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PEAKE, M.: Gormenghast (Abridged)


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PEAKE, M.: Gormenghast (Abridged)

Titus, Earl of Groan, is becoming aware of a world beyond the suffocating confines of Gormenghast, bound by centuries of tradition into a pattern of decaying rituals. He yearns for freedom. Meanwhile the amoral Steerpike continues to forge his way into a position of power, leaving death in his wake and nearly dying in the process. But his rise places him at odds with Titus himself; and only one will survive.

This award-winning sequel displays all of Mervyn Peake’s imaginative brilliance in creating and sustaining the extraordinary world of Gormenghast.

Disc 1

  Gormenghast (Abridged)
1.   Titus is seven. 00:07:15
2.   The Countess walked with a frown on her brow… 00:05:53
3.   Cora and Clarice, although they did not know… 00:06:49
4.   The husky, whispering sound of a score of flying gowns… 00:06:31
5.   He beat his fist into the palm of his other hand. 00:06:34
6.   When Titus awoke the walls of the cave were leaping… 00:05:41
7.   Titus was to be kept in the lichen fort for a week. 00:04:08
8.   There was no sound in all Gormenghast… 00:07:49
9.   It was on the following afternoon that Mrs. Slagg died. 00:07:45
10.   A few days later when Steerpike saw Fuschia emerge… 00:03:52
11.   At the end of the three hours that lay before him… 00:03:42
12.   Steerpike's return to the castle's heart was rapid… 00:06:04
13.   It was then that there was a knock at the door. 00:06:26

Disc 2

  Gormenghast (Abridged)
1.   At the same time Steerpike was fighting to free himself… 00:04:54
2.   When Steerpike had come out of his faint… 00:06:42
3.   Mr. Flay had been sitting for over an hour… 00:07:50
4.   In January the snow came down. 00:07:47
5.   While Flay in his wilderness of hollow halls was brooding… 00:07:15
6.   Dr. Prunesquallor sank back on the couch by the window… 00:05:15
7.   The Doctor had told the Countess… 00:06:32
8.   She turned on her heel… 00:05:17
9.   When Flay heard the door open quietly below him… 00:05:31
10.   And so, without a moment to lose… 00:05:38
11.   It was lucky for Titus that when the Doctor started… 00:05:56
12.   When at last Steerpike came to a certain door… 00:06:24
13.   When Flay and the Doctor, in their different ways… 00:03:33

Disc 3

  Gormenghast (Abridged)
1.   What he did not realise was that the death… 00:04:54
2.   A few days after the murder of Mr. Flay… 00:06:53
3.   The day of the Bright Carvings was at hand. 00:06:19
4.   Then he began to run… 00:04:48
5.   It was hunger that finally woke him. 00:07:09
6.   All of a sudden, Titus knew that he was lying alone… 00:05:24
7.   There was no one alive in Gormenghast who could remember… 00:05:27
8.   For little short of a fortnight the rain continued… 00:05:08
9.   Driven from haunt to haunt… 00:06:10
10.   It was not that Fuschia did not struggle… 00:03:33
11.   Now that the flood had reached its height… 00:04:48
12.   He was altogether exhausted… 00:04:33

Disc 4

  Gormenghast (Abridged)
1.   Knowing that he had several hours to wait… 00:09:46
2.   The unwitting pageantry of the lantern - lit boats… 00:07:31
3.   Titus, as the minutes had passed… 00:05:28
4.   Nevertheless, the time came when the boatman… 00:06:09
5.   When she turned her eye back… 00:06:30
6.   All at once there was a terrible cry from below… 00:05:54
7.   The boats moved out with much splashing of oars… 00:06:37
8.   Ignoring all precautions, he wrenched the boughs about him… 00:04:55
9.   When Titus saw that this was indeed so… 00:03:31
10.   There was no more rain. 00:05:51
11.   One evening in the late spring… 00:05:34

Total Playing Time: 04:49:55

Peake, Mervyn

Degas, Rupert

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0062

Barcode: 9781843795384

Boxset: NA0084

Physical Release: 2011

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