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The title of this deliciously amphiggorey collection of Gorey’s work stems from the word amphigorymeaning a nonsense verse or composition. As always, Gorey’s painstakingly cross- hatched pen and ink drawings are perfectly suited to his oddball verse and prose.
The first book of 15, “The Unstrung Harp,” describes the writing process of novelist Mr. An eccentric, funny book for either the uninitiated or diehard Gorey fans. He was also the illustrator for the bestselling Lewis Barnavelt series by John Bellairs.
Gorey was a very successful set and costume designer, earning a Tony Award for his Broadway production of Dracula. His works dating back to the s have been collected in the Amphigorey series of books.
He died in Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? An illustrated collection of 15 macabre short stories. In this gorgeously detailed volume, American artist and author Edward Gorey accents amphigory nonsense verse or composition with his signature cross-hatched pen-and-ink drawings.
A mix of poetry and prose, light-hearted and decidedly more morbid storytelling, the book is sure to satisfy both fans of art and lovers of short stories alike. Read more Read less. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.
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The stories this anthology contains are in order as follows: I bought this book knowing it edqard be great, but it would have been nice if I knew which stories it contained. Perhaps this information is in a place where i did not notice it and my post here is redundant, but in any case, here it is.
Content still great, of course.
Amphigorey Fifeteen Books By Edward Gorey
It includes the Gorey alphabet, a Charles Adams esque whoot. Which means these are smaller – not nearly as fun or impactful to look at the drawings. If I could find this full size i need to look I’d never buy small again. This is a fine collection of Edward Gorey’s works. These books were published between and when Gorey was still quite young. They are for both the old and young although it’s best to read them yourself first and contain stories and verse of what he always referred to as nonsense.
There is more than a bit of dark matter here- one of the books goes through the ABC’s of how different children die- but I remember that my older brother found it hilarious when we were little. The art is what made me purchase this book.
Gorey’s pen and ink drawings are overwhelmingly gothic in nature and the shape of his characters, their expressions, backgrounds and the bizarre happenings are fascinating. I remember being surprised when I found out that he was American rather than British because his artwork always reminded me of old Victorian art. Between his art and his obviously vivid imagination, he must have been quite a man. Dr H Top Contributor: The first of four collections of the — often miniature — works of the inimitable and eccentric Edward Gorey.
Gorey pretty much made a successful career out of being an eccentric. In fact, he was American born and raised, lived from -hardly ever traveled far from his New England home, and was a dedicated follower of the soap operas on daytime television. In his early career, in the s, he self-published a number of literally small single-work volumes which he wrote and illustrated himself.
Since his death many of these small books have been re-released in modern, UPC adorned editions, and the original limited editions have been known to fetch some significant collectors’ prices.
The “Amphigory” books are collections of several of these short pieces into single larger volumes, with the “Amphigory” volume, containing 15 works, being the first of these. This, along with two other collections: The fourth volume, “Amphigory Again” is a posthumous collection of his work.
The volumes are not connected in any way other than all being Gorey’s work, and may be enjoyed independently, and in any order. If you are amlhigorey Gorey enthusiast, you probably already own either this volume, or at least editions of several of the short works therein. If not, you should purchase one, posthaste. On the other hand, if you are unfamiliar with, but curious about Gorey and his work, this is a recommended first aquisition.
You may or may not find it a little creepy; either way, you may also find yourself curiously emeshed in the world of Mr. Earbrass, fantods, and the Doubtful Guest, in which case you should certainly borey out and buy the other three “Amphigory” volumes. You will almost have to. And amphigory is a nonsense verse or composition, and that is certainly true of Edward Gorey’s works.
And it includes my personal favorite, “The Gashlycrumb Tinies,” an Abcdery full of the most awful children meeting their most awful ends. I laughed, I cried, and I went back and read the whole thing again.
One person found this helpful. You will love it. I grew up with Gorey stories as a delight.
I even memorized some of his limericks to quote. We had the hardcover version of this book when I was a teen, so I ordered it to share with my kids. Gorey should be designated a national treasure for his understated humor and graphics.
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This compendium is a great introduction to his unique and entertaining works. The book is great, but as other reviews have mentioned this printing is awful. Get a used older edition instead. See all reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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