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Amphigorey
     

Amphigorey

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by Edward Gorey
 

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ISBN-13:
9780425039113
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/1978

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Amphigorey 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
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Aimi-OBrennan More than 1 year ago
I like Edward Gorey's illustrations and morbid sense of humor. I really do. But after I read The 'Hapless Child' I had to put the book down. It made me so sad. The little girl looks like my own daughter and her circumstances go from a loving well-to-do family, to her parents dying, to being sold to and abused by a crazy man in the 'low places'. Then she ends up dying in her father's arms (who was not dead after all). And although he is searching for her, does not recognise her because she was so changed. The moral of the story is 'although our circumtances might seem unpleasant they could be a whole lot worse'. And our trying to escape might result in something truly awful. It's a good thing to remember when we become discontent with our lives. I applaud Mr. Gorey for teaching me a lesson that will stick with me always. But I will cry every time I think about that heartbreaking story.
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This book is a collection of the humourously macabre stories by Edward Gorey (or Ogdred Weary, depending on which book), and includes one of, if not the best known work the Gashlycrumb Tinies. It is recommended for anyone who enjoys the slightly morbid side of child-like storybooks or who enjoys music like 'Danse macabre'
Guest More than 1 year ago
By name the author might not be as familiar, but certainly any fan of the long running PBS series Mystery! knows the famous Gorey style- Victorian gothic, grim, and grotesque with a strong scent of whimsy. Amphigorey, a collection of works by the late author, is a great introduction particularly for anyone interested in the macabre, Gothic culture, or peculiar humour. The collection highlights some of Gorey¿s greatest early works including Gashlycrumb Tinies, a sort of ABCs of 26 children¿s demise. A great value for the whole collection showcasing Gorey¿s unique style, though, due to the condensed format, a collector may want to opt for the individual, hardbound books. A talented illustrator and humorists, and he is a truly one of a kind author in the 20th century.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was just amazing. I didn't much like 'The Doubtful Guest', but the rest of the stories were great! I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone without a dark sense of humor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is volume contains many of Mr. Gorey's works, (This includes two of my favorites, the Gashly...and Unstrung Harp). I also have a favorite little ditty in here about dreary bank clerk. It is most wonderfully horrible. Oh, how this is great to read and reread. A great conversation piece. I would reccomend to all who love the macabre.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book has sad, and wierd story's that are fun to read and listen to. the pictures make u think 'what in the world's happening', and the ideas will never leave u. i think this is one of those 'read once in a life time' books! TRY IT!