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(New York). (1973). Slim 4to. 1st edition. Cover illustration by Edward Gorey. Light edgewear. Toning to margins of wrappers. Small round stain to front wrapper, affecting first few pages. VG in staple-bound wrappers.
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The 21 conversations collected here (1973-1999) reveal Gorey in his own words, ruminating on everything from French symbolist poetry to soap operas, from George Balanchine to yard sales. We meet the artist in his ramshackle book-lined studio in Manhattan and his equally bizarre house on Cape Cod (now transformed into a Gorey museum), and listen as he describes his eclectic obsessions and tastes. And to add delight to the experience, thebook is dottedwith Gorey illustrations. Endnotes, index. 292p.
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(New York Review Books Classics series). The late Edward Gorey's selection of his favorite tales of ghosts, ghouls, and grisly going-on. Included are stories by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, M.R. James, W.W. Jacobs, and L.P. Hartley, among other masters of the fine art of making the flesh creep, all accompanied by Gorey's inimitable illustrations. In B&W. 254p.
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A rare and irreverent, previously unpublished story by the late author of The Wuggly Ump profiles offbeat Saint Melissa, whose canonization occurred despite her Miracles of Destruction, through which she would induce migraines, refine lust and set supernatural traps that have yet to be sprung. 15,000 first printing.
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If you know the story of the Jumblies, that happy-go-lucky clan of sailors in a sieve, then you'll be eager to learn more of their saga from this charming love story-poem, penned by nonsense versifier par excellence, Edward Lear, and illustrasted by Edward Gorey. On the Jumblies' long journey, one stop on the Hills of the Chankly Bore, a passionate relationship was born - between a Jumbly girl and the Dong. The end of the story is sad but sweet, and it stars a nose that can light up a forest, light up the sky! Thwe Dong is some kind of hero, certainly, and he can't help but win hearts with that ptrotuberant proboscis of his! B&W illus.
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The Doubtful Guest

By Edward Gorey

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Being a tale - perhaps an allegory - of deceptive simplicity, with universal meaning for all the civilized among us. Republished in a deluxe hardcover edition at an Eerily Low Price. Illus. 32p.
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The Gilded Bat

By Edward Gorey

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(1979). 12mo. ABA Convention reissue. Crease to upper wrappers. Moderate wear to top upper corner of wrappers. VG in wrappers.
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Iconoclastic artist and author Edward Gorey's first book in a quarter century is a brilliantly reimagined version of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. May it haunt your housepleasantly enough this holiday season. Illustrations throughout. 64p.
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The reasons are far from clear, but Gorey's world has prevailed upon the inhabitants of the ever-so-popular Haunted Tea-Cosy to put in another appearance in this new holiday tale. Four-colorillustrations throughout. 64p.
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First published in 1953. An illustrated look at the literary life and its 'attendant woes: isolation, writer's block, professional jealousy, and plain boredom.' B&W illus. Unpgd. Torn dust jacket.
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The War of the Worlds

By H.G. Wells

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When massive, intelligent aliens from Mars touch down in Victorian England and threaten to destroy the civilized world, humanity's vaunted knowledge proves to be of little use. First published in 1898, H.G. Wells's masterpiece of speculative fiction has thrilled and delighted generations of readers and spawned countless imitations. In 1960, Edward Gorey prepared a set of his inimitable pen-and-ink drawings to illustrate a new edition of Wells's The War of the Worlds for the legendary Looking Glass Library. This special hardcover edition from NYRB Classics brings back for today's readers a collaboration between two modern masters of all that's wonderful and strange.
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The West Wing

By Edward Gorey

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On each page, a room beckons, inviting the reader to wonder why three shoes lie here abandoned, what is retreating in that mirror's reflection, or why there is an imprint of a body in the wallpaper, faded and floating four feet above the floor. Another Goreywordless mystery. B&W illus. 64p.
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Three mysterious figures set out from Willowdale, traveling by handcar. On the way to nowhere in particular, they pass a number of odd characters and observe a series of baffling phenomena, from a house burning down in a field to a palatial mansion perched precariously on a bluff. 'Enigmatic, surreal, and wonderfully entertaining.' B&W illustrations throughout. 64p.
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