The Willowdale Handcar: or the Return of the Black Doll

The Willowdale Handcar: or the Return of the Black Doll

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by Edward Gorey
     
 

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

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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From the Publisher

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780151010356
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/30/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
1,369,908
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 6.00(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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The Willowdale Handcar: Or the Return of the Black Doll 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
D_MacGowan More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of Edward Gorey, and I think this is his best work.
RossVanDerH More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutely delightful. Full of off-kilter, ominous humor, it's a must for Gorey fans or any readers.