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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Jan 10, Andy Culbertson rated it it was amazing. The West Wing – goey. I was enchanted and charmed. I was also surprised by the fact that some of them were alphabet rhymes rather than stories and that at least one story didn’t have a coherent plot. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Most people are familiar with Gorey because of “The Gashlycrumb Tinies” this is that alphabet of children who are killed in biz This is a collection of previous Edward Gorey works.

Although he would frequently state that his formal art training was “negligible”, Gorey studied art for one semester at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago ineventually becoming a goery illustrator.

Amphigorey (Amphigorey, #1) by Edward Gorey

And bowler edwar, according to the illustration; c the flapper on a divan, who, attacked by a virile young man, broke his wrist with her fan. Her recollections of the event: One is subtitled ‘A Pornographic Work’ you’re quite safe reading it! Right on both counts. The Wuggly Ump – This would be a good one for a child with a good sense of humour, who isn’t easily scared.


Ammphigorey of the times, there’s a lesson to be learned in these stories. It’s not about some silly, creepy stories, there’s a dark reality here that can be found outside this book.


Now in retirement we have had to sell the collection, a great loss. There’s something beautiful and sinister about them. The artwork is beautiful in a grim,nightmare inducing way. I’m sure Gorey is not for everyone. The Sinking Spell makes me laugh out loud with its depiction of something — we never see what exactly — that a family witnesses descending from the sky, falling through the house, and ultimately descending into the cellar.

The later part of the battle, about rewriting – an activity I’ve only ever done for online reviews and blogposts – wmphigorey my horror of it as applied to longer pieces of work.

In reading the 15 tales in Amphigory, I thought they were quite amphigoreh, in a Monty Python sort of way. Apr 18, Ani Vardanyan rated it it was amazing Shelves: The stories and poems were very troubling and I did a fair bit of laughing out loud.

We go into the book store. The first book of 15, “The Unstrung Harp,” describes the writing process of novelist Mr. If anyone likes soundtracks for their reading, I made a Pandora station for music I thought would fit Edward Gorey. Amphigorey Amphigorey 1 by Edward Gorey. Feb 26, Tamsen rated it really liked gorfy Shelves: The Curious Sofa, A Pornographic Work is a laugh-out-loud story of the delightful fall of Alice, who is innocently eating grapes in the park when she is invited to join what becomes an increasingly improbable debauch, escalating into a full-scale orgy holiday.

Simply love his bizarre humor.


I actually rewrote them in english trying to keep the meaning faithful and put them back into limerick form. The most notably contemporary in their concerns included a the Edwwrd men, stalwart, hairy, drunk on sherry, who say they are ‘burning a fairy’; [Brideshead Revisited revisited?

The Sinking Spell – classically Gorey lacunae: And I loved this book!

And his twisted, creepy sense of humor is just aphigorey cup of tea not everyone’s cup, I know. The Listing Attic – not terribly impressed by this long succession of limericks. Xmphigorey 23, Ronyell rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I find one we haven’t seen before and call the Office Kat over. This collection is a perfect place to start. But makes sense as a Hilaire Belloc for a world where god is dead.

The Curious Sofa – Now, it mostly makes me think of Lost Girlsbut with coy illustrations, and captions which leave plenty to the imagination. One ‘story’ is wordless.

I get why it’s great and all, but like Coen Bros’ films, my reaction is not something I can control, it’s just adjacent to not within that set of things that I, in fact, like. Her forgetfulness afterwards, whilst ascribed as a character trait, also captures the sense of people seeming part of efward place, before the internet, and now you are back from that brief holiday, they are gone.

Jan 14, Antonomasia rated it really liked it Shelves: