Amphigorey: Fifteen Books by Edward GoreyAmphigorey: Fifteen Books by Edward Gorey

Amphigorey: Fifteen Books

byEdward Gorey

Paperback | January 28, 1980

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An illustrated collection of 15 macabre short stories.
 
In this gorgeously detailed volume, American artist and author Edward Gorey accents amphigory (nonsense verse or composition) with his signature cross-hatched pen-and-ink drawings. A mix of poetry and prose, light-hearted and decidedly more morbid storytelling, the book is sure to satisfy both fans of art and lovers of short stories alike.
 
Stories included:
"The Unstrung Harp"
"The Listing Attic"
"The Doubtful Guest"
"The Object Lesson"
"The Bug Book"
"The Fatal Lozenge"
"The Hapless Child"
"The Curious Sofa"
"The Willowdale Handcar"
"The Gashlycrumb Tinies"
"The Insect God"
"The West Wing"
"The Wuggly Ump"
"The Sinking Spell"
"The Remembered Visit"
Edward Gorey, known for his unsettling pen-and-ink drawings with a Victorian flair, wrote and illustrated such books as The Doubtful Guest, The Gashlycrumb Tinies, and The Headless Bust. He was also the illustrator for the bestselling Lewis Barnavelt series by John Bellairs. Gorey was a very successful set and costume designer, earning...
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Title:Amphigorey: Fifteen BooksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 11 × 8 × 0.5 inPublished:January 28, 1980Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399504338

ISBN - 13:9780399504334

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A macabre delight .. Edward Gorey's work is an acquired taste, but once you develop a liking for it, there's no turning back. Gorey's twisted tale of the varied horrible demises of little Edwardian children, _The Gashlycrumb Tinies_ is classic. One caveat -- if his stories were films, they'd be rated PG .. perhaps some are better suited to an adult audience as they would prove to be too frightening for children.
Date published: 2000-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A macabre delight .. Edward Gorey's work is an acquired taste, but once you develop a liking for it, there's no turning back. Gorey's twisted tale of the varied horrible demises of little Edwardian children, _The Gashlycrumb Tinies_ is classic. One caveat -- if his stories were films, they'd be rated PG .. perhaps some are better suited to an adult audience as they would prove to be too frightening for children.
Date published: 2000-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from classic gorey Initally i just considered these amusing, (delightfully) twisted little stories. Now that i've got a 3 month old god-daughter to read these to, they take on a new depth. She most enjoyed "the bug book" and "the wuggly ump".
Date published: 1999-12-20