As we wander off with Edward Gorey into the next millennium our reasons for being here are far from clear. Nevertheless, the master craftsmen is at his best . . Ere the last guest was fin'lly gone. a va, h las, from bad to worse: Adieu to prose, all to verse. The Bahhumbug with lack of tact. Now called attention to the fact, Which made it feel to Edmund Gravel. He was already to unravel
A classic artistic parody from two of the world's most satiric minds. Moss uncovers remarkable historical anecdotes, which are accompanied by Gorey's absurdly deadpan drawings. Although the insightful scenarios involving Emily Dickinson, Mozart, Henrik Ibsen, and El Greco are all the product of Moss's fertile imagination, his uncanny emulation of style makes us believe they (just possibly) might be true. 25 illustrations.
It's difficult to say what The Iron Tonic is about, although it is "known the skating pond conceals a family of enormous eels," and that "the light is fading from the day. The rest is darkness and dismay." Finally, though, The Iron Tonic could be seen as Edward Gorey's version of a winter afternoon in one of the great Russian novels of the nineteenth century.
Fetching young Hamish prefers life in the great outdoors. One day he mistakenly opens an envelope, which leads to movie stardom and sudden wealth. He buys property and begins raising lions, but soon the celebrity life gets the better of him. He flees the glitz and glamour, choosing his big cats over the big screen . . .
With charming, distinctive pen-and-ink drawings coupled with characteristically succinct text, Edward Gorey leads us as only he can do through the mysterious circumstances that envelop Hamish on a long journey that begins with a single misstep. First published in 1973 and long out of print, The Lost Lions is an ever-popular Gorey classic.
Hardcover smyth-sewn casebound book, with jacket. 32 pages, 6 x 6 inches.
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.
An Edward Gorey classic back in print after four decades.
Emblus Fingby's life was changed forever with the unexpected arrival of the osbick bird. The two became inseparable companions. Their curious relationship came to an end only with the utmost display of loyalty. In The Osbick Bird, Edward Gorey examines the uncertainties of life with his signature humor and illustrations.
The biggest mystery of Avatar--the fate of Fire Lord Zuko's mother--is revealed in this remarkable oversized hardcover collecting parts 1-3 of The Search, from Airbender creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko Featuring annotations by Eisner Award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese) and artistic team Gurihiru (Thorand the Warriors Four), and a brand-new sketchbook, this is a story that Avatar fans need in an edition they will love* The official continuation of Airbender from its creators and best-selling writer Gene Luen Yang
* Collecting The Search Parts 1-3, with tons of extras "A wonderful reintroduction to the world of Aang and his merry band of benders."--Nerdist
Three timeless favoritesLittle Red Riding Hood, Jack the Giant-Killer, and Rumpelstiltskincome together in this enchanting collection of read-aloud fun. Illustrated in charming detail by Edward Gorey and retold with engaging wit by James Donnelly, these unique renditions offer a fresh take on age-old tales.
What happens when Little Red Riding Hood ignores her mother's advice to "Keep yourself to yourself"? How will young Jack fight the Giant who gobbles children by the fistful? And how will Queen Omoline save her baby from the devious Rumpelstiltskin? Gorey's expressive drawings and Donnelly's breezy text prove that good stories never grow old: rather, the tales in Three Classic Children's Stories are better than ever.
Wickedly funny and delightfully sad, Three Ladies Beside the Sea is a tale of love found, love lost, and love never-ending. Edward Gorey's off-kilter Edwardian maidens are the perfect accompaniment to Rhoda Levine's lilting rhymes.The place is remote:
Three houses beside the sea.
The Characters are Few:
Laughing Edith of Ecstasy,
Edith so happy and gay.
Smiling Catherine of Compromise,
She smiles her life away.
And then there is Alice of Hazard,
A dangerous life leads she.
The question in the plot is quite simple:
Why is Alice up in a tree?
The answer can be discovered:
Edith and Catherine do.
Three stunning Edward Gorey classics, available in one volume. Featuring a clever-but repeatedly ignored-little boy named Treehorn, these stories will delight readers of all ages.
"In The Shrinking of Treehorn," Treehorn is clearly shrinking, and his parents aren't the least bit interested. "Treehorn's Treasure" shows what happens when the leaves on the backyard tree turn into dollar bills. And in "Treehorn's Wish," our hero's parents neglect his birthday-but he finds a genie in a bottle, which changes things considerably. Treehorn's angst, and his whimsical schemes, come alive through Gorey's witty pen-and-ink drawings and drolly humorous text by noted author Florence Parry Heide. This beautifully-crafted, tongue-in-cheek omnibus is the perfect gift for collectors and fans of Edward Gorey.