Amphigorey - Fifteen Books by Edward Gorey



Amphigorey: Fifteen Books by Edward Gorey / ISBN 9780399504334 / 192-page paperback, 8 x 11 inches, from Putnam


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.

Stories included:

"The Unstrung Harp"

"The Listing Attic"

"The Doubtful Guest"

"The Object Lesson"

"The Bug Book"

"The Fatal Lozenge"

"The Hapless Child"

"The Curious Sofa"

"The Willowdale Handcar"

"The Gashlycrumb Tinies"

"The Insect God"

"The West Wing"

"The Wuggly Ump"

"The Sinking Spell"

"The Remembered Visit"

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