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.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.25(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.39(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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Object-Lesson is a classic, and one of the best works that Edward Gorey ever produced. It contains all of his trademark elements (arising from the murky and somewhat morbid world of idle aristocrats) combined with an excellent pacing and a mysterious plot that is impenetrable without being precious. If Gorey's oblique sense of humor and narrative is your cup of tea, then this volume is sure to satisfy that taste like no other.