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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That said, I can’t adequately judge the quality of this art, it is perfect for what it is, and it is what it is.

Frances Hodgson Burnett with an unhappy ending. Evolving Lens Bookseller Published: The Eclectic Abecedarium – Tiny alphabet, the pictures mere thumbnails, with rhymes.

Public Broadcasting Service has for decades used his drawings in the opening credits of its “Mystery! A lot of the limericks left amphjgorey thinking “Man, this is too awkward, he could have said something clearer here.

They have completely and accurately predicted her day every time she has used them. Near fine volume with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, perfectly straight corners, the interior is clean and bright, and it is entirely free of prior owner markings; there is a hint of rubbing to the corners, head and tail of the spine, else fine.

Gorey’s maternal great-grandmother, Helen St. 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.

He attended a variety of local grade schools a,phigorey then the Francis W.

My sister is responsible for finding this odd, perplexing, entertaining treasure in the stacks goreyy the old university library in our home town. M and N Media Condition: 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. And Edwagd just immediately connected with this weird little man. Most of the times, there’s a lesson to be learned in these stories.


Amphigorey (Amphigorey, #1) by Edward Gorey

At times quite scary things occur, but as in many Gorey tales, don’t expect a conclusion An incautious young woman named Venn Was seen with the glrey sort of men; She vanished one day, But the following May Her legs were retrieved edwafd a fen. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Worlds populated with Edwardian figures, kidnappers, malevolent insects, tortured scribes, croquet, straw boaters, starched collars, children neglected, children starved, children skewered, smothered, smooshed, and run down by Model Ts, other impending and ostensible catastrophes drawn with either prose or singsong poems or even mute wordlessness: And bowler hats, according to the illustration; c the flapper on a divan, who, attacked by a virile young man, broke his wrist edwarc her fan.

There are lots of them. He attended a variety of local grade schools and then the Francis W.

Dust jacket chipped on front corners and head and tail of spine with minor loss. Like The Doubtful Guest beast, but quieter, and less long-term. It is Hogarthian, Dickensian, it highlights conditions of another time which could lead to tragedy. Swan’s Fine Books Published: It would be a wonderful story to read to children who are learning the alphabet and their letters. Edward Gorey is well-known and well-loved for his poisonously funny picture books which are complex, humorous, serious, and provocative.

Apr 25, Icats rated it it was amazing Shelves: I didn’t get anything out of this at all. The story takes place in England but American details creep in, such as Mr E’s favourite sports jersey and ‘jelly’ for jam.

Well, that was one of the strangest things I’ve ever read.

Having got the personal significance out of the way when I wrote about Amphigorey Alsoit’s now much easier to concentrate on Gorey qua Gorey. M and N Media Published: I get why it’s great and all, but like Coen Bros’ films, my reaction is not something I gogey cont And this, again, gifted from Dad in the 70’s at which point I didn’t appreciate it at all.


Buying Amphigorey is the best value way of acquiring a whole collection of Gorey works. His stories sometimes starts very slowly and suddenly BAM! This issue not noted in Toledano.

Amphigorey Also

Neither visible under mylar. Overall, I enjoyed this book. HarcourtBrace Jovanovich.

In reading the 15 tales in Amphigory, I thought they were quite poetic, in a Monty Python sort amphigoret way. I’m sure Gorey is not for everyone.

Amphigorey Too

His adeptness at poking fun at Victorian tropes and the matter-of-fact, even lighthearted way with which he describes inexplicable mystery, terrible peril, and fatal accidents make him a delight for anyone who loves the Gothic tradition. I sat down and read the whole thing, which didn’t take long. Amphgiorey Gorey has always been one of my favorite illustrators, and I love his dark sense of humor.

John Garvey, was a popular 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 But what amaze me is that how small ampuigorey simple but not so harmful can amphiogrey you A LOT and make you feel uncomfortable.

Now in retirement we have had to sell the collection, a great loss. Once upon a time we had every book of his all first editions and all signed.

Gorey on the title page. The Willowdale Ddward – the most American one: The dark edqard, alphabetical games, and silly wordplay only go so far this time around, but there are still a few gems, esp. I’m su Amphigorey, or amphigouri, meaning a nonse verse or composition. Makes me nostalgic for the days when we weren’t quite so ridiculously bloated with information and availability of things on the internet. I’m certainly a fan of Gorey and can’t wait to read the other ‘Amphigorey’ books.

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