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Edward Gorey (1925–2000)

Author of Amphigorey

262+ Works 22,393 Members 668 Reviews 198 Favorited

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Series

Works by Edward Gorey

Amphigorey (1972) 2,767 copies, 38 reviews
The Gashlycrumb Tinies (1963) 2,566 copies, 60 reviews
Amphigorey Also (1983) 1,827 copies, 22 reviews
Amphigorey Too (1975) 1,500 copies, 18 reviews
The Doubtful Guest (1957) 895 copies, 25 reviews
The Haunted Looking Glass: Ghost Stories Chosen by Edward Gorey (1959) — Editor & illustrator — 682 copies, 7 reviews
The Epiplectic Bicycle (1969) 637 copies, 11 reviews
Amphigorey Again (2006) 600 copies, 14 reviews
The Shrinking of Treehorn (1971) — Illustrator — 375 copies, 6 reviews
Rumpelstiltskin (1973) — Illustrator — 330 copies, 4 reviews
The Secrets: Volume One; The Other Statue (1968) 313 copies, 8 reviews
The Object-Lesson (1958) 265 copies, 10 reviews
Elephant House: Or, The Home of Edward Gorey (2003) 226 copies, 3 reviews
The Awdrey-Gore Legacy (1972) 221 copies, 31 reviews
The Hapless Child (1961) 198 copies, 11 reviews
The Gilded Bat (1966) 192 copies, 6 reviews
The Glorious Nosebleed (1974) 191 copies, 6 reviews
The Evil Garden (1965) 186 copies, 29 reviews
Dracula: A Toy Theatre (1979) 157 copies
The Fantod Pack (1995) 149 copies, 1 review
The Sopping Thursday (1970) 147 copies, 5 reviews
Category: Fifty Drawings by Edward Gorey (1973) 136 copies, 5 reviews
The Blue Aspic (1968) 132 copies, 7 reviews
The West Wing (1963) 124 copies, 7 reviews
The Eclectic Abecedarium (1983) 113 copies, 5 reviews
The Wuggly Ump (1963) 111 copies, 8 reviews
The Utter Zoo: An Alphabet (1967) 110 copies, 3 reviews
Dancing Cats and Neglected Murderesses (1980) 109 copies, 4 reviews
The loathsome couple (1977) 103 copies, 6 reviews
The Water Flowers (1982) 94 copies, 4 reviews
The Black Doll: A Silent Screenplay (2009) 83 copies, 13 reviews
The Insect God (1963) 80 copies, 6 reviews
The Beastly Baby (1962) 77 copies, 6 reviews
A Halloween Treat (1981) 75 copies, 10 reviews
Edward Gorey: His Book Cover Art and Design (2015) — Illustrator — 75 copies, 1 review
Three Ladies Beside the Sea (1963) — Illustrator — 73 copies, 1 review
The Broken Spoke (1976) 67 copies, 4 reviews
Gorey Games (1979) 65 copies, 1 review
The Tunnel Calamity (1984) 63 copies, 1 review
The Lost Lions (1973) 60 copies, 24 reviews
Saint Melissa the Mottled (2012) 58 copies, 6 reviews
The Listing Attic and The Unstrung Harp (1974) 58 copies, 5 reviews
The Fatal Lozenge (1960) 55 copies, 4 reviews
The Helpless Doorknob: A Shuffled Story (1989) 51 copies, 1 review
The Sinking Spell (1964) 46 copies, 6 reviews
The Osbick Bird (1970) 45 copies, 6 reviews
Gorey x 3 (1953) 42 copies
Fletcher and Zenobia (1967) 38 copies, 2 reviews
The Bug Book (1960) 35 copies, 6 reviews
The Listing Attic (1954) 31 copies, 1 review
Edward Gorey Sticker Book (2013) 26 copies
The Gorey Alphabet (1960) 24 copies, 2 reviews
The Adventures of Gremlin (1805) — Illustrator — 23 copies
Penny Candy (1970) — Illustrator — 23 copies, 2 reviews
The Disrespectful Summons (1971) 23 copies, 4 reviews
The Lavender Leotard (1973) 23 copies, 5 reviews
Edward Gorey: Coloring Book (2017) 20 copies
The Deranged Cousins, or, Whatever (1979) 19 copies, 4 reviews
The Pious Infant (1966) 18 copies, 4 reviews
Gorey posters (1979) 16 copies
Gorey Cats and Paper Dolls (1982) 15 copies
The Eleventh Episode (1971) 14 copies, 4 reviews
The Inanimate Tragedy (1966) 14 copies, 3 reviews
The Untitled Book (2000) 14 copies, 4 reviews
Leaves From a Mislaid Album (1972) 14 copies, 3 reviews
Melange Funeste (1981) 13 copies
The Chinese Obelisks (1978) 13 copies, 4 reviews
