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Edward Gorey

Edward Gorey

·4.15·171,287 Ratings
“ The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. ” ― Chinese Proverb
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  • The Dark Secret of Weatherend (Anthony Monday Mysteries, #2)

    ·4.05·638 Ratings
    When Anthony Monday stumbles upon the diary of J.K. Borkman, he thinks he's unearthed a worthless piece of junk. But Borkman's mysterious writings turn out to be much more--plans to turn the world into an icy wasteland. By the time ghastly weather sets in
  • The Fatal Lozenge

    ·4.19·220 Ratings
  • You Read to Me, I'll Read to You

    ·4.02·155 Ratings
    ‘Thirty-five imaginative and humorous poems for an adult and a child to read aloud together. . . . The entertaining verses are varied as to length, rhythm, and subject and are illustrated with harmoniously amusing drawings.’ —BL.
  • The Secrets: Volume One: The Other Statue

    ·4.25·415 Ratings
    Gathered for the annual charity fete at Backwater Hall in Mortshire, the host Lord Wherewithal is dead, Horace Gallop cavorts with Victoria Scone, and someone has offended decorum by disembowelling a stuffed thisby belonging to the Earl of Thump.
  • The Haunted Tea-Cosy

    ·4.01·1,082 Ratings
    In the preface to "A Christmas Carol," Charles Dickens wrote that he tried "to raise the Ghost of an Idea" with readers and trusted that it would "haunt their houses pleasantly." In December 1997, 154 Christmases later, the "New York Times Magazine" asked
  • 12 Terrors of Christmas

    ·4.24·2,317 Ratings
    Edward Gorey's off-kilter depictions of Yuletide mayhem and John Updike's wryly jaundiced text examine a dozen Christmas traditions with a decidedly wheezy ho-ho-ho.1. Santa: The ManLoose-fitting nylon beard, fake optical twinkle, cheap red suit, funny ru
  • Black Hearts in Battersea (The Wolves Chronicles, #2)

    ·4.13·3,476 Ratings
    Simon, the foundling from The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, arrives in London to meet an old friend and pursue the study of painting. Instead he finds himself unwittingly in the middle of a wicked crew's fiendish caper to overthrow the good King James and t
  • The Beastly Baby

    ·4.32·301 Ratings
    A calmly horrific tale about a most unpleasant infant everyone is trying to get rid of.
  • The Gashlycrumb Tinies (The Vinegar Works, #1)

    ·4.19·45,206 Ratings
    The Gashlycrumb Tinies: or, After the Outing is an abecedarian book written by Edward Gorey that was first published in 1963. Gorey tells the tale of 26 children (each representing a letter of the alphabet) and their untimely deaths in rhyming dactylic co
  • Amphigorey (Amphigorey, #1)

    ·4.05·33,533 Ratings
    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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