When humongous hairy bugs, and a sinister strangling snake take charge, famished carnivorous plants, ferocious fruit-guarding bears, the family's ominous feelings turn to full-on panic—but where's the exit?Edward Gorey leads us through this nefarious garden with a light step. They soon realize their mistake, as harrowing sounds and evidence of foul play emerge.
Whatever the interpretation, it's a prime example of the iconic storytelling genius that is Edward Gorey. Great-uncle franz, beside the lake, Is being strangled by a snake. The peaches, apples, plums, and pearsAre guarded by ferocious bears. Alexa watches while her auntIs pulled feet first inside a plant. A happy, naive family enters the Evil Garden free admission! to spend a sunny afternoon in its inviting landscape, lush with exotic trees and flowers.
His unmistakable drawings paired with engaging couplets produce giggles, not gasps. Pomegranate Communications. Perhaps the evil garden is a morality tale; perhaps it's simply an enigmatic entertainment.
The Doubtful Guest
A vaguely sinister comedy of manners by beloved artist edward gorey Told in a set of fourteen rhyming couplets, dressed rather ordinarily in sneakers and a scarf, outdoor creature, mysterious, The Doubtful Guest is the story of a solemn, who appears on a winter night at a family's Victorian home and never leaves again.
Gorey's eerie and charming illustrations accompany the verses, making this an enjoyably strange and strangely enjoyable read for all ages.
The Gashlycrumb Tinies
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. Houghton Mifflin.
The Hapless Child
Pomegranate Communications. The little girl's journeiy is perfect fodder for edward Gorey's brilliant penwork, so detailed and perfectly wrought that it's hard to believe he could master these images at such a small size the illustrations reproduced in the book ar the same size as his original drawings.
The hapless child is widely regarded as one of Gorey's best books; happily it is now back in print after an absence of many years, so that we can all enjoy weeping for CHarlotte Sophia again. And again, and again. This sorry tale of petite Charlotte Sophia's catastrophic, short life is classic Gorey. The poor child is orphaned and treated mercilessly by schoolmates and ruffians alike, and only barely survives--for a time, anyway--by the skin of her baby teeth.
Even her doll suffers a grusome end. Houghton Mifflin.
12 Terrors of Christmas
Edward goreys off-kilter depictions of Yuletide mayhem and John Updikes wryly jaundiced text examine a dozen Christmas traditions with a decidedly wheezy ho-ho-ho. Santa: The Man. Houghton Mifflin. 1. Loose-fitting nylon beard, cheap red suit, fake optical twinkle, funny rummy smell when you sit on his lap. If hes such a big shot, why is he drawing unemployment for eleven months of the year? Something scary and off-key about him, like one of those Stephen King clowns.
. Used book in Good Condition. Pomegranate Communications.
The Epiplectic Bicycle
Harcourt Brace and Company. Now available in a special gift edition. Stylish and inventive” Edward Gorey New York Observer. Pomegranate Communications. Houghton Mifflin. Used book in Good Condition. A charming burlesque concerning an intrepid voyage of epic proportions by the “incredibly sophisticated.
Amphigorey: Fifteen Books
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. 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" Houghton Mifflin.
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. An illustrated collection of 15 macabre short stories. Perigee Books. Pomegranate Communications. Harcourt Brace and Company. Used book in Good Condition.
A Halloween Treat
A short vignette, published in book form for the very first time, it will be an undiscovered delight for Gorey fanatics. Used book in Good Condition. Perigee Books. Houghton Mifflin. Turn the book over to its back cover to read from the other direction, and you'll delve into a collection of Gorey's ghosts, curated from his extensive oeuvre.
Charmingly spooky, these ghastly phantasms come in all shapes and sizes--the perfect thing to curl up with on a chilling Halloween night. Harcourt Brace and Company. A halloween treat was published in Family Circle in the late 1980's and hasn't resurfaced since. Pomegranate Communications. This is that story's first appearance in book form.
In a halloween treat, kids and cats go trick or treating, and gather loot that might be tricks--or perhaps the best treat imaginable: their very own monsters.
Here we have collected some of the best monster drawings in a delectable hardback edition. In the vein of the great edward gorey and maurice sendak's where The Wild Things Are, an irresistible little book of monster drawings, all on office stationeryJohn Kenn Mortensen's pen is full of wonderfully creepy monsters which crawl onto sticky yellow note pads when darkness falls.
Random House UK. Perigee Books. Pomegranate Communications. Harcourt Brace and Company. Used book in Good Condition. Houghton Mifflin.
The Fantod Pack by Edward Gorey
Used book in Good Condition. Pomegranate Communications. Random House UK. Edward gorey's trademark sense of impending doom is nowhere more darkly humorous than in this, his version of a tarot card deck. Used book in Good Condition. Harcourt Brace and Company. Box size is 3 1/16 x 5 5/16 x 3/4 inches. Perigee Books.
Houghton Mifflin. The 32-page booklet provides interpretation of the cards courtesy of one madame Groeda Weyrd, Floating Tambourines, among a shelf of other works, who Gorey tells us 'is of mixed Finnish and Egyptian extraction, has devoted her life to divination, a collection of esoteric verse, and is the author of, and The Future Speaks Through Entrails.
Who but gorey to make mirth from a kaleidoscope of catastrophe?Twenty 2 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch cards and a 32-page interpretive booklet in a decorative box. Each of the 20 cards forecasts a list of outcomes for the user ranging from the merely unpleasant loss of hair, thwarted ambitions to the downright horrible catarrh, breakage, spasms, shriveling.
The Haunted Tea-Cosy: A Dispirited and Distasteful Diversion for Christmas
Harcourt Brace and Company. Random House UK. Gorey has never been funnier or more “impossible to resist” Boston Herald than in this peculiar retelling of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. Houghton Mifflin. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Perigee Books. Pomegranate Communications.