The Abandoned Sock (1972) 13 copies, 4 reviews
A Limerick (1973) 11 copies, 3 reviews
A Gorey Festival (1960) 11 copies
A mercurial bear (1983) 11 copies
The Tuning Fork (1990) 10 copies
The Prune People (1983) 10 copies, 3 reviews
L'Heure bleue (1975) 10 copies
The Unknown Vegetable 10 copies, 3 reviews
The Salt Herring (1971) 10 copies, 3 reviews
The Stupid Joke (1990) 9 copies, 3 reviews
The Prune People II (1985) 9 copies
Q.R.V. (1990) 9 copies
Nursery Frieze, The (1964) 8 copies
The Dripping Faucet (1989) 8 copies
The Green Beads (1978) 8 copies, 3 reviews
The lugubrious Library (2007) 8 copies
Old Possum's book of practical cats calendar for 1989 (1988) — Illustrator — 7 copies
Sekopäiset serkukset ja muita tarinoita (2012) 7 copies, 1 review
Les Urnes Utiles (1980) 7 copies, 4 reviews
Gorey Journal (2001) 7 copies, 1 review
The Story for Sara (2008) 5 copies
The fantod works (1978) 5 copies
An Ominous Gathering (1978) 5 copies
Edward Gorey Address Book (2002) 4 copies
Les Echanges Malandreux (1985) 4 copies
Figbash Acrobate 4 copies, 3 reviews
La procaz intimación (2014) 4 copies
La niña desdichada (2010) 3 copies
Poems About the Weather (1990) 3 copies
Looking for Edward Gorey (2011) — Artist — 3 copies
Quatro estorias (2003) 3 copies
The Catafalque Works (1979) 3 copies
Edward Gorey puzzle (2010) 2 copies
La biblioteca macabra (2022) 2 copies
Calender for 1996 Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1995) — Illustrator — 2 copies
F.M.R.A. (1980) 2 copies
El jardín maléfico (2017) 1 copy
Gorey Stories (1991) 1 copy
Gorey Pig 1 copy
Gorey Bat 1 copy
Evergreen 1 copy
Fantod IV 1 copy
Tragédies Topiares (1989) 1 copy

Associated Works

Dracula (1897) — Illustrator, some editions — 35,880 copies, 611 reviews
The Aeneid (0029) — Cover designer, some editions — 23,174 copies, 197 reviews
The War of the Worlds (1898) — Cover designer, some editions — 18,575 copies, 309 reviews
Bleak House (1852) — Illustrator, some editions — 13,777 copies, 247 reviews
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1962) — Cover artist, some editions — 11,483 copies, 299 reviews
Tom Jones (1749) — Cover designer, some editions — 8,191 copies, 94 reviews
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1939) — Illustrator, some editions — 6,752 copies, 89 reviews
The Secret Agent (1907) — Cover designer, some editions — 6,620 copies, 100 reviews
Lucky Jim (1954) — Cover designer, some editions — 5,838 copies, 154 reviews
The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915) — Illustrator, some editions — 5,437 copies, 188 reviews
A Hero of Our Time (1840) — Cover designer, some editions — 3,789 copies, 60 reviews
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (1962) — Cover artist, some editions — 3,471 copies, 85 reviews
Le Grand Meaulnes (1959) — Cover artist, some editions — 3,465 copies, 79 reviews
The House with a Clock in Its Walls (1973) — Illustrator, some editions — 2,514 copies, 75 reviews
The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge (1910) — Cover designer, some editions — 2,509 copies, 26 reviews
Victory (1915) — Cover artist, some editions; Typography, some editions — 2,485 copies, 37 reviews
Amerika (1927) — Cover artist, some editions — 2,376 copies, 14 reviews
What Maisie Knew (1897) — Cover designer, some editions — 2,137 copies, 42 reviews
The Book of the Courtier (1528) — typography, some editions — 2,122 copies, 13 reviews
The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life (1959) — Typography, some editions — 2,003 copies, 16 reviews
The Romance of Tristan and Iseult (1150) — Cover designer, some editions — 1,964 copies, 23 reviews
