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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Simply love his bizarre humor. Apr 27, Amy Sturgis rated it it was amazing Shelves: All in all – so glad I finally picked this up. Paperbackpages. View all 10 comments.

Her visualisation of the old man who’s had an interesting life v the decrepit reality, and of the people he and the old-lady friend-of-the-family are talking about, as one big colourful yet static and distant crowd is spot on. Yes, I enjoy the sinister, the gloom, and macabre.

If anyone likes soundtracks for their reading, I made a Pandora station for music I thought would fit Edward Gorey. My sister is responsible for finding this odd, perplexing, entertaining treasure in the stacks of the old university library in our home town. I’d have liked to buy him a drink.

Each story is told with various black and white drawings. Gorey was purportedly one of Burton’s inspirations. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of The Best Books of But what amaze me is that how small and simple but not so harmful can bugged you A LOT and make you feel uncomfortable.


The Doubtful Guesttold in rhyming couplets, tells the 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. The children know that at his leisure He plans to have them come from harm.


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. One of his step-mothers was Corinna Mura, a cabaret singer who had a brief role in the classic film Casablanca.

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.

So dark, yet humorous, and cutesy.

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In reading the 15 tales in Amphigory, I thought they were quite poetic, in a Monty Python sort of way.

And of course the Gashlycrumb Tinies: Nov 02, Florencia rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Amphigory — Amphigorey by Edward Gorey. Her recollections of the event: Buying Amphigorey is the best value way of acquiring a whole collection of Gorey works. The descriptions amphigoey illustrations rely wholly on inference and imagination, and thus are all the funnier.


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This is a fantastic collection of stories, probably more for the mature reader. How did he get in the unused room on the third floor? View all 7 comments. Near the end is “The West Wing” – which is simply illustrations without words.

Amphigorey Too

As always, Gorey’s painstakingly cross-hatched pen and ink drawings are perfectly suited to his oddball verse and prose. And bowler hats, according to the illustration; c the flapper on a divan, who, attacked by a virile young man, broke his wrist with her fan. Jan 29, Robin Hobb rated it it was amazing.

This 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. I started to think of it as pictures of random rooms in the wing at random times over many years.