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"996" a.k.a. "Gormenghast" is a fantasy novel by British writer Mervyn Peake, the second in his Gormenghast series. It is the story of Titus Groan, 77th Earl of Groan and Lord of Gormenghast Castle, from age 7 to 17. As the story opens, Titus dreads the pre-ordained life of ritual that stretches before him. To Titus, Master of Ritual Barquentine and his apprentice Steerpike are the embodiment of all he wants to rebel against. An important sub-plot involves Titus at school, where he encounters the professors, especially Bellgrove, who becomes Headmaster of Gormenghast school.

  • language: English Language
  • genres: Fantasy, Gothic fiction, Speculative fiction, Fantasy of manners
  • copyright: 1950
  • released in (65 years ago)


  1. 996 a.k.a. Phenol, also known as carbolic acid, is an aromatic organic compound with the molecular formula C₆H₅OH. It is a white crystalline solid that is volatile. The molecule consists of a phenyl group bonded to a hydroxyl group. It is mildly acidic and requires careful handling due to its propensity to cause chemical burns.
    • also known as carbolate, carbolic acid, hydroxybenzene
    • inventor: Carl Reichenbach
  2. 996 a.k.a. Lassie - Season 18: The eighteenth season of the television series Lassie began airing in first-run syndication in the United States on October 7, 1971 and contained 20 episodes.
    • also known as Lassie
  3. 996 a.k.a. cell division cycle 27 homolog (S. cerevisiae) is a gene.
    • also known as anaphase-promoting complex, protein 3; nuc2 homolog; cell division cycle protein 27

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