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"Gormenghast, that is, the main massing of the original stone, taken by itself would have displayed a certain ponderous architectural quality were it possible to have ignored the circumfusion of those mean dwellings that swarmed like an epidemic around its outer walls."

Mervyn Peake the First Line of Titus Groan

Originally Published Jan. 1, 1946

Hardcover edition:

396 pages - Jan. 1, 1995