Many of Gorey's tales involve untimely deaths and dreadful mishaps, but much like tragic Irish ballads with their perky rhythms and melodies, they come off as strangely lighthearted. "The Gashlycrumb Tinies," for example, begins like this: "A is for AMY who fell down the stairs, B is for BASIL assaulted by bears," and so on. An eccentric, funny book for either the uninitiated or diehard Gorey fans.
This is a fine collection of Edward Gorey's works. These books were published between 1953 and 1965 when Gorey was still quite young. Read morePublished 8 days ago by BirdieTracy
a hit as xmas gift for another similarly warped sense of humor friend. gorey is a genius of darkness and whimsyPublished 1 month ago by jean e jones
The stories this anthology contains are in order as follows:
The Unstrung Harp, The Listing Attic, The Doubtful Guest, The Object-Lesson, The Bug Book, The Fatal... Read more
This is Edward Gorey's work. That is already an enough reason to make you buy this one.Published 2 months ago by Kim Cano
I love Edward Gorey. I have some of his work tattooed on me. My children will definitely grow up being very familiar with his work. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Joe Mellace
This book provides a satisfying outlet for my appetite for a all things morbid. Never again will I have to troll the morgue.Published 3 months ago by ye fan