Edward Gorey’s Amphigorey Book measures x inches (x cm) for $ An illustrated collection of 15 macabre short stories. In this gorgeously detailed volume, American artist and author Edward Gorey accents amphigory. This follow-up to the darkly humorous Amphigorey is wittier, more macabre, and more wondrous than ever. Master illustrator and iconic gothic.

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No, I do not condone the carnage of children. Yes, this is totally up my alley. My sister is responsible for finding this odd, perplexing, entertaining treasure in the stacks of the old university library in our home town.

Quotes from Amphigorey – Fift Near the end is “The West Wing” – which is simply illustrations without words. There was a young woman whose If Shel Silverstein witnessed one too many crimes going unpunished and took a dark turn, this is what he would sound like. The writing isn’t great or anything.

Trivia About Amphigorey Amphi Nothing but a pleasure to read, I am sad there are only two other collections left for me to pour over and that Gorey never wrote in a lengthier prose format. If you do, you have a treasure chest of the bizarre and humorously twisted to revisit for a lifetime. Visiting some old house as a child, wandering into a room where you’re not allowed and peeking at dusty items, a set of old photographs scattering on the floor when you move some curious object on a high shelf, the black and white, pallid, mustachioed faces staring up at you with haunted expressions, you hear a cat hiss in the shadows, you leave the room nervously and in the next room discover a chest of antique weapons, which you proceed to play with and get injured by The Gashlycrumb Tinies – the original Gorey alphabet of small Victorian children meeting elegantly unpleasant fates.

This is a fantastic collection of stories, probably more for the mature reader.

Amphigorey Fifeteen Books By Edward Gorey

Jan 10, Andy Culbertson rated it it was amazing. Not great literature, but there’s more than one way to earn five stars. Visiting some old house as a child, wandering into a room where you’re not allowed and peeking at dusty items, a set of old photographs scattering on the floor when you move some curious object on a high shelf, the black and white, ddward, mustachioed faces amphigorrey up at you with haunted expressions, you hear a cat hiss in the shadows, you leave t I am proud to share a birthday with Edward Gorey, so every February I am reminded to dip back into the amusing and macabre smphigorey of this great artist.


Wordier than most other Gorey strips. The Curious Sofa, A Pornographic Work is a laugh-out-loud story of the delightful fall of Alice, who is innocently eating grapes in the park when she is invited to join what becomes an increasingly improbable debauch, escalating into anphigorey full-scale orgy holiday. What is wrong with me. The Wuggly Ump – This would be a good one for a child with ammphigorey good sense of humour, who isn’t easily scared. Gorey’s artwork is stunning.

The Insect God – ditto. Mar 14, Leila rated it it was amazing Shelves: I was surprised by how much whimsy he mixed in with the darkness. There’s something so deep and sinister in both his writing and illustrations that your blood curdles in the most delicious way.


His adeptness at poking fun at Victorian tropes and the matter-of-fact, even lighthearted way with which he amphiigorey inexplicable mystery, terrible peril, and fatal accidents make him a delight for anyone who loves the Gothic tradition. His father was briefly a journalist. This collection gathers together fifteen of his illustrated books, including stories, verses, and pictu I’m naturally wired to love Edward Amphigotey, his elegant and twisted pen-and-ink drawings, and his morbid tales and verses of death, tragedy, and general mishap.

That is totally this book and the 15 stories included in it.

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I can only imagine that during the 50s this would have been a fresh air of variety and something a bit different. Jan 16, Zedsdead rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I would rather not find it superfluous, and a sort of exploitative but classy misery-porn, but for some reason I do. Lists with This Book. Jan 29, Robin Hobb rated it it was amazing. The Wuggly Ump seems like a cute nursery rhyme; it’s all fun and games until someone gets eaten!


Nov 23, Ronyell rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: As I mentioned before, there are many images of characters being killed or dying of unnatural causes and also, there are many stories where children are killed or are being mistreated that could be disturbing for young children. An eccentric, funny book for either the uninitiated or diehard Gorey fans. I’d say the story that fit my vague expectations the most was “The Hapless Child. Her forgetfulness afterwards, whilst ascribed as a character trait, also captures the sense of people seeming part of a place, before the internet, and now you are back from that brief holiday, they are gone.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Jul 28, Tammie rated it really liked it Shelves: The West Wing – mysterious. Edward Gorey’s books are problematic for me.

The Unstrung Harp – on Goodreads this is loved as a great book about writing. May 04, Calista rated it it was amazing Shelves: So, if this is too twisted and horrifying for you, can you survive watching the late night news?

Here’s an example of the limericks: In reading the 15 tales in Amphigory, I thought they were quite poetic, in a Monty Python sort of way. In any case, these rhymes are insanely charming and bleak.

Amphigorey (Amphigorey, #1) by Edward Gorey

The title of this deliciously amphigoeey collection of Gorey’s work stems from the word amphigorymeaning a nonsense verse or composition. His stories sometimes starts very slowly and suddenly BAM! The Sinking Spell – classically Gorey lacunae: I was gofey and charmed. The Doubtful Guesttold in rhyming couplets, tells the story of an unidentifiable and vaguely sinister guest who descends upon a family, wrecks their home in a mild kind of way, and refuses to leave for seventeen years.