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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A rare and irreverent, previously unpublished story by the late author of The Wuggly Ump profiles offbeat Saint Melissa, whose canonization occurred despite her Miracles of Destruction, through which she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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The Blue Aspic

By Edward Gorey

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(New York). (Meredith Press). (1968). Oblong 12mo. 1st edition. Very mild rubbing to spine ends, slightly affecting d.j. VG/VG.
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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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An intrepid voyage of epic proportion with a hero unequaled in the annals of literature, Republished in a deluxe hardcover edition at an Eerily Low Price! Illus. 64p.
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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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Twelve terrors suitable for framing! Updike tweaks Christmas in a jolly enough spirit to forgive, i.e., 'Fear of Not Receiving Enough' - in miniature texts that coexist with Gorey's usual, surreal & gallows humor.Updike rounds it up in terms of sentiment: 'Is this Hell, or just an upturn in/consumer confidence?' Play nice now. B&W illus.
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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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