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The Object-Lesson
     

The Object-Lesson

by Edward Gorey
 

Inspired by Samuel Foote's poem, "The Grand Panjandrum," The Object-Lesson presents a stunning series of seemingly random and unrelated events. A missing artificial limb, ghostly spectres, and the statue of Corrupted Endeavour all have a place in this enigmatic tale, which combines elements of French surrealism, Japanese haiku, and lots of good fun.

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Inspired by Samuel Foote's poem, "The Grand Panjandrum," The Object-Lesson presents a stunning series of seemingly random and unrelated events. A missing artificial limb, ghostly spectres, and the statue of Corrupted Endeavour all have a place in this enigmatic tale, which combines elements of French surrealism, Japanese haiku, and lots of good fun.

With its humorous obscurity and puzzling intrigues, The Object-Lesson delights and provokes.

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PRAISE FOR EDWARD GOREY

"Dark masterpieces of surreal morality . . . beautifully depicted."--Vanity Fair

"Edward Gorey's work is remarkable and mysterious. I find it fascinating."--Max Ernst

"A major graphic artist . . . his originality is profound."--Commentary

"Incredibly sophisticated . . . stylish and inventive."--The New York Observer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780151007097
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.39(d)

Meet the Author


Edward Gorey (1925-2000) wrote and illustrated such popular books as The Doubtful Guest, The Gashlycrumb Tinies, and The Headless Bust. He was also a very successful set and costume designer, earning a Tony Award for his Broadway production of Edward Gorey's Dracula. Animated sequences of his work have introduced the PBS series Mystery! since 1980.

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