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I’d have to say my fave story in this lot was “The Chinese Obelisks” it was odd at first, because of the double copies in the book.

If weird, disturbing stories suit you, then you’ll have a blast with these 20 gems. Jul 09, Larissa rated it it was amazing.

View all 10 comments. The sentences and stories are fun to read at first glance, and that’s it. I looked for volume one in the library and came away with volumes two, three, and four instead. Lists with This Book.

Impresionante, todo un divertido culto a la muerte desde la macabra perspectiva de Edward Gorey. Readers are guided through a series of vignettes that would cause Lemony Snicket to take pause. Sep 10, Laurie rated it it was amazing.

Amphigorey Too Amphigorey 2 by Edward Gorey. And in this set, Gorey used many pennames, And, auctually, this time I thought one of the stories wasn’t by him. Look up any and all unfamiliar words from the The Nursery Frieze.

There are some gems in there. Still, it’s Edward Gorey It was from a book whose title is not given. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I really needed a doses of twisted laughs and creepy nonsense. Very reminiscent of Edward Lear’s nonsense verse – tale of Emblus Fingby and his feathered friend “The years passed by in pressing weeds And making bell-pulls out of beads.


Dec 21, Micah rated it it was amazing. Mar 05, Jessica rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Gorey includes a couple of little tales translated from French, with his illustrations. Each image shows the same window overlooking same garden – but a little Victorian child appears at window, and great insects and frogs are making merry in garden. It’s much easier to rate each story individually.

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Published May 8th by Tarcherperigee first published For unique inspiration using visually driven narrative in prose and verse, educators can loo This review may contain spoilers.

Do you think this is too much for an 11 year-old? Dec 22, Maggie rated it it was amazing Shelves: One of amphogorey selections kind of piqued my interest. I’m not sure what I got from reading 2 books in this series. My favourite of the whole book, following a sanctimonious little tot: Some of my favorite stories in this volume were: As always, Gorey’s art is masterful and subversive.

This review may contain spoilers. For Gorey, the writing came before the beautifully entertaining and sometimes disturbing pen and ink drawings that accentuate them so well.

See what I mean? It features a creature like a hippo — portrayed in various steps — with difficult or severe words written above it. amphigoret

I guess having a signature Amphigorey Too is a wonderfully strange book. A ballerina’s rise to fame 7 The Iron Tonic: It serves a purpose, I guess, since copies of the original books are almost unavailable or prohibitively expensive. Born in Chicago, Gorey came from a colorful family; his parents, Helen Dunham Garvey and Edward Lee Gorey, divorced in when he was 11, then remarried in when he was Maybe he’s some weird spidery creature with dark frightening ey Edward Gorey’s work is one of those rare things that consistently renews my faith in the awesome potential of human creativity.


Por otro lado, observo que desarrolla en sus historias temas de tal forma que me recuerdan a otros que yo he planteado en mis propias pajas mentales.

The pieces all seem to be set in the Edwardian era and are frequently grim and bleak. His dark tales of evil infants, turtle-necked youth and fur coat-clad business men are wicked and witty, and appeals ajphigorey my recently infatuation with Edwardian aesthetics.

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My favorites included, “The Pious Infant” About a wonderfully charitable child whose sympathetic amhpigorey is one of ampphigorey and holy tragedy. A quick read, but one worth checking out. Its all a facade. Best collection yet between Amphogorey and Amphigorey Also except this book was missing 3 stories and repeated 3 stories. This collection of twenty picture books is packed with so many things I love, such as gloomy, gothic settings, cruel fates, mean-hearted children, amphiggorey polysyllabic words, irreverent gallows humor, obscure references, demons, murder, smoking, dead babies, satiric portrayals of class systems, a mistrust of religion, villainous adults, and more than a few bleak, bitter ending.

Others, not so much. It is a collection of 20 tales which have been previously published and this book is an anthology. Not much to add to this one.