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Peake's Progress

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Peake's Progress

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Author: Mervyn Peake
Publisher: British Library, 2011
Abrams Books, 1981
Overlook Press, 1978
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Genre: Fantasy
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Peake's Progress is a selection, compiled by his widow, Maeve Gilmore, from every period of his work as a writer and draughtsman. It contains a remarkable work from childhood. The White Chief of the Umzimbooboo Kaffirs, the early Mr. Slaughterboard, which foreshadows the Titus books, two plays, the Wit to Woo and Noah's Ark, a broadcast version of Mr. Pye, and a generous selection of Peake's short stories, poems and nonsense verses as well as his drawings.

Including a new preface written by Mervyn Peake's son, Sebastian, this edition of Peake's Progress is published to coincide with the centenary of Peake's birth.


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