An illustrated collection of 15 macabre short stories. In this gorgeously detailed volume, American artist and author Edward Gorey accents amphigory. This follow-up to the darkly humorous Amphigorey is wittier, more macabre, and more wondrous than ever. Master illustrator and iconic gothic. Documents Similar To Amphigorey – Edward Edward Gorey – The Fantod Tarot Deck. Uploaded by. Deyanira. Edward Gorey – The Iron Tonic.

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Some of it is quite grisly, and some of it is downright bawdy. Appears to feature Aunt Celia Bagthorpe as the mother.

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In fact, one of the reasons I read the book was to find out what kinds of stories would come from a mind that produced this art style. Amphigoey Doubtful Guest – typically cute and creepy and funny but not really horrific, in the setting of a country house; the classic image I have of Gorey.

Gorey was a very successful set and costume designer, earning a Tony Award for his Broadway production gofey Dracula.

Mar 06, PorshaJo rated it really liked it Shelves: I have no idea how this man got published in the 50s accept he was so good.

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The children know that at his leisure He plans to have them come to harm. Droll and faintly spooky, his verse and stories will entertain older children and most adults for quite some time to come, I hope.

I started to think of it as pictures of random rooms in the wing at random times over many years. It’s so cynical I’ve wanted to read an Edward Gorey since I got Christmas cards one year with his illustrations. He attended a variety of local grade schools and then the Francis W. I’ve wanted to read an Edward Gorey since I got Christmas cards one year with his illustrations.

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 Snicket.


Amphigorey (Amphigorey, #1) by Edward Gorey

The title page illustration for “The Gashlycrumb Tinies” reminded me of the original Slender Man images. Nov 21, Kimberly edwwrd it really liked it Shelves: To ask other readers questions about Amphigoreyplease sign up. In this volume, there is a collection of fifteen stories written by Edward Gorey and they include: As always, Gorey’s painstakingly cross-hatched pen and ink drawings are perfectly suited to his oddball verse and prose.

I was surprised by how much whimsy he mixed in with the darkness. The Remembered Visit – my favourite in the whole book. Want to Read saving…. The peaks and troughs of the initial creative process as detailed here are just as familiar from activities like cooking new recipes, DIY, creating databases, packing and unpacking, as from more obviously related ones like university essays.

Earbrass, of the Maugham-esque moustache, is a full-time author who does Having got the personal significance out of the way when I wrote about Amphigorey Alsoit’s now much easier to concentrate on Gorey qua Gorey.


We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. 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. But I’m happy it’s out there and others do enjoy it and life is good in that way.

In this collection though the stories are not all BAM! If Shel Silverstein witnessed one edwwrd many crimes going unpunished and took a dark turn, this is what he would sound like.

Jan 10, Andy Culbertson rated it it was amazing. Now in retirement we have had to sell the collection, a great loss. The descriptions and illustrations rely wholly on inference and imagination, and thus are all the funnier.

It’s the perfect start to the collection. edwwrd


His works dating back to the s have been collected in the Amphigorey series of books. In later years he illustrated many amphigorry books by John Bellairs, as well as books in several series begun by Bellairs and continued by other authors after his death. Funny, dark, occasionally provoking a thrill of anxiety that comes from staring at a door opened just a crack, and terror at what amphigore leaps therefrom, these 15 books-in-one are like lit If you, like me, prefer to curl up in your dark, mucus-lined lair on sunny afternoons; if listening to Joy Division is your idea of a rousing bout of good cheer; and if your great love of children, like mine, extends to cartoon depictions of them being felled by edwarx and homicide, then this is your book.

And I loved this book! He will burn the MS. The writing isn’t great or anything. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. The artwork is beautiful in a grim,nightmare inducing way. Not everyone appreciates or enjoys the macabre, even cynical flavor of Gorey and his gorgeous art, but if you have a taste for the Gothic and a love of the morbid and bleak, as I do, then you need more Gorey in your life.

Those which sound natural, using ‘normal’ words and placenames, are best. Always gives me a grin and a chuckle. Frances Hodgson Burnett with an unhappy ending. Yes, I bought this from a garage sale for one stinkin’ dollar. 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.

I like the way there are many possible interpretations. Although kudos for writing a few of them in French.

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