The Haunted Looking Glass by Edward GoreyThe Haunted Looking Glass by Edward Gorey

The Haunted Looking Glass

byEdward GoreyIntroduction byEdward Gorey

Paperback | February 28, 2001

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The Haunted Looking Glass is the late Edward Gorey's selection of his favorite tales of ghosts, ghouls, and grisly goings-on. It includes stories by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, M. R. James, W. W. Jacobs, and L. P. Hartley, among other masters of the fine art of making the flesh creep, all accompanied by Gorey's inimitable illustrations.

W.F. HARVEY, "August Heat"
CHARLES DICKENS, "The Signalman"
L.P. HARTLEY, "A Visitor from Down Under"
R.H. MALDEN, "The Thirteenth Tree"
E. NESBIT, "Man-Size in Marble"
BRAM STOKER, "The Judge's House"
TOM HOOD, "The Shadow of a Shade"
W.W. JACOBS, "The Monkey's Paw,"
WILKIE COLLINS, "The Dream Woman"
M.R. JAMES, "Casting the Runes"
Edward Gorey (1925–2000) was born in Chicago. He studied briefly at the Art Institute of Chicago, spent three years in the army testing poison gas, and attended Harvard College, where he majored in French literature and roomed with the poet Frank O’Hara. In 1953 Gorey published The Unstrung Harp, the first of his many extraordinary boo...
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Title:The Haunted Looking GlassFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.7 inPublished:February 28, 2001Publisher:New York Review BooksLanguage:English

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Table of Contents



W.F. HARVEY, “August Heat”

CHARLES DICKENS, “The Signalman”

L.P. HARTLEY, “A Visitor from Down Under”

R.H. MALDEN, “The Thirteenth Tree”


E. NESBIT, “Man-Size in Marble”

BRAM STOKER, “The Judge’s House”

TOM HOOD, “The Shadow of a Shade”

W.W. JACOBS, “The Monkey’s Paw,”

WILKIE COLLINS, “The Dream Woman”

M.R. JAMES, “Casting the Runes”

Editorial Reviews

"A brilliant draftsman, Mr. Gorey has raised the crosshatch, a timeworn 19th century mannerism, into a timeless visual language….[His works] tickle the funny bone as they raise hair on the back of the neck." —The New York Times

"This delightfully eerie anthology…[is] a great entry into the warped sensibility that animated Gorey’s twisted genius." —Kirkus Reviews