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The Willowdale Handcar by Edward Gorey

The Willowdale Handcar (edition 1962)

by Edward Gorey

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Title:The Willowdale Handcar
Authors:Edward Gorey
Info:Peter Weed Books (1962), Edition: New edition, Hardcover, 33 pages
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Tags:Edward Gorey, illustrated, life's little lessons

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The Willowdale Handcar: or the Return of the Black Doll by Edward Gorey




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When I was a tot, my parents owned two volumes of Edgar Gorey's work. This was one. As a child I admired the ink work, with its heavy shading, and puzzled over the plot, which doesn't particularly exist. This was probably my first exposure to non-standard literature, and it probably had a lot to do with how I turned out. ( )
  OshoOsho | Mar 30, 2013 |
Edward Gorey always leaves me wanting more. This genius of a man forces you to think for yourself, he never feels the need to "sew up" the loose ends.. This story is about three friends discovering that life is a journey not a destination. Have Fun! ( )
  39again | Dec 18, 2012 |
Three friends discover a railway handcart and embark on an epic journey, during which they encounter old friends. Dark, deep and superbly drawn. ( )
  riverwillow | Jun 8, 2012 |
A beautifully drawn macabre tale of three friends who find a railway handcart and go on a long journey of discovery aboard it to an uncertain end. Typically Goreyesque ! ( )
  devenish | Dec 7, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0151010358, Hardcover)

In this enigmatic, surreal, wonderfully entertaining tale, 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.

At once deeply vexing and utterly hilarious, darkly mysterious and amusingly absurd, The Willowdale Handcar is vintage Edward Gorey.

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