Either/Or: A Fragment of Life (1843) — Cover design and typography, some editions — 1,949 copies, 16 reviews
Troilus and Cressida (1374) — Cover designer, some editions — 1,901 copies, 6 reviews
You Can't Go Home Again (1934) — Cover artist, some editions — 1,757 copies, 29 reviews
Freaky Friday (1972) — Cover artist, some editions — 1,398 copies, 15 reviews
The Vatican Cellars (1914) — Cover artist, some editions — 1,382 copies, 20 reviews
Three Hearts and Three Lions (1961) — Cover artist, some editions — 1,381 copies, 24 reviews
Fear and Trembling / The Sickness Unto Death (1941) — Cover lettering, some editions — 1,293 copies, 6 reviews
Black Hearts in Battersea (1964) — Cover artist, some editions — 1,114 copies, 24 reviews
Thus Was Adonis Murdered (1981) — Cover artist, some editions — 1,101 copies, 38 reviews
Nightbirds on Nantucket (1966) — Cover artist, some editions — 906 copies, 16 reviews
The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories (1987) — Cover artist, some editions — 897 copies, 4 reviews
Thérèse Desqueyroux (1927) — Cover designer, some editions — 864 copies, 18 reviews
In Search of Dracula: The History of Dracula and Vampires (1972) — Cover artist, some editions — 784 copies, 11 reviews
The Shortest Way to Hades (1984) — Cover artist, some editions — 784 copies, 17 reviews
The Curse of the Blue Figurine (1983) — some editions — 774 copies, 15 reviews
Dream of the Red Chamber [Abridged] (1791) — Typography, some editions — 768 copies, 8 reviews
Chance: A Tale in Two Parts (1913) — Cover artist, some editions — 767 copies, 11 reviews
The Sibyl in Her Grave (2000) — Cover artist, some editions — 758 copies, 18 reviews
Either/Or 1: Kierkegaard's Writings, Vol. 3 (1843) — some editions — 752 copies, 3 reviews
The Sirens Sang of Murder (1989) — Cover artist, some editions — 732 copies, 16 reviews
The Awkward Age (1899) — Cover artist, some editions — 731 copies, 3 reviews
Loving (1945) — Cover designer, some editions — 723 copies, 19 reviews
Cautionary Tales for Children (1907) — Illustrator, some editions — 720 copies, 10 reviews
The Discovery of India (1946) — Typographer, some editions — 711 copies, 10 reviews
Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo (1957) — Typography, some editions — 698 copies, 4 reviews
Cold Hand in Mine: Strange Stories (1975) — Jacket Illustration, some editions — 668 copies, 11 reviews
The Complete Poems of Hart Crane (2000) — Typography, some editions — 663 copies, 5 reviews
From Ritual to Romance (1920) — Typographer, some editions — 631 copies, 5 reviews
The Ancient City: A Study on the Religion, Laws, and Institutions of Ancient Greece and Rome (1864) — Cover designer, some editions — 599 copies, 10 reviews
Dark Forces (1980) — Contributor — 578 copies, 6 reviews
A Christmas Carol / The Chimes (1843) — Illustrator, some editions — 568 copies, 10 reviews
The Captain’s Daughter and Other Stories (1836) — Cover artist, some editions — 550 copies, 2 reviews
The Stolen Lake (1981) — Cover artist, some editions — 542 copies, 13 reviews
Marx & Engels: Basic Writings on Politics & Philosophy (1959) — Typographer, some editions — 534 copies, 2 reviews
Either/Or, Part II (Kierkegaard's Writings, Vol. 4) (1843) — Cover designer, some editions — 533 copies, 1 review
The Organization Man (1956) — Typographer, some editions — 530 copies, 3 reviews
The Mummy, the Will, and the Crypt (1983) — Illustrator, some editions — 519 copies, 10 reviews
The Cuckoo Tree (1971) — Cover artist, some editions — 497 copies, 11 reviews
The Web and the Rock (1937) — Cover artist, some editions — 494 copies, 6 reviews
The Spell of the Sorcerer's Skull (1984) — Illustrator, some editions — 490 copies, 7 reviews
