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Curious Sofa: A Pornographic Work by Ogdred Weary (original 1961; edition 1999)

by Edward Gorey (Author)

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Gorey's naughty, hilarious travesty of lust-now reissued in a special gift edition. 'A master of the genre of graphic storytelling and a brilliant draftsman' (New York Times Book Review).
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Title:Curious Sofa: A Pornographic Work by Ogdred Weary
Authors:Edward Gorey (Author)
Info:Thomson Learning (1999), Edition: Illustrated, 64 pages
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The Curious Sofa: A Pornographic Work by Ogdred Weary by Edward Gorey (1961)

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    Delta of Venus by Anaïs Nin (Anonymous user)
    Anonymous user: Sexually adventurous people go on a picnic, and a big dog joins them in their activities.
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    The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey (fugitive)
    fugitive: Dark, subtle humor (well, maybe not so subtle).
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I loved this book! Hilarious, odd, and left me wanting more! ( )
  NagathaChristie | Jan 6, 2022 |
Easily my favorite play on romance novels by anyone ever. ( )
  wetdryvac | Mar 2, