The Doubtful Guest

The Doubtful Guest

by Edward Gorey

Hardcover(First Edition)

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A vaguely sinister comedy of manners by beloved artist Edward Gorey
Told in a set of fourteen rhyming couplets, The Doubtful Guest is the story of a solemn, mysterious, outdoor creature, dressed rather ordinarily in sneakers and a scarf, who appears on a winter night at a family's Victorian home and never leaves again. Gorey's eerie and charming illustrations accompany the verses, making this an enjoyably strange (and strangely enjoyable) read for all ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780151003136
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 06/15/1998
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 156,918
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 4.62(h) x 0.31(d)

About 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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