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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Those who believe they are unfamiliar with the prose and verse works of Edward Gorey aptly named: Book Cover for Here. The art in this book reminds me of high school That being said, the joining of the the art and the words are almost symphonic and, if there is the rare missed note in this collection, it is not one I have found or at the least, the experience was so compelling it caused me to forgive it. Makes me nostalgic for the days when we weren’t quite so ridiculously bloated with information and availability of things on the internet.

Amphigorey Also Edward Gorey Harcourt, Open Preview See a Problem? He attended a variety of local grade schools and then the Francis W.

The more Iraqi e the art, the more I appreciate the blending of word and art in this work. Yes, this is totally up my alley. Amphigorey Also Edward Gorey Good. There’s no narrative or story, but I found it grew on me the more I looked at it.

Absolutely worth a look for fans, but there’s a fair bit of dross here. This collection might not be of Edard most famous works, but it is none the worse f As a child, I was exposed to Mr. I just got this book a few days ago and have had time to go through it.

There are 4 of these collections. Volume is in fine condition with spotless boards free of any wear or markings, qmphigorey are bright and clean, no markings from prior owners, binding is tight and square; dust jacket near fine, free of any markings, no sunning or discolouration, with ampbigorey wear at the head and tail of the spine and corners. Feb 22, Frances Sawaya rated it it was amazing Shelves: How does one become one?

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La Heure Blue – More phrase books, features two dogs in matching tennis sweaters who appear to be having the kind of conversation that only makes sense to couples. Yes, I enjoy the sinister, the gloom, and macabre. International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please inquire for details. The artwork is beautiful in a grim,nightmare inducing way. Wordier than most other Gorey strips.

Amphigorey (Amphigorey, #1) by Edward Gorey

The dark whimsy, alphabetical games, and silly wordplay only go so far this time around, but there are still a few gems, esp. Original pictorial cloth, in pictorial dust wrapper; enclosed in publishers slipcase, pictorial label. Les Urnes Utiles – A collection of different urns.

My first Gorey was The Gashlycrumb Tinies review here. So bizarre and addicting and brilliant and just plain other.

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The simplicity of the drawings is reassuringly unrealistic. Thanks for telling us about the problem. If you’re looking to get into Gorey, though, I’d recommend the first collection, Amphigoreybecause those pieces have stronger narratives ewdard will let you edwqrd accustomed to Gorey’s style and sense of humor. May 04, Calista rated it it was amazing Shelves: The writing is remarkably original and this sure seems a lot like Monty Python.

It really sticks out on the black backgrounds, but is more subtle on aphigorey white or grey ones, often looking like a business card lying on the ground.

If you, like me, prefer to curl up in your dark, mucus-lined lair on sunny afternoons; if listening to Joy Division is your idea of a rousing bout of good cheer; and if your great love of children, like mine, extends to cartoon depictions of them being felled by accidents and homicide, then this is your book.


I have no idea how this man got published in the 50s accept he was so good. Taut, with the suspense of a well-timed mystery, “Amphigorey Also” is a lively literary romp Amphigrey enjoyed for its aesthetic and pictorial assets. To ask other readers questions about Amphigoreyplease sign up. Earbrass, of the Maugham-esque moustache, is a full-time author who doesn’t want for money. Just reading about murders and people dying of unnatural causes was just a treat amphigorsy me to read since I love reading really morbid stories with effective illustrations!

I’m als a fan of Gorey and can’t wait to read the other ‘Amphigorey’ books. I am a fan of Edward Gorey and will read more of his works: The highlight of this book was “The Sopping Thursday,” the most powerful story of a man losing his umbrella you will ever see.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Tuning Fork – Cautionary tale? Gorej you do, you have a treasure chest of the bizarre and humorously twisted to revisit for a lifetime.

They have completely and accurately predicted her day every time she has used them. Alternately nightmarish and favorable the nostalgic way Gorey depicted his “characters” also reminded me of “Steampunk Fashion” and “Victoriana”.

This collection is a perfect place to start. The Wuggly Ump seems like a cute nursery rhyme; it’s all fun and games until someone gets eaten! As always, Gorey’s drawings work hand in hand with his words.

Though the Fetishist fits the early 21st century maxim: 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.