Amphigorey: Fifteen Books by Edward Gorey

Publisher : Penguin Putnam, 1980
Author(s) : Edward Gorey
Format : Softcover
Edition: 1980
Pages: 192
ISBN: 978-0399504334


An illustrated collection of 15 macabre short stories. Many of Gorey’s tales involve untimely deaths and dreadful mishaps, but much like tragic Irish ballads with their perky rhythms and melodies, they come off as strangely lighthearted.

The title of this deliciously creepy collection of Gorey’s work stems from the word amphigory, meaning a nonsense verse or composition. As always, Gorey’s painstakingly cross- hatched pen and ink drawings are perfectly suited to his oddball verse and prose.


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