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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I can’t be the first person to notice smphigorey Gorey used the word ‘fantod’ before David Foster Wallace with whom it’s now associated learned his ABC. But I’m happy it’s out there and others do enjoy it and life is good in that way.

I’m certainly a fan of Gorey and can’t wait to read the other ‘Amphigorey’ books. If you admire Tim Burton, you will most likely enjoy Gorey’s work.

Like The Doubtful Guest beast, but quieter, and less long-term.

I have reviewed each individually qvbut in brief: See 2 questions about Amphigorey…. For that matter, he was sort of Proto-goth. I have no idea how this man got published in the 50s accept he was so good.

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Apr 18, Ani Vardanyan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Published January 28th by TarcherPerigee first published Preview — Amphigorey by Edward Gorey.

I actually rewrote them in english trying to keep the meaning faithful and put them back into limerick form. The Listing Attic – not terribly impressed by this long succession of limericks. In reading the 15 tales in Amphigory, I thought they were quite poetic, in a Monty Python sort of way.


I’ve come across a few people who don’t know him by name, but when they see his work, say “Ohh, this guy, I’ve seen this guy’s stuff before. Though the Fetishist fits the early 21st century maxim: Just reading about murders and people dying of unnatural causes was just a treat for me to read since I love reading really morbid stories with effective illustrations! From tohe lived in New York City and worked for the Art Department of Doubleday Anchor, illustrating book covers and in some cases adding illustrations to the text.

I was surprised by how much whimsy he mixed in with the darkness.

An eccentric, funny book for either the uninitiated or diehard Gorey fans. 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. Amphigorey Amphigorey 1 by Edward Gorey. Funny, dark, occasionally provoking a thrill of anxiety that comes from staring at a door opened just a crack, and terror at what finally leaps therefrom, these 15 books-in-one are like little spells cast in illustrations as detailed and fascinating as whorls in a fingerprint.

This was simply a fun read for “blah” day! Earbrass, of the Maugham-esque moustache, is a full-time author who doesn’t want for money. Apr 29, aPriL does feral sometimes rated it it was amazing Shelves: There’s something beautiful and sinister about them. Drawings of proper Edwardians and careful, polite commentary discuss such topics as child abuse, parental death, murder, hauntings, rotting bodies, perversions, ominous scary individuals, strange creatures, insanity, suici Edward Gorey certainly knows how to deliver depravity and sweet talk his audience at the same time!


Some of my favorite stories in this volume were: The story was a surprise and a delight if you can be delighted by a dark twist. The Fatal Lozenge – another Alphabet.


Jan 16, Zedsdead rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This collection is a perfect place to start. I amphigoey enjoyed “Amphigorey”, which is a collection of 15 books first published between Edward Gorey certainly knows how to deliver depravity and sweet talk his audience at the same time!

I’d have liked to buy him a drink. My whole childhood, I remember seeing Gorey ‘s art in different places. 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 “A Little Princess” by Francis Hodgson Burnett.