The Willowdale Handcar: or the Return of the Black Doll

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In this enigmatic, surreal, wonderfully entertaining tale, three mysterious figures set out from Willowdale, traveling by handcar. On the way to nowhere in particular they pass a number of odd characters and observe a series of baffling phenomena, from a house burning down in a field to a palatial mansion perched precariously on a bluff.

At once deeply vexing and utterly hilarious, darkly mysterious and ...

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Overview

In this enigmatic, surreal, wonderfully entertaining tale, three mysterious figures set out from Willowdale, traveling by handcar. On the way to nowhere in particular they pass a number of odd characters and observe a series of baffling phenomena, from a house burning down in a field to a palatial mansion perched precariously on a bluff.

At once deeply vexing and utterly hilarious, darkly mysterious and amusingly absurd, The Willowdale Handcar is vintage Edward Gorey.

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Editorial Reviews

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PRAISE FOR EDWARD GOREY
"Dark masterpieces of surreal morality . . . beautifully depicted."-Vanity Fair

"A master of a genre of graphic storytelling [and] a brilliant draftsman."-The New York Times Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780151010356
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 9/30/2003
  • Edition description: 1ST HARCOU
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 863,420
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 6.24 (h) x 0.41 (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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  • Posted November 30, 2013

    This book is absolutely delightful. Full of off-kilter, ominous

    This book is absolutely delightful. Full of off-kilter, ominous humor, it's a must for Gorey fans or any readers.

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