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. Documents Similar To Amphigorey – Edward Edward Gorey – The Fantod Tarot Deck. Uploaded by. Deyanira. Edward Gorey – The Iron Tonic.

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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Amphigorey by Edward Gorey. Amphigorey Amphigorey 1 by Edward Gorey. The title of this deliciously creepy collection of Gorey’s work stems yorey 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.

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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. Paperbackpages. Published January 28th by TarcherPerigee first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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May 04, Calista rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is the best way to be able to read Edward Gorey now. His first story erward and the last in the collection was I can only imagine that during the 50s this would have been a fresh air of variety and something a bit different.

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I have no idea how this man got published in the 50s accept he was so good. This is a fantastic collection of stories, probably more for the mature reader. The artwork is edwarc. The story was a surprise and a delight if you can be delighted by a dark twist.

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There are 4 of these collections. Eventually, I will read them all. Jun 04, Anthony Vacca rated it it was amazing. Nothing but a pleasure to read, I am sad there are only two other collections left for me to pour over and that Gorey never wrote in a lengthier prose format.

His knack for rhythm and diction is to be admired and should be studied by anyone who wants to learn a thing or three about how to craft a sentence with gusto and panache.

Jul 12, John rated it it was amazing Shelves: This volume contains The Gashlycrumb Tinies. Perhaps the best way for children to learn the alphabet and of the horrors of life. Nov 02, Florencia rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I loved this book! This is a collection of fifteen stories and amphihorey.

Gorey’s artwork is stunning. And his twisted, creepy sense of humor is just my cup of tea not everyone’s cup, I know. It can be dark but funny at the same time.

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It’s not about some silly, creepy stories, there’s a dark reality here zmphigorey can be found outside this book. So, if this is too twisted and horrifying for you, girey you survive watching the late night news?

My first Gorey was The Gashlycrumb Tinies review here. And I loved this book! And I just immediately connected with this weird little man.

Most of the times, there’s a lesson to be learned in these stories. So, it’s weird but also hmm Children meeting gruesome deaths while rhyming? Amphigprey 06, PorshaJo rated it really liked it Shelves: Amphigorey, or amphigouri, meaning a nonse verse or composition. That is totally this book and the 15 stories included in it. I’m certainly a fan of Gorey edwarf can’t wait to read the other ‘Amphigorey’ books.

Each story is told with various black and white drawings. Some of the stories are ewdard ghastly, such as The Gashlycrumb Tinies. Learn your ABC’s along amphgorey rhyming verse telling how small children die.

I’m su Amphigorey, or amphigouri, meaning a nonse verse or composition. I’m sure Gorey is not for everyone. But those looking for strange and unusual and macabre, this is for you. View all 10 comments.

Jul 28, Tammie rated it really liked it Shelves: I really enjoyed “Amphigorey”, which is a collection of 15 books first published between Mar 26, Claire S rated it it was ok Shelves: And this, again, gifted from Dad in the 70’s at which point I didn’t appreciate it at all.

Unlike ‘wild-and-crazy-guys’ different storyin this case, even when I was the right age it just wasn’t my cup of tea. I get why it’s great and all, but like Coen Bros’ films, my reaction is not something I can cont And this, again, gifted from Dad in the 70’s at which point I didn’t appreciate it at all.

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. But I’m happy it’s out amphigorye and others horey enjoy it and life is good in that way.

Apr 27, Amy Sturgis rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’m naturally wired to love Edward Gorey, his elegant and amphitorey pen-and-ink drawings, and his morbid tales and verses of death, tragedy, and general mishap. His adeptness at poking fun at Victorian tropes and the matter-of-fact, even lighthearted way edwward which he describes inexplicable mystery, terrible peril, and fatal accidents make him a delight for anyone who loves the Gothic tradition.

Gore collection gathers together fifteen of his illustrated books, including stories, verses, and pictu I’m naturally wired to love Edward Gorey, his elegant and twisted pen-and-ink drawings, and his morbid tales and verses of death, tragedy, and general mishap.

This collection gathers together fifteen of his illustrated books, including stories, verses, and picture books. It’s outstanding for anyone who appreciates or wants to appreciate Gorey. The Listing Attic is a series of stand-alone dark limericks, mostly in English though a few are in French. As always, Gorey’s drawings work hand in hand with his words. Here’s an example of the limericks: Each night Father fills me with dread When he sits on the foot of my bed; I’d not edaard that he speaks In gibbers and squeaks, But for seventeen years he’s been dead.

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The Doubtful Guesttold in rhyming couplets, tells amphigore story of an unidentifiable and vaguely sinister guest who descends upon a family, wrecks their home in a mild kind of way, and refuses to leave for seventeen years. This is a favorite line of mine: The sight of Uncle gives no pleasure, But rather causes much alarm: The children know that at his leisure He plans to have them come to harm.

The Hapless Child is a tragic story of the Victorian “poor orphan” variety that culminates in the most melodramatic and fatal of ways, a dark revisiting of amphgorey Little Princess” by Francis Hodgson Burnett. The Curious Sofa, A Pornographic Work is a amphigoreu 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.

The descriptions and illustrations rely wholly on inference and imagination, and thus are all the funnier. The Willowdale Handcar, or The Return of the Black Doll is a delightfully creepy prose story about the ill-fated trip of Edna, Harry, and Sam, who simply wish to escape the monotony of quiet Willowdale.

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The Gashlycrumb Tinies offers gotey alphabet of rhymes depicting the myriad ways in which small children could meet ghastly ends. I remain delighted that it begins with “A is for Amy who fell down the stairs. The Insect Ampgigorey tells the horrific secret behind a little girl’s kidnapping. The West Wing relates its macabre tale through illustrations alone.

The Wuggly Ump seems like a cute nursery rhyme; it’s all fun and games until someone gets eaten! 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 collection ends with the truly poignant The Remembered Visita story about memory, missed opportunity, and the finiteness of life. Not everyone appreciates or enjoys the macabre, even cynical flavor of Gorey and his gorgeous art, but if 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.

This collection is a perfect place to start. View all 7 comments. Nov 23, Ronyell rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: