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Saint Melissa the Mottled Hardcover – October 30, 2012
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About the Author
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.
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Top Customer Reviews
While I can certainly understand how death might conspire to decrease one's literary output and quality, I still do not know just what to make of the late Mr. Gorey's latest offering. What I do know is that many, perhaps even all, of this book's illustrations are a pastiche of recognizable Gorey art from numerous other sources. As to the story itself, I honestly have no idea what its source might be and a careful examination of both the front and backmatter fail to provide even a hint of where this seemingly unpolished bit of Goreyesque prose originated.
I suppose that speculation is pointless. As a fan of Gorey's work it would be interesting to discover how this project came to be but, try as I may, I could not find another review or back story.
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Edward Gorey would never have allowed his work to be published like this. As a collector of early Gorey editions, it is getting frustrating seeing publishing...Read more