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'Goremenghast continued' ( Titus Groan chapters 36-37)

Add MS 88931/1/3/5 : 1941

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  • Title:
    'Goremenghast continued' ( Titus Groan chapters 36-37)
  • Collection Area: Western Manuscripts
  • Reference: Add MS 88931/1/3/5
  • Creation Date: 1941
  • Extent and Access:
    Extent: 1 volume

  • Language: English
  • Contents and Scope:

    Autograph manuscript in pen and ink with authorial revisions and [editorial?] pencil corrections. This is the fifth volume of Peake's manuscript, as indicated on the cover. Brief notes [towards drawings for 'The Works of Adolf Hitler'] on f.35v. There are notes at the end of the manuscript including lists of character names and vocabulary, as well as a draft of the poem 'The sullen accents told of doom'. Dated 3 February 1941.


    • f.i: rough sketch of head;
    • f.1: female face in profile;
    • f.22v: rough margin sketch of female head;
    • f.30v: two studies of child [Sebastian Peake];
    • f.35v: child in high chair [Sebastian Peake];
    • f.37: profile of female head wearing hat and fur;
    • f.37v: design for title page: 'Titus Groan, Seventy-Seventh Earl of Goremenghast by Mervyn Peake';
    • f.iii: ?Maeve; male nude with arms raised.

    Physical characteristics:

    Materials: hard-bound volume.

    Dimensions: 195mm x 160mm.

    Foliation: ff.iii+37.

  • Former Identifiers: UCL ref: MS ADD 234 Box I (iv)
  • Copies: Digital images (made by the British Library in 2012) of this entire volume are available to consult in the Manuscripts Reading Room - please see staff for details

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