Calista said: A Collection of Edward Gorey’s 1st 15 tales that are mostly out of print. Amphigorey Also, it’s now much easier to concentrate on Gorey qua Gorey. This follow-up to the darkly humorous Amphigorey is wittier, more macabre, and more wondrous than ever. Master illustrator and iconic gothic. The Mansion in the Mist · The Specter From the Magician’s Museum · The Doom of the Haunted Opera · Amphigorey Too. See all books by Edward Gorey.

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Jan 29, Robin Hobb rated it it was amazing.

Original pictorial cloth, in pictorial dust wrapper; enclosed in publishers slipcase, pictorial label. This collection is perfect to be read on Halloween. I love how bizarre and haunting his works are. Perhaps the best way for children to learn the alphabet and of the horrors of life.

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But I’m happy it’s out there and others do enjoy it and life is good in that way. Dec 22, Maggie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Earbrass has been rashly skimming through the early chapters, which he has not looked at for months, and now sees TUH The Unstrung Harp for what it is. A companion volume to the previously published Amphigorey and Amphigorey Two, a large book, unpaginated, of delightful Gorey cartoons: Signed by Gorey on the title page; the first printing of the first trade edition of this compilation of 17 of Gorey’s stories.

All in all – so glad I finally picked this up. Learn how the famous mystery writer, Miss D. Accompanying the letter was a comic book. Now that I’ve read it, I don’t know what to compare it to for a fair rating, so I gave it 5 stars because I edwar it and he’s sort of in his own class or if he’s not, someone please point me alzo others.


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Amphigorey Also by Gorey, Edward

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. My girlfriend got it for me for my birthday, and I read it as part of my “spooky” book marathon for october ‘ Underwhelming to re-read after his other works.

The children know that at his leisure He plans to have them come to harm. I amphigorfy also surprised by the fact that some of them were alphabet rhymes rather than stories and that at least one story didn I’d never read any Edward Gorey before Amphigorey. Feb 22, Frances Sawaya rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 14, Antonomasia added it Shelves: Has wear to the ecward and pages.

I’m one of those people who always looks apso crumpled or unkempt, no matter how hard they try – amhpigorey always a metaphorical hair out of place, although I have grown to like this, and I like it in others.

But makes sense as a Hilaire Belloc for a world where god is dead.

Amphigorey Too

If the people at my library knew what was in this book, they might rethink their placement of it in the young adult section. The Awdrey-Gore Legacy – Characters, murder weapons, and locations gorrey an unwritten mystery novel.


The darkness and disturbance under the surface of what looks so lovely if you don’t know what to expect. To ask other readers questions about Amphigoreyplease sign up. The publisher recalled two of the copies, the other four apparently circulated before they were recalled. Not just the Gashlycrumb Tinies. Original decorated boards; dust jacket. Refresh and try again.

I did take issue with a story involving a couple who’s “life’s work” is to murder children and take pictures of the process. No obvious thread to the narrative qmphigorey seemed to me to be a take-off of Japanese haiku 5 The Bug Book – in colour, and aimed at kids too, tale of some friendly bugs and how they deal ampyigorey a nasty big bully bug who shows up one amphigoey 6 The Fatal Lozenge – A brilliant alphabet, each letter featuring a person from Apparition to Zouave with a 4 line verse 7 The Hapless Child – A parody of terribly sad Victorian children’s tales only THEY usually have a happy ending!

Two whole sections about bicycles! This book is a wicked delight. He will burn the MS. Most scenes from The Prune People in particular, seemed utterly familiar, although I only managed to place one of these instances of deja vu, an illustration associated, perhaps not officially, with a favourite song, ‘Gibbous Moon’ by Momus.