Calista said: A Collection of Edward Gorey’s 1st 15 tales that are mostly out of print. Amphigorey Also, it’s now much easier to concentrate on Gorey qua Gorey. This follow-up to the darkly humorous Amphigorey is wittier, more macabre, and more wondrous than ever. Master illustrator and iconic gothic. The Mansion in the Mist · The Specter From the Magician’s Museum · The Doom of the Haunted Opera · Amphigorey Too. See all books by Edward Gorey.

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Children meeting horrible ends,frightening monsters,human and otherwise. Although it may come across as being o Overall, I enjoyed this book.

Amphigorey Also by Edward Gorey

amphigorry Those who believe they are unfamiliar with the prose and verse works of Edward Gorey aptly named: The drawings and alphabets are all pretty standard Gorey The Green Beads – Short and pointless, and that’s saying something.

If anyone likes soundtracks for their reading, I made a Pandora station for music I thought would fit Edward Gorey. Whether Edward Gorey was inspired by his own name is a question I would like see answered. So, it’s weird but also hmm That said, the illustrations for some of the stories were drawn less carefully than I was hoping, and I’m not sure it was a stylistic choice. Amphigorey Too, Also and Again. Find Rare Eddard Book Value. It’s so cynical from the perspective of a writer that it makes the reader step back from every story edwagd examine it from this point of view.

Amphigorey Also Gorey, Edward Harcourt, Just evward I was to Dorothy Parker. Nov 21, Kimberly rated it really liked it Shelves: There was a young woman whose stammer Was atrocious, alsk so was her grammar; But they were not improved When her husband was moved To knock out her teeth with a hammer.

The Loathsome Couple – A couple who murders children. And this, again, gifted from Dad in the 70’s at which point I didn’t appreciate it at all. They do give an excellent overview of Gorey’s favourite topics – that he does write more than just the usual gothic Edwardian aristos, and malevolent relatives who inspired Lemony Gory. His knack for rhythm and diction is to be admired and should be studied by anyone who wants to learn a thing or three about how to craft a sentence with gusto and panache.


Jul 28, Tammie rated it really liked it Shelves: The collection ends with the truly poignant The Remembered Visita story about memory, missed opportunity, and the finiteness of life.

Amphigorey Also

Jan 14, Antonomasia added it Shelves: My favorites are “The Hapless Child” and the A-to-Z stories that could be for children – if you wanted your children to have nightmares.

But I’m happy it’s out there and others do enjoy it and life is good in that way.

Some are for writers — “The Unstrung Harp” should probably be read by every writer and starts off this collection in any interesting way. As much as I love Gorey’s work, this book shows his tendency to return to the same wells one too many times.

We were rooting around together one afternoon looking for folk songs believe it or not, kids, those used to be hugely popular in the old daysand she wandered off in search of curiosities. Feb 26, Tamsen rated it really liked it Shelves: Somehow the extreme darkness of the subject shows that there is esward of the true horror of events in all the other stories, which are received more cutely. There’s no narrative or story, but I found it grew on me the more I looked at slso.

Inscription on front free endaper: May 04, Calista rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Hapless Child is a tragic story of the Victorian “poor orphan” variety that culminates in the most melodramatic and fatal of ways, a dark revisiting of “A Little Princess” by Francis Hodgson Burnett.

Frances Hodgson Burnett with an unhappy ending.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. If you’re looking to get into Gorey, though, I’d recommend the first collection, Amphigoreybecause those pieces have stronger narratives and will let you get accustomed to Gorey’s style and sense of humor. That is totally this book and the 15 stories included in it. HarcourtBrace Jovanovich. But those looking for strange and unusual and amphigordy, this is for you. An amphigory is a nonsense verse or composition.


Gorey’s maternal great-grandmother, Helen St. B is for blabla Gorey through the animated amphigoreyy of Mystery as hosted by Vincent Price, I believe. Not only is his art gripping, hilarious, inexplicable, and just a little creepy in a schadenfreude sort of way, amphgorey the terse, lean writing is perfect.

I was also surprised by the fact that some of them were alphabet rhymes rather than stories and that at least one story didn I’d never read any Edward Gorey before Amphigorey.

Amphigorey Also

Public Broadcasting Service has for decades used his drawings in the opening credits of its “Mystery! This volume contains The Gashlycrumb Tinies. Not that they made any more sense, amphigordy at least they were constrained to an orderly array of letters.

The precision of the words and art bound up with an overwhelming effort, fumbling in the dusk, to say and write the right thing, and the annoyance and coldness a small error may bring. Jun 03, James Akphigorey rated it liked it Shelves: Pictorial cloth boards with 12 blocks showing fantastical letters on both edwars and back boards, whimsical endpapers with “Left Endpaper” and “Right Endpaper” stated surrounded by flying creatures, signed by Gorey on the title page above his printed name which has a line drawn through it as is his usual; 11″ tall, unpaginated with leaves total, a few of the stories are in three colors or full color.