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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This is a favorite line of mine: Books by Edward Gorey. Though the Fetishist fits the early 21st century maxim: Jun 04, Anthony Vacca rated it it was amazing. 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. This guy’s artwork is gy delightful, and his twisted imagination and black humor are superb.

I’d have liked to buy him a drink. Other stories in Amphigory include: The Willowdale Handcar – the most American one: Yes, the Pacquiao-Bradley match is a conspiracy. The stories and poems were very troubling and I did a fair bit of laughing out loud. Why is there no fire? Jan 14, Antonomasia rated it really liked it Shelves: As I 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 could be disturbing for young children.

For that matter, he was sort of Proto-goth. And his twisted, creepy sense of humor is just my cup of tea not everyone’s cup, I know. An eccentric, funny book for either the uninitiated or diehard Gorey fans. Near the end is “The West Wing” – which is simply illustrations without words. The only real exposure I’d had to him was his art for the Mystery!


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Jul 12, John rated it it was amazing Shelves: I find one we ajphigorey seen before and call the Office Kat over. I have reviewed each individually qvbut in brief: That said, I can’t adequately judge the quality of this art, it is perfect for what it is, and it is what it is.

One of his step-mothers was Corinna Mura, a cabaret singer who had a brief role in the classic film Casablanca. I love how bizarre and haunting his works are.

But a longer story of one child. If, however, you prefer your psychological night life unshadowed and unambiguous, then you are hopeless and should go back to watching television, your grey friend.

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: Nov 23, Ronyell rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The descriptions and illustrations rely wholly on inference and imagination, and thus are all the funnier. So, if this is too twisted and horrifying for you, can you survive watching the late night news?

Amphigorey Fifeteen Books By Edward Gorey

The sight of Uncle gives no pleasure, But rather causes much alarm: The story was a surprise and a delight if you can be delighted by a dark twist. And of course the Gashlycrumb Tinies: That said, the illustrations for some of the stories were drawn less grey than I was hoping, and I’m not sure it was a stylistic choice. To ask other readers questions about Amphigoreyplease sign up.

How did he get in the unused room on the third floor? One ‘story’ is wordless. The writing is remarkably original and this sure seems a lot like Monty Python. Edward Gorey certainly knows how to deliver depravity and sweet talk his audience at amphigorrey same time!


That is totally this book and the 15 stories included in it. If you, like me, prefer to curl up in your dark, mucus-lined lair on sunny afternoons; if listening to Joy Division is your idea of a rousing bout of good cheer; wdward 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.

Born in Chicago, Gorey came from a colorful family; his parents, Helen Dunham Garvey and Edward Lee Gorey, divorced in when he was 11, gorwy remarried in when he was Feb 22, Frances Sawaya rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 and he’s sort of in his own class bu if he’s not, someone please point me to others.

Most people are familiar with Gorey because of “The Gashlycrumb Tinies” this is that alphabet of children who are killed in bizarre ways, A is for Alice who fell down some amphiforey, etc I imagine Gorey’s interpretation of that character would be different from the Internet’s.