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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Each story is told with various black and white drawings.

Amphigorey (Amphigorey, #1) by Edward Gorey

Not everyone appreciates or enjoys the macabre, even cynical flavor of Gorey and his gorgeous art, but ampigorey you have a taste for the Gothic and a love of the morbid and bleak, as I do, then you need more Gorey in your life. My favorites are “The Hapless Child” and the A-to-Z stories that could be for children – if you wanted your children to have nightmares.

Yes, I enjoy the sinister, the gloom, and macabre.

If anyone likes soundtracks for their reading, I made a Pandora station for music I thought would fit Edward Gorey. The story was a surprise and a delight if you can be delighted by a dark twist. In reading the 15 tales in Amphigory, I thought they were quite poetic, in a Monty Python sort of way. But what amaze me is that how exward and simple but not so harmful can bugged you A LOT and make you feel uncomfortable. Although kudos for writing a few of them in French.

Why is there no fire? If you do, you have a treasure chest of the bizarre and humorously twisted to revisit for a lifetime. One ‘story’ is wordless. So, it’s weird but also hmm I love how bizarre and haunting his works are. Only child Drusilla, 11, a holiday abroad with her parents, and a memory years later. His stories sometimes starts very slowly and edwars BAM! I have no idea how this man got published in the 50s accept he was so good.


And I just immediately connected with this weird little man. The edwqrd book of 15, “The Unstrung Harp,” describes the writing process of novelist Mr.

At times quite scary things occur, but as in many Gorey tales, don’t expect a conclusion My first Gorey was The Gashlycrumb Tinies review here. Feb amphigoeey, Tamsen rated it really liked it Shelves: The elliptical heads and static, Victorian bodies that Gorey drew almost 40 years ago are seen in many artists’ illustrations in this new century.

This was simply a fun read for “blah” day! I would rather not find it superfluous, and a sort of exploitative but classy misery-porn, but for some reason I do.

Amphigorey Too by Edward Gorey | : Books

Jun 04, Anthony Vacca rated it it was amazing. Jan 16, Zedsdead rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The Listing Attic is a series of stand-alone dark limericks, mostly in English though a few are in French.

Return to Forey Page. This is excellently creepy. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

a,phigorey Earbrass, of the Maugham-esque moustache, is a full-time author who doesn’t want for money. And his twisted, creepy sense of humor is just my cup of tea not everyone’s cup, I know. There’s no narrative or story, but I found it grew on me the more I looked at it.


The Sinking Spell – classically Gorey lacunae: A kind of satire on children’s stories and their conventions but with a different, less pleasant, ending from usual.

That is totally this book and the 15 stories included in it. This is a favorite line of mine: I loved this book! Published January 28th by TarcherPerigee first published Oct 05, Dan rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The simplicity of the drawings is amphigordy unrealistic. Amphigorey, or amphigouri, meaning a nonse verse or composition.

Amphigorey Fifeteen Books By Edward Gorey

Nov 23, Ronyell rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Jan 10, Andy Culbertson rated it it was amazing. I’ve come across a few people who don’t know him by goreyy, but when they see his work, say “Ohh, this guy, I’ve seen this guy’s stuff before.

The only real exposure I’d had to him was his art for the Mystery! We start thumbing through it, and pretty soon we are snorting with laughter, the tears are running down our cheeks and we are creating a disturbance in the store without intending to. I can’t quite see the point of this now Those who believe they are unfamiliar with the prose and verse works of Edward Gorey aptly named: Jul 28, Tammie rated it really liked it Shelves: Those which sound natural, using ‘normal’ words and placenames, are best.