News Book News | Written by Ed Fortune 15/06/2022

Folio Society Gormenghast Trilogy Announced

An extremely limited edition version of Mervyn Peake's classic fantasy series, The Gormenghast Trilogy is now available via the Folio Society. Limited to 750 hand-numbered sets, the special edition of the cult hit features an introduction by Neil Gaiman and illustrations from Dave McKean.

A grand and gothic dream come true, this lavish limited edition of The Gormenghast Trilogy offers a modern testament to Peake's timeless creative genius. Regarded as one of Britain's greatest literary fabulists, Peake continues to influence generations of authors and filmmakers including Michael Moorcock and Terry Gilliam.

They are a total of 142 illustrations throughout the three books. The books themselves are incredibly high quality; we could bang on about the open-spine bindings, the Black Burano end papers and the specially designed presentation box, but this is a Folio Society Limited Edition, you probably already know this is going to be gorgeous.

In his introduction for this Folio Society limited edition, Neil Gaiman writes: "Every glorious sentence, every obscure word pulled from obscurity and out into the light, every fragment of poem is waiting here for you. Revel in it."

Images ©Dave McKean 2022 from The Folio Society’s limited edition The Gormenghast Trilogy

The collection is available exclusively from The Folio Society –

Watch the interview with Dave McKean here.