The Gashlycrumb Tinies: Or, After the Outing by Edward GoreyThe Gashlycrumb Tinies: Or, After the Outing by Edward Gorey

The Gashlycrumb Tinies: Or, After the Outing

byEdward Gorey

Hardcover | October 15, 1997

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A new, small-format edition of one of Edward Gorey's 'dark masterpieces of surreal morality' ( Vanity Fair ): a witty, disquieting journey through the alphabet.
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 Gashlycrumb Tinies: Or, After the OutingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:64 pages, 5 × 6 × 0.34 inPublished:October 15, 1997Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0151003084

ISBN - 13:9780151003082


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Short but perfectly formed Reading this book straight through will take you only a few minutes. That's why it should not just be read but savored. Pause with each letter. Ponder why some of the deaths seem funny and clever while other knock you with a BANG between the eyes. (Did someone named Kate do something bad to little Edward Gorey?) A real delight.
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dark and fun! Some seriously creative gore by Gorey. Definitely not for small kids. [
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourites! This book was my first introduction to Edward Gorey, and I believe I discovered it during my first year of university. It is an illustrated rhyming alphabet-book with a morbid twist as you can probably see from the illustrations on the front and back covers. Though this appears to be a children's picture-book it is very macabre and therefore better suited to older children and adults with a good sense of dark humour. For me this book sparked an interest in Edward Gorey and his other works, which I am still attempting to discover and collect, albeit slowly. This would be a great purchase or gift particularly around Halloween - in fact, I usually display this book with little skulls and potion bottles when decorating the living room for Halloween.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love I was recently introduced to the work of Edward Gorey and I fell in absolute love. This book remains as one of my favourites, considering it has the perfect mix of dark humour and simplicity that I love to see. Would absolutely recommend!
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gashlycrumbs I had never heard of The Gashlycrumb Tinies until a couple months ago when I read it on a poetry blog. I thought it was hilarious and I loved it! Yes, it's morbid and yes, it's not for everybody, but for the people with a darker sense of humor, well I highly recommend it! The drawings are amazing (I actually got out a magnifying glass) and it's just so funny and brilliant. My favorite: "E is for Ernest who choked on a peach." What's yours?
Date published: 2010-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A is for Amy who fell down the stairs ... If you have a sick and twisted sense of humor - this book is for you! Or if you know someone who doesn't like kids too much! Or even if you just want a small book to start conversation - this is definitely it! You will chuckle throughout and may just finding yourself repeating it when you meet someone new!
Date published: 2007-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from God I hate children!!! Children are awful, horrid litte creatures. (97% of them, anyway...) I work in a mall and I can assure you that anybody who wants kids has never worked retail! After a stressful day filled with screaming children and disrespectful little brats, I go home and read this marvelous tale and always feel much better. Highly therapeutic, and highly recommended.
Date published: 2006-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overwhelmingly Pleasurable Art Class My art teacher recently showed us this book as an example of pen and ink art. I read it a good five times in a row, and giggled madly. My art class now thinks I am sadisitc, but that's not the point. This book is pretty damn fly and way preferable to A is for Apple. Even though apple was my first word.
Date published: 2005-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Do Your Child a Favour! Gorey's miniature masterpiece, Gashlycrumb Tinies is the perfect deliciously dark cousin to all of the 'A is for...' animal books found in doctor's offices and nursery schools. We seem to forget, in our age of paranoid morality and political correctness, that children deal very well with dark subject matter (Brothers Grimm, Richard Scarry, Roald Dahl). They can tell fiction from reality better than most adults give them credit for, or sometimes can themselves! Put this one in your library, your kids will thank you later. Pick up the anthologies while you're at it... everyone young and old deserves to know Mr. Gorey's wonderful work.
Date published: 2003-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fascinating... quite marvelous as many will think that small pictured black & white drawings are old fashioned, this marvelous work by Edward Gorey surpassed me. with an ingenious conception, he provoked people using death and children into another way of viewing it: as humour. brilliant work to have.
Date published: 2003-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrifically twisted! It's clever and brilliantly illustrated. I've loved it for years!
Date published: 2002-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from * I absolutely adore Gorey's way of drawing. The Gashlycrumb Tinies has been my favorite for ages.
Date published: 2001-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stitches! This jazzy alphabetic poem had me rolling on the floor in stitches at the uniqueness and cleverness of each character's death. Truly a one of a kind.
Date published: 2000-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from C is for Carlo Beautifully drawn and very creative. Art for the eyes and ears.
Date published: 2000-03-03

Editorial Reviews

"A is for Amy who fell down the stairs. B is for Basil assaulted by bears. C is for Clara who wasted away. D is for Desmond thrown out of a sleigh..." The rhyming couplets of this grim abecedarian are familiar, of course, to devotees of macabre humor, but the darkly crosshatched drawings are (as Poe put it) "the soul of the plot." Several years went by during which The Gashlycrumb Tinies: Or, After the Outing was not available in a small hardcover edition like this one, which is the true format for Edward Gorey's specialty, the adult picture book.