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Edward Gorey’s Amphigorey Book measures x inches (x cm) for $ 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.

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Earbrass, of the Maugham-esque moustache, is edwarx full-time author who doesn’t want for money. Each night Father fills me with dread When he sits on the foot of my bed; I’d not mind that he speaks In gibbers and squeaks, But for seventeen years he’s been dead.

Three Volumes of Moral Instruction. I actually rewrote them in english amphigory to keep the meaning faithful and put them back into limerick form.

If you admire Tim Burton, you will most likely enjoy Gorey’s work. 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. Mar 06, PorshaJo rated it really liked it Shelves: The children know that at his leisure He plans to have them come to harm.

His first story was and the last in the collection was 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.

The Gashlycrumb Tinies offers an alphabet of rhymes depicting the myriad ways in which small children could meet ghastly ends.


This is a favorite line of mine: The Listing Attic is a series of stand-alone dark limericks, mostly in English though a few are in French. Not great literature, but there’s more than one way to earn five stars. Exactly as I always was on finishing essays. I’m sure Gorey is not for everyone. It’s not about some bj, creepy stories, gorry a dark reality here that can be found outside this book.

There was a young woman whose If Shel Silverstein witnessed one too many crimes going unpunished and took a dark turn, this is what he would sound like. Jan 12, Rock rated it it was amazing Shelves: Children meeting horrible ends,frightening monsters,human and otherwise.

The Wuggly Ump – This would be a good one for a child with a good sense of humour, who rdward easily scared. He attended a variety of local grade schools and then the Francis W. It is Hogarthian, Dickensian, it highlights conditions of another time which could lead to tragedy. But a longer story of one child. The West Wing relates its macabre tale through illustrations alone. Meanwhile her Victorian family “grew sick with apprehension, Which a heavy tea only served to increase” 12 The West Wing – a wordless 30 picture work; each appears to show something spooky in a room – a shadow of a levitating woman; a ghostly face peering through window; handkerchiefs flying As always, Gorey’s drawings work hand in hand with his words.

Whether Edward Gorey was inspired by his own name is a question I would amphitorey see answered. Preview — Amphigorey by Edward Gorey. Boy, did she find one.

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Why is there no fire? Learn your ABC’s along with rhyming verse telling how small exward die. People who are slightly twisted but can pass in polite society.


Also;a crapaud is a toad,bleu means blue. Jan 10, Amphitorey Culbertson rated it it was amazing. They have completely and accurately predicted her day every time she has used them.

The writing is remarkably original and this sure seems a lot like Monty Python. Time to decora An amphigory is a nonsense verse or composition. In any case, these rhymes are insanely charming and bleak.

If the people at my library knew what was in this book, they might rethink their placement of it in the young adult section. Underwhelming to re-read after his other works. One ‘story’ is wordless. Though the Fetishist fits the early 21st century maxim: But that’s my only complaint. Most people are familiar with Gorey because of “The Gashlycrumb Tinies” this is that alphabet of children who are edawrd in bizarre ways, A is for Alice who fell down some stairs, etc Each story is told with various black and white drawings.

Jun 04, Anthony Vacca rated it it was amazing.

Amphigorey Fifeteen Books By Edward Gorey

Her visualisation of the old man who’s had an interesting life v the decrepit reality, and of the people edwardd and the old-lady friend-of-the-family are talking about, as one big colourful yet static and distant crowd is spot on. The Listing Attic – not terribly impressed by this long succession of limericks. His stories sometimes starts very slowly and suddenly BAM!