The Curious Sofa: A Pornographic Work by Ogdred Weary by Edward GoreyThe Curious Sofa: A Pornographic Work by Ogdred Weary by Edward Gorey

The Curious Sofa: A Pornographic Work by Ogdred Weary

byEdward Gorey

Hardcover | January 11, 2001

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Gorey's naughty, hilarious travesty of lust, now reissued in a special gift edition. 'A master of the genre of graphic storytelling and a brilliant draftsman' ( New York Times Book Review ).
Edward Gorey (1925-2000) wrote and illustrated such popular books as The Doubtful Guest, The Gashlycrumb Tinies, and The Headless Bust. He was also a very successful set and costume designer, earning a Tony Award for his Broadway production of Edward Gorey's Dracula. Animated sequences of his work have introduced the PBS series Mystery...
Title:The Curious Sofa: A Pornographic Work by Ogdred WearyFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:64 pages, 6 × 5 × 0.44 inShipping dimensions:6 × 5 × 0.44 inPublished:January 11, 2001Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0151003076

ISBN - 13:9780151003075

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Curiously K*nky If you liked Gorey's other work, and have a decent imagination, you'll enjoy this book. Not for children!
Date published: 2009-12-08

Editorial Reviews

As the New York Times writes of Edward Gorey, "His satires (often of tawdry Victorian mysteries) are not mere commentaries on the manners and mores of a distant age; they are inventive narratives about evil adults, mischievous children, illicit lovers and improbable beasts." Or, in the case of The Curious Sofa, improbable furniture. As Gorey tells us on the cover, this is "a pornographic work" (pornographic horror, in fact) with a picture on every page. And yet there's nary a nipple (nor a drop of blood) in sight.