Calista said: A Collection of Edward Gorey’s 1st 15 tales that are mostly out of print. Amphigorey Also, it’s now much easier to concentrate on Gorey qua Gorey. This follow-up to the darkly humorous Amphigorey is wittier, more macabre, and more wondrous than ever. Master illustrator and iconic gothic. The Mansion in the Mist · The Specter From the Magician’s Museum · The Doom of the Haunted Opera · Amphigorey Too. See all books by Edward Gorey.

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Quarto size, pp. This was another collection of previously printed works by Gorey that probably cannot be obtained anywhere else, unless reprint editions were done.

The Eclectic Abecedarium – Tiny alphabet, the pictures mere thumbnails, with rhymes. Like The Doubtful Guest beast, but quieter, and less long-term. There were a few limericks in french in “The Listing Attic” which I had to get out the old french-english dictionary to understand. Most people are familiar with Gorey because of “The Gashlycrumb Tinies” this is that alphabet of children who are killed in biz This is a collection of previous Edward Gorey works.

This is a fantastic collection of stories, probably more for the mature reader. All in all – so glad I finally picked this up.


Nothing but a pleasure to read, I am sad there are only two other collections left for me to pour over and that Gorey never wrote in a lengthier prose format. Minor edgewear to jacket. Let me attempt to describe these for you.

Amphigorey Also by Gorey, Edward

Lackluster lines illustrated by prints not necessarily related to them. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Doubtful Guesttold in rhyming couplets, tells the story of an unidentifiable and vaguely sinister guest who descends upon a family, wrecks their home in a mild kind of way, and refuses to leave for seventeen years.

Most of gordy times, there’s a lesson to be learned in these stories. As a child, I was exposed to Mr.

Amphigorey (Amphigorey, #1) by Edward Gorey

I did take issue with a story involving a couple who’s “life’s work” is to murder children and take pictures of the process. Argosy Book Store Condition: Text is clean and unmarked. Some of it is quite grisly, and some of it is downright bawdy. Drawings of proper Edwardians and careful, polite commentary discuss such topics as child abuse, parental death, murder, hauntings, rotting bodies, perversions, ominous scary individuals, strange creatures, insanity, suici Edward Gorey certainly knows how to deliver depravity and sweet talk his audience at the same time!

This is excellently creepy. Apr 29, aPriL does feral sometimes rated it it was amazing Shelves: Near fine in a fine dj.



Although he would frequently state that his formal art training was “negligible”, Gorey studied art for one semester at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago ineventually becoming a professional illustrator. Fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket Edition: Lists with This Book.

Open Preview See a Problem? Profusely illustrated in black-and-white, 4to, pictorial boards, very slight edge-wear. Eventually, I will read them all. Apr 25, Icats rated it it was amazing Shelves: Not only is his art gripping, hilarious, inexplicable, and just a little creepy in a schadenfreude sort of way, but the terse, lean writing is perfect. Each night Father fills me with dread When he sits on the foot of my bed; I’d not mind that he speaks In gibbers and squeaks, But for seventeen years he’s been dead.

John Garvey, was a popular Born in Chicago, Gorey came from a colorful edqard his parents, Helen Dunham Garvey and Edward Lee Gorey, divorced in when he was 11, then remarried in when he was How does one become one? Used book in very good condition.

I’m su Amphigorey, or amphigouri, meaning a nonse verse or composition.