to hear about this.

I'm in the midst of my first-ever read of Gormenghast, and have been struck by the vividness of Peake's descriptions; surely Peake's ability as a visual artist aided him while writing.

If you haven't already (or elsewhere) do you think you could perhaps discuss the relation of the two?

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