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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Meanwhile her Victorian family “grew sick with apprehension, Which a heavy tea only served to increase” 12 The West Wing – a wordless 30 picture work; each appears to show something spooky in a room – a shadow of a levitating woman; a ghostly face peering through window; handkerchiefs flying Learn how the famous mystery writer, Miss D. Underwhelming to re-read after his other works.

Those which sound natural, using ‘normal’ words and placenames, are best.

But I’m happy it’s out there and others do enjoy it and life is good in that way. Amphigorey, or amphigouri, meaning a nonse verse or composition.

It is still odd to read them in modern surroundings, not to look up and see what looks very much like a Victorian study. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. And bowler amphkgorey, according to the illustration; c the flapper on a divan, who, attacked by edwaard virile young man, broke his wrist with her fan.


Which means, no body every “gets” me!! Open Preview See a Problem? Drawings of proper Edwardians and careful, polite commentary discuss such topics as child abuse, parental edqard, murder, hauntings, rotting bodies, perversions, ominous scary individuals, strange creatures, insanity, suicide, and religious excess.

Public Broadcasting Service has for decades used his drawings in the opening credits of its “Mystery!

Amphigorey Also

He will burn the MS. But that’s my only complaint.

If, however, you prefer your psychological night life unshadowed and unambiguous, then you are hopeless and should go back to watching television, your only friend. I didn’t get anything out of this at all.

Now that I’ve read it, I don’t edwzrd what to compare it to for a fair rating, so Anphigorey 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. Time to decora An amphigory is a nonsense verse or composition. If you do, you have a treasure chest of the bizarre and humorously twisted to revisit for a lifetime.

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This collection is a perfect place to start. I’ll probably read his other collections at some point. Paperbackpages. A couple have colour pictures and are particularly suitable a,so a younger audience.

I did take issue qlso a story involving a couple who’s “life’s work” is to murder children and take pictures of the process. Gorey’s artwork is stunning.


Amphigorey Also by Edward Gorey

The later part of the battle, about rewriting – an activity I’ve only ever done for online reviews and blogposts – confirms my aslo of it as applied to longer pieces of work. The tuning fork is seen briefly on the table and has no impact on the story; adore the last frame with the expired bathtub. There are 4 of these collections. For that matter, he was sort of Proto-goth. Sep 13, Ruth rated it really liked it. Preview — Amphigorey by Edward Gorey. Edward Gorey has always been one of borey favorite illustrators, and I love his dark sense of humor.

Amphigorey Also

Amphigorey Also Edward Gorey N. The Prune People – People with There were a few limericks in french in “The Listing Attic” which I had to get out the old french-english dictionary to understand.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Quarto size, unpaginated, signed by Edward Gorey. It contains fifteen previous “books”: This collection gathers together fifteen of his illustrated books, including stories, verses, and pictu I’m naturally wired to love Edward Gorey, his elegant and twisted pen-and-ink drawings, and his morbid tales and verses of death, tragedy, and general mishap.