The Trolley to Yesterday (1989) — Illustrator, some editions — 460 copies, 4 reviews
What Is to Be Done? (1863) — Cover artist, some editions — 459 copies, 11 reviews
Pleasures and Regrets (1896) — Cover designer, some editions — 422 copies, 4 reviews
The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror; Revised Edition with a New Afterword (1993) — Cover artist, some editions — 413 copies, 3 reviews
Dido and Pa (1986) — Cover artist, some editions — 401 copies, 6 reviews
The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn (1978) — Cover artist, some editions — 399 copies, 7 reviews
Psyche and Symbol (1958) — Typography, some editions — 390 copies, 1 review
The Splendid Century: Life in the France of Louis XIV (1953) — Typographer, some editions — 376 copies, 5 reviews
Greek Tragedy (1954) — Cover artist [uncredited], some editions — 375 copies, 1 review
The Ghost in the Mirror (1993) — Illustrator, some editions — 366 copies, 9 reviews
The Chessmen of Doom (1989) — Illustrator, some editions — 361 copies, 5 reviews
The Dark Secret of Weatherend (1984) — some editions — 356 copies, 2 reviews
The Mansion in the Mist (1992) — Illustrator, some editions — 346 copies, 7 reviews
The Eyes of the Killer Robot (1986) — Illustrator, some editions — 346 copies, 7 reviews
Ghosts: A Treasury of Chilling Tales Old & New (1981) — Cover artist — 338 copies, 1 review
Rumpelstiltskin (1958) — Illustrator, some editions — 330 copies, 12 reviews
The Revenge of the Wizard's Ghost (1985) — Illustrator, some editions — 328 copies, 3 reviews
Therese (1927) — Cover designer, some editions — 315 copies, 4 reviews
Darwin, Marx, Wagner: Critique of a Heritage (1941) — Typography, some editions — 313 copies, 3 reviews
The Secret of the Underground Room (1990) — Cover artist, some editions — 305 copies, 5 reviews
The Lamp From the Warlock's Tomb (1988) — Illustrator, some editions — 304 copies, 4 reviews
Come Back, Dr. Caligari (1964) — Cover artist, some editions — 304 copies, 3 reviews
Protestant, Catholic, Jew; an essay in American religious sociology (1955) — Typographer, some editions — 300 copies
History Begins at Sumer (1956) — Cover and typography, some editions — 293 copies, 9 reviews
Witches & Warlocks: Tales of Black Magic, Old & New (1991) — Cover artist, some editions — 287 copies, 4 reviews
An Introduction to Haiku: An Anthology of Poems and Poets from Basho to Shiki (1958) — Designer, some editions — 279 copies, 2 reviews
Is Underground (1992) — Cover artist, some editions — 270 copies, 6 reviews
Devils & Demons: A Treasury of Fiendish Tales Old & New (1991) — Cover artist — 263 copies, 2 reviews
The Vengeance of the Witch-Finder (1993) — Illustrator, some editions — 261 copies, 6 reviews
The Adventures of the Black Girl in her Search for God (1885) — Cover artist, some editions — 259 copies, 8 reviews
Cold Shoulder Road (1995) — Cover artist, some editions — 238 copies, 7 reviews
Hauntings: Tales of the Supernatural (1968) — Illustrator — 237 copies, 7 reviews
The Middle of the Journey (1947) — Cover designer, some editions — 225 copies, 2 reviews
The Perfect Joy of Saint Francis (1952) — Cover designer, some editions — 225 copies, 2 reviews
The Drum, the Doll, and the Zombie (1994) — Illustrator, some editions — 218 copies, 4 reviews
The Jumblies (1968) — Illustrator, some editions — 211 copies, 3 reviews
The Bell, the Book, and the Spellbinder (1997) — Illustrator, some editions — 208 copies, 3 reviews
Donald Has a Difficulty (1970) — Illustrator — 205 copies, 4 reviews
Freshwater: A Comedy (1976) — Illustrator, some editions — 199 copies, 2 reviews
Donald and the... (1969) — Illustrator — 198 copies, 4 reviews
