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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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Apr 25, Icats rated it it was amazing Shelves: I would rather not find it superfluous, and a sort of exploitative but classy misery-porn, but for some reason I do. Feb 22, Frances Sawaya rated it it was amazing Shelves: As Amohigorey mentioned before, there are many images of characters being killed or dying of unnatural causes and also, there are many stories where children are killed or are being mistreated that edsard be disturbing for young children.

The Proctor buys a pupil ices, And hopes the boy will not resist When he attempts to practise vices Few people even know exists. Apr 29, aPriL does feral sometimes rated it it was amphhigorey Shelves: The children know that at his leisure He plans to have them come from harm.

Amphigorey, or amphigouri, meaning a nonse verse or composition.

Return to Book Page. No trivia or quizzes yet. The story was a surprise and a delight if you can be delighted by a dark twist. I’ve wanted to read an Edward Gorey since I got Christmas cards one year with his illustrations.

The collection ends with the truly poignant The Remembered Visita story about memory, missed opportunity, and the finiteness of life. Just edwward about murders and people dying of unnatural causes was just a treat for me to read since I love reading really morbid stories with effective illustrations!


Funny, dark, occasionally provoking a thrill of anxiety that comes from staring at a door opened just a crack, and terror at what finally leaps therefrom, these 15 books-in-one are like lit If you, like me, prefer to curl up in your dark, bj lair on sunny afternoons; if listening to Joy Division is your idea of a rousing bout of good cheer; and if your great love of children, like mine, extends to cartoon depictions of them being felled by accidents and homicide, then this is your book.

Exactly as I always was on finishing essays. I can’t quite see the point of this now Jun 09, K. Preview — Amphigorey by Edward Gorey. Refresh and try again.

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But a longer story of one child. Quotes from Amphigorey – Fift And this, again, gifted from Dad in the 70’s at which point I didn’t appreciate it at all. 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 liked it amlhigorey he’s sort of in his own class or if he’s not, someone please point me to others.

Those which sound natural, using ‘normal’ b and placenames, are best. An incautious young woman named Venn Was seen with the wrong sort of men; She vanished one day, But the following May Her legs were retrieved from a fen.

Only child Drusilla, 11, a holiday abroad with her parents, and a memory years later. He must be mad to go edwarr enduring the unexquisite agony of writing when it all turns out drivel.


Amphigorey Fifeteen Books By Edward Gorey

Oct 08, Brenna rated it really liked it. Her recollections of the event: I’ll probably read his other collections at some point. I have no idea how this man got published edwagd the 50s accept he was so good. I actually rewrote them in english trying to keep the meaning faithful and put them back into limerick form.

That is totally this book and the 15 stories included in it.

There was a young woman whose stammer Was atrocious, and so was her grammar; But they were not improved When her husband was moved To knock out her teeth with a hammer. It’s not about some silly, creepy stories, there’s a dark reality here that can be found outside this book.

Amphigorey (Amphigorey, #1) by Edward Gorey

Trivia About Amphigorey Amphi Now in retirement we have had to sell the collection, a great loss. Gorey’s maternal great-grandmother, Helen St.

He was rocking the goth style before a angsty teenager powdered their face, put on eyeliner and pressed play on a Cure tape, just to commune with the darkness. See amphiborey questions about Amphigorey….

These show why his work has aged so well as – besides the mainstreaming of the gothic, he hits the right political notes for his likely, young ,readers now: I’m certainly a fan of Gorey and can’t wait to read the other ‘Amphigorey’ books.