Edward Gorey
12 Terrors of Christmas
12 Terrors of Christmas
Hardcover      ISBN: 0764937103
Amphigorey
Amphigorey
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399110038

Fifteen works by the American artist and author provide a journey into a macabre world

Amphigorey: Fifteen Books
Amphigorey
Fifteen Books
Paperback      ISBN: 0399504338

An illustrated collection of 15 macabre short stories.

In this gorgeously detailed volume, American artist and author Edward Gorey accents amphigory (nonsense verse or composition) with his signature cross-hatched pen-and-ink drawings. A mix of poetry and prose, light-hearted and decidedly more morbid storytelling, the book is sure to satisfy both fans of art and lovers of short stories alike.

Stories included:
"The Unstrung Harp"
"The Listing Attic"
"The Doubtful Guest"
"The Object Lesson"
"The Bug Book"
"The Fatal Lozenge"
"The Hapless Child"
"The Curious Sofa"
"The Willowdale Handcar"
"The Gashlycrumb Tinies"
"The Insect God"
"The West Wing"
"The Wuggly Ump"
"The Sinking Spell"
"The Remembered Visit"
Amphigorey Again
Amphigorey Again
Paperback      ISBN: 0156030217

This collection displays in glorious abundance the offbeat characters and droll humor of Edward Gorey. Figbash is acrobatic, topiaries are tragic, hippopotami are admonitory, and galoshes are remorseful in this celebration of a unique talent that never fails to delight, amuse, and confound. Amphigorey Again contains previously uncollected work and two unpublished stories--"The Izzard Book," a quirky riff on the letter Z , and "La Malle Saignante," a bilingual homage to early French silent serial movies. Rough sketches and unfinished panels show an ironic and singular mind at work.

Amphigorey Also
Amphigorey Also
Paperback      ISBN: 0156056720

Drawings (including thirty-two pages in color), captions, and verse showcasing Gorey's unique talents and humor. "The Glorious Nosebleed," "The Utter Zoo," "The Epiplectic Bicycle," and fourteen other selections.

Amphigorey Too
Amphigorey Too
Paperback      ISBN: 0399504206

This follow-up to the darkly humorous Amphigorey is wittier, more macabre, and more wondrous than ever. Master illustrator and iconic gothic storyteller Edward Gorey gives his fans 20 more nonsensically and mind-bending tales that draw fans and unsuspecting newcomers into a world only he can create. Gorey's pen-and-ink drawings spur the imagination and satisfy fans of art and the good storytelling.

Some of the 20 stories in this collection include:
"The Beastly Baby"
"The Pious Infant"
"The Evil Garden"
"The Inanimate Tragedy"
"The Osbick Bird"
"The Deranged Cousins"
"The Abandoned Sock"
"Story for Sara"
"A Limerick"
Amphigorey Too
Amphigorey Too
Hardcover      ISBN: 039911565x

Somber drawings illustrate short, enigmatic, sometimes macabre tales and rhymes about murders, unusual animals, and mysterious events that combine dry humor with a sense of the grotesque



Amphigory Also
Amphigory Also
Hardcover      ISBN: 0312920237

Brings together seventeen illustrated nonsense compositions, including "Epiplectic Bicycle," "The Utter Zoo," "The Blue Aspic," "The Sopping Thursday," and "The Glorious Nosebleed"

The Awdrey-Gore Legacy
The Awdrey-Gore Legacy
Hardcover      ISBN: 0764955098

Miss D. Awdrey-Gore, renowned 97-year-old writer of detective stories, is found murdered; then a mysterious hidden packet is discovered. Addressed to her publisher, it contains what appear to be notes and drawings related to a literary work in progress. The contents "in their entiretythough certain things are patently missing" comprise clues about the who, what, when, where, and how of Awdrey-Gore's demise. Or do they? Edward Gorey takes us on a rollicking ride in this merry murder mystery, but whether or not the killer is revealed is open to speculation. As one scrap of paper in the packet states, "The smallest clue may be (or not) / The one to give away the plot."

First published in 1972, The Awdrey-Gore Legacy remains one of Gorey's most treasured tales, satisfying the sleuth in each of us.

The Black Doll: A Silent Screenplay
The Black Doll
A Silent Screenplay
Hardcover      ISBN: 0764948016

In the interview on the subject that opens this book, author and illustrator Edward Gorey lists Werner Herzog as his top choice to direct his screenplay The Black Doll, "although I don't think his sense of humor is exactly there." The foreword describes the "Macguffin" tradition of films like The Maltese Falcon, where the plot is driven by the pursuit of an object or device, and situates Gorey's work among a line of such films. The interview continues with that topic along with shedding light on the influence of film on the artist's entire body of work. The surrealist screenplay, alternately set in New Jersey and Central Asia, concludes the book. About one illustration per page is included. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)