Edward Gorey
12 Terrors of Christmas
12 Terrors of Christmas
Hardcover      ISBN: 0764937103
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 Amphigorey Again contains previously uncollected work and two unpublished stories--"The Izzard Book," a quirky riff on the letter Z , and "La Malle Saignante," a bilingual homage to early French silent serial movies.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"
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"

Ascending Peculiarity: Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey
Ascending Peculiarity
Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey
Hardcover      ISBN: 0151005044

Edward Gorey's extraordinary and often disconcerting books are avidly sought and treasured throughout the world, but until now little has been known about the man himself. Gorey, notoriously protective of his privacy, did grant a number of interviews over the course of his life. And as the conversations collected in this book demonstrate, he proved to be unfailingly charming and fascinating. Here is Gorey in his own words and pictures, ruminating on his ascending peculiarity. He died in 2000.

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)

Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey
Born to Be Posthumous
The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316188549
The definitive biography of Edward Gorey, the eccentric master of macabre nonsense.

From The Gashlycrumb Tinies to The Doubtful Guest, Edward Gorey's wickedly funny and deliciously sinister little books have influenced our culture in innumerable ways, from the works of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman to Lemony Snicket. Some even call him the Grandfather of Goth.

But who was this man, who lived with over twenty thousand books and six cats, who roomed with Frank O'Hara at Harvard, and was known -- in the late 1940s, no less -- to traipse around in full-length fur coats, clanking bracelets, and an Edwardian beard? An eccentric, a gregarious recluse, an enigmatic auteur of whimsically morbid masterpieces, yes -- but who was the real Edward Gorey behind the Oscar Wildean pose?

He published over a hundred books and illustrated works by Samuel Beckett, T.S. Eliot, Edward Lear, John Updike, Charles Dickens, Hilaire Belloc, Muriel Spark, Bram Stoker, Gilbert & Sullivan, and others. At the same time, he was a deeply complicated and conflicted individual, a man whose art reflected his obsessions with the disquieting and the darkly hilarious.

Based on newly uncovered correspondence and interviews with personalities as diverse as John Ashbery, Donald Hall, Lemony Snicket, Neil Gaiman, and Anna Sui, Born to Be Posthumous draws back the curtain on the eccentric genius and mysterious life of Edward Gorey.
Cautionary Tales for Children
Cautionary Tales for Children
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0151007152

For readers of any age, a witty and strikingly irreverent collection of moral guidance Most notable among prolific English satirist Hilaire Belloc's writings are the sharp and clever admonishments he composed for children. Collected here and illustrated to wonderful haunting effect by Edward Gorey, these short, funny pieces offer moral instruction for all types of mischief makers--from a certain young Jim, who ran away from his nurse and was eaten by a lion, to the tale of Matilda, who told lies and was burned to death"--and add up to a delightful read for any fan of Roald Dahl or Shel Silverstein.