Painted Devils: Strange Stories (1979) — Cover artist, some editions — 194 copies, 3 reviews
Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense (1988) — Cover artist, some editions — 193 copies, 2 reviews
The American transcendentalists, their prose and poetry (1957) — Cover designer — 192 copies
Men and Gods: Myths and Legends of the Ancient Greeks (1950) — Illustrator, some editions — 191 copies
The Doom of the Haunted Opera (1995) — Illustrator, some editions — 187 copies, 4 reviews
Hamlet and Œdipus (1947) — Cover artist, some editions — 183 copies
Four Existentialist Theologians (1958) — Typography, some editions — 176 copies, 1 review
Tocqueville in America (1998) — Cover designer, some editions — 166 copies, 2 reviews
The Specter From the Magician's Museum (Lewis Barnavelt) (1998) — Illustrator, some editions — 157 copies, 4 reviews
An Elizabethan song book (1955) — Cover artist, some editions — 148 copies, 2 reviews
The Silent Executioner (1911) — Introduction, some editions — 148 copies
American Humor: a Study of the National Character (1931) — Cover designer, some editions — 145 copies, 4 reviews
Mystery of the Witches' Bridge (1967) — Cover artist, some editions — 145 copies, 4 reviews
Floating Worlds: The Letters of Edward Gorey and Peter F. Neumeyer (2011) — Contributor — 142 copies, 14 reviews
American Wits: An Anthology of Light Verse (2003) — Contributor — 135 copies, 3 reviews
Selections from the writings of Kierkegaard (1960) — Cover designer, some editions — 133 copies, 2 reviews
Caste and Class in a Southern Town (1937) — Typographer, some editions — 132 copies, 2 reviews
Summer Switch (1982) — Cover artist, some editions — 125 copies, 2 reviews
The Portobello Road And Other Stories (1994) — Cover artist, some editions — 124 copies
The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing (1999) — Cover artist, some editions — 123 copies, 2 reviews
Instant Lives (1974) — Illustrator, some editions — 123 copies, 3 reviews
The Hand of the Necromancer (1996) — Illustrator, some editions — 116 copies, 1 review
Haunted America: Star-Spangled Supernatural Stories (1990) — Cover artist — 114 copies, 1 review
The Beast Under the Wizard's Bridge (2000) — Illustrator, some editions — 112 copies, 1 review
Passages from Arabia Deserta (1931) — Cover designer, some editions — 105 copies
A piece of my mind; reflections at sixty (1956) — Typographer, some editions — 102 copies, 1 review
The Recollections of the Last Days of Shelley and Byron (1960) — Typographer, some editions — 102 copies, 2 reviews
The Wrath of the Grinning Ghost (1999) — Illustrator, some editions — 102 copies, 1 review
The Battles that Changed History (1956) — Maps, some editions — 102 copies, 2 reviews
A Clutch of Vampires: These Being Among the Best from History and Literature (1929) — Cover artist, some editions — 100 copies, 2 reviews
In The Cage and Other Tales (1969) — Cover design and typography, some editions — 98 copies
Why We Have Day and Night (1982) — Illustrator, some editions — 98 copies, 18 reviews
Treehorn's Treasure (1981) — Illustrator — 91 copies, 1 review
Red Riding Hood (1972) — Illustrator — 84 copies
He Was There from the Day We Moved In (1968) — Illustrator — 82 copies, 1 review
Poor People / A Little Hero (1846) — Cover artist — 69 copies, 1 review
Brer Rabbit and His Tricks (1967) — Illustrator, some editions — 62 copies
Merry, Rose, and Christmas-Tree June (1969) — Illustrator — 60 copies
Roman Imperial Civilisation (1957) — Typography, some editions — 60 copies
Sam and Emma. (1971) — Illustrator — 60 copies, 3 reviews
The Restless Atom: The Awakening of Nuclear Physics (1960) — Typographer, some editions — 56 copies, 1 review
The Best of John Bellairs 2: The Johnny Dixon Mysteries (2005) — Illustrator, some editions — 54 copies
On War (1958) — Typography, some editions — 51 copies
My Mother's House and The Vagabond (1955) — Cover designer, some editions — 50 copies
Treehorn's Wish (1986) — Illustrator — 49 copies, 1 review
Light Metres (1982) — Illustrator — 48 copies
Echoes of bats and men (1959) — Typography, some editions — 48 copies
Ladies of Fantasy: Two Centuries of Sinister Stories by the Gentle Sex (1975) — Illustrator, some editions — 47 copies, 1 review
A Literary Chronicle: 1920-1950 (1952) — Typography and cover design, some editions — 46 copies
Tales of Good and Evil (1949) — Cover designer, some editions — 45 copies
The Goncourt Journals 1851-1870 (1937) — Typographer, some editions — 45 copies, 1 review
Women of the Weird: Eerie Stories by the Gentle Sex (1976) — Cover artist — 44 copies, 2 reviews
Skeletons from the Opera Closet (1986) — Cover artist, some editions — 42 copies
The Lollipop Trollops and Other Poems (1992) — Illustrator — 42 copies, 1 review
The Little Book of Horrors (1992) — Contributor — 41 copies
Man Who Sang the Sillies (1607) — Illustrator — 41 copies, 1 review
Ladies of the Gothics: Tales of Romance and Terror by the Gentle Sex (1975) — Cover artist — 40 copies, 1 review
Cobweb Castle (1968) — Illustrator, some editions — 39 copies, 1 review
Nineteenth Century German Tales (1959) — Cover artist — 39 copies
You Know Who (1964) — Illustrator — 38 copies
Five Short Novels of Stendhal (1946) — Cover designer, some editions — 37 copies, 1 review
The Dark Beasts and Eight Other Stories from the Hound of Tindalos (1964) — Cover artist, some editions — 34 copies
Miss Clafooty and the Demon (1971) — Illustrator, some editions — 34 copies
Antaeus No. 75/76, Autumn 1994 - The Final Issue (1994) — Contributor — 32 copies
Sisters of Sorcery: Two Centuries of Witchcraft Stories by the Gentle Sex (1976) — Cover artist — 31 copies, 1 review
Scrap Irony (1961) — Illustrator — 29 copies
Constraint and Variety in American Education (1958) — Cover design and typography, some editions — 29 copies
Costumes By Karinska (1995) — Foreword — 29 copies, 2 reviews
For Our Children: A Book to Benefit the Pediatric AIDS Foundation (1991) — Illustrator — 29 copies, 1 review
The Human Image in Dramatic Literature (1957) — Typographer — 29 copies
Pippin's Journal; Or, Rosemary Is for Remembrance (1962) — Illustrator, some editions — 28 copies
13 Plays of Ghosts and the Supernatural (1990) — Cover artist, some editions — 28 copies
Sweet Revenge: 10 Plays of Bloody Murder (1992) — Cover artist, some editions — 25 copies
Cultural Slag (1966) — Illustrator — 24 copies
The Listener's Musical Companion (1959) — Typographer, some editions — 24 copies
Christmas Bower (1967) — Illustrator, some editions — 23 copies, 1 review
Travels in Arabia Deserta [abridged - Garnett] (1953) — Cover designer, some editions — 22 copies
The Very Fine Clock (1968) — Illustrator, some editions — 22 copies, 2 reviews
The Looking Glass Book of Stories (1960) — Cover artist — 21 copies
The Donald Boxed Set: Donald and the . . . & Donald Has a Difficulty (2011) — Illustrator — 19 copies, 1 review
The New York Review Quiz Book (1986) — Illustrator — 18 copies
Monster Festival: Classic Tales of the Macabre (1965) — Illustrator — 17 copies
La retorica delle puttane (1643) — Cover artist, some editions — 14 copies
Quail In Aspic: The Life Story of Count Charles Korsetz (1962) — Illustrator, some editions — 13 copies
Fun Phantoms: Tales of Ghostly Entertainment (1979) — Cover artist — 11 copies
The Vampyre: A Bedside Companion (1978) — Cover artist — 11 copies, 1 review
V. R. Lang: Poems & Plays with a Memoir (1975) — Illustrator — 11 copies
Son of the martini cookbook (1967) — Illustrator — 10 copies
Clinical sonnets (1949) — Illustrator, some editions — 10 copies
Case-Record from a Sonnetorium (1951) — Illustrator — 6 copies
Bleak House [Arranged for Modern Reading] (1953) — Illustrator — 5 copies
The study of political theory — Typographer — 4 copies
The Political Novel (1955) — Typographer — 4 copies
The study of comparative government — Typographer — 3 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 7, March 1981 — Contributor — 3 copies
The Fate of the French Non-Communist Left (1955) — Typographer — 3 copies
Words To Eat By: A Literary Cookbook (1995) — Cover artist — 3 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 5, January 1976 (1976) — Illustrator — 3 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 11, July 1976 (1976) — Illustrator — 3 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 3, November 1975 (1975) — Contributor — 3 copies
Illegitimate sonnets (1950) — Cover artist, some editions — 3 copies
Burning is a Substitute for Loving (1963) — Illustrator, some editions — 2 copies
More clinical sonnets — Illustrator, some editions — 2 copies
The problem of internal security in Great Britain, 1948-1953 (1954) — Typography, some editions — 1 copy
Antaeus No. 23, Autumn 1976 — Illustrator — 1 copy

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It's bleak, it's black, it's morbid: the very image of macabre is this, Gorey's tiny masterpiece. In just 28 short frames (including the iconic title page), "The Gashlycrumb Tinies" chronicles the tragic deaths of 26 children. It's easy to write this work off as appealing to the black-fingernailed set, but this is a wryly funny work which does what the best macabre fiction does: blends despair with laughter (the kind of laughter you can't stop even though you know you should).

My favourite frames are those in which the manner of death is almost unspoken: the child reaching her hand up to open a door, unaware of the bar-room brawl on the other side; the inquisite effete young boy gazing at a package, and so on. If nothing else, this is a work of sublime inventiveness.… (more)
 
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therebelprince | 59 other reviews | Apr 21, 2024 |
I’m a little bit embarrassed that I enjoyed this book so much….
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tloeffler | 59 other reviews | Feb 28, 2024 |
"Amphigorey: Fifteen Books" is a brilliant compilation of works by American author and illustrator Edward Gorey. Distinctively Gorey, the collection is packed with intricate pen-and-ink drawings and darkly humorous narratives. His tales feature eccentric characters, absurd situations, and a sense of whimsical melancholy that is both captivating and unsettling. Particularly noteworthy is its comprehensive presentation of Gorey's diverse body of work. From macabre alphabet books to surreal narratives and enigmatic tales, the anthology showcases the breadth of Gorey's imagination and his mastery of the illustrated book format. My favorite is "The Gashlycrumb Tinies," a darkly humorous and macabre abecedarian book that illustrates the deaths of 26 children, each representing a letter of the alphabet. His clever rhymes create a sense of morbid whimsy, drawing readers into a world where unfortunate accidents befall each child in alphabetical order. The entire collection is a classic!… (more)
 
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Andrew.Lafleche | 37 other reviews | Feb 13, 2024 |
Macabre humor. Some may disturb.
 
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