'Titus Groan, 77th Earl of Goremenghast' (Titus Groan chapters 38-45)

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 58 Add MS 88931/1/3/6
  • Alternative Id.
      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000000147.0x00035c
  • Dates of Creation
      Apr 1941-Aug 1941
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 volume

Scope and Content

Autograph manuscript in different colour inks and pencil, with authorial revisions and [editorial?] pencil corrections. Original title 'Titus Knell' crossed out. Character notes on f.68. Notes at end of volume include draft of poem 'The satyrs sprawl along my limbs'. Dated 14 April 1941, Blackpool.

Drawings in ink, pencil and wash include:

  • f.23: swan;
  • f.25: study from life of man in chair with walking stick;
  • f.32: male head [Sourdust?];
  • f.33: Irma Prunesquallor, seated;
  • f.38: small doodles of cartoon man in hat and male head;
  • f.39: sailing ship and seashore;
  • f.39v: face and horse;
  • f.41: three nude figures;
  • f.44: head of Irma Prunesquallor, screaming;
  • f.44v: two male heads;
  • f.45v: male head with cheek resting on fist [?Lord Sepulchrave];
  • f.63: horse and rider (text written over the top);
  • f.65: study from life of female figure in fur cape holding glass, 'Café Royal Aug 1941';
  • f.67: study from life of old woman in hat with flowers;
  • f.73: margin doodle of head of woman wearing headscarf;
  • f.83: Maeve and cat.

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Alternative Form Available

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

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Materials: hard-bound volume.

Dimensions: 227mm x 175mm.

Foliation: ff.ii+83.