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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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Edward Gorey was one of those very talented limerick writers. He attended a variety of local grade schools and then the Francis W. This compliation includes 17 stories:. I am proud to share a a,phigorey with Edward Gorey, so every February I am reminded to dip back into the amusing and macabre realms of this great artist. The dark whimsy, alphabetical games, and silly wordplay only go so far this time around, but there are still a few gems, esp. I love the bicycle, how its feelings seem to be indicated by the direction of its handlebars.

Jan 16, Zedsdead rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: How did he get in the unused room ggorey the third floor? My girlfriend got it for me for my birthday, and I read it as part of my “spooky” book marathon for october ‘ I’m one of those people who always looks slightly crumpled or unkempt, no matter how hard they try – there’s always a metaphorical hair out of place, although I have grown to like this, and I like it in others. Now that I’ve read it, I don’t know what to compare it to for a fair rating, so I gave it 5 stars because I liked it and he’s sort of in his own class or if he’s not, someone please point me to others.


Used book in very good condition. Meant to be a funny pornographic tale, but I just found it silly 9 The Willowdale Handcar – Weird, but funny, tale of three young people who decide to take off in a handcar one day. So bizarre and addicting and brilliant and just plain other.

I edard Gorey had an agent, but you had to wonder what he did.

Amphigofey Sinking Spell – classically Gorey lacunae: Nov 04, Sally Anderson rated it really liked it. I think that Gorey must have had an influence on Lemony Snicket. Dec 04, Brooke rated it liked it.

The Listing Attic – not terribly impressed by this long succession of limericks. HarcourtBrace Jovanovich. Quite egotistical of me.

Underwhelming to re-read after his other works. Paperbackpages.

Amphigorey (Amphigorey, #1) by Edward Gorey

Another reason, surely, that many think EG seemed British; instead he was one of those New Englanders more English than most real Englishmen. Other books in the series.


The Curious Sofa, A Pornographic Work is a laugh-out-loud story of the delightful fall of Alice, who is innocently eating grapes in the park when she is invited to alxo what becomes an increasingly improbable debauch, escalating into a full-scale orgy holiday.

Quarto size, unpaginated, signed by Edward Gorey. That said, the illustrations for some of the stories were drawn less carefully than I was hoping, and I’m not sure it was a stylistic ampnigorey.

Amphigorey Also

This copy inscribed For Isobel on the colophon page. Born in Chicago, Gorey came from a colorful family; his parents, Helen Dunham Garvey and Edward Lee Gorey, divorced in when he was 11, then remarried in when he was A later printing of the reprint edition of the book first published in As is stated on the dust jacket flap, “Herewith a companion volume to Amphigorey and Amphigorey Too.

Later, I tried and failed to find the book because Stephen King amlhigorey it. Quotes from Amphigorey Also. Fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket. It’s not just cute gruesome deaths.