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Edward St. John Gorey (1925-2000), a truly prodigious and original artist, gave to the world more than one hundred works, including The Gashlycrumb Tinies, The Doubtful Guest, and The Wuggly Ump; prize-winning set and costume designs for theater productions from Cape Cod to Broadway; and a remarkable number of illustrations in publications such as the New Yorker and the New York Times. Gorey's masterful pen-and-ink illustrations and his ironic, offbeat humor have brought him critical acclaim and an avid following throughout the world.
I can't get enough of the late Edward Gorey's writing! His wit and wisdom live on as more people are introduced to the crazy quilt mind that produced these enchanting little... Read morePublished on October 7, 2013 by PamC
I'm very disappointed with this. Some of the illustrations have been used in other books by Gorey. I now will not buy anything published after his death!Published on July 17, 2013 by Susan Jane Rudich
Not the best Gorey in terms of ambiguous text and subtext, and fewer surprises in the drawings, but any Gorey is a good Gorey.Published on April 24, 2013 by Bildik II
Arrived quickly, in new shrink wrapping,pristine pages. Not a happy story if you think you are going to get one this time,remember even the children die in the Gasslycrumb Tinnies,... Read morePublished on February 8, 2013 by MAL
It was a gift. Giftee seemed very happy with it. I haven't read it yet but will when I finish with my book presents-and get it on loan from giftee.Published on January 4, 2013 by ann f
This is a delightful book; great words. Fun to read over again and again. If you like Gorey, buy this book.Published on November 27, 2012 by Louise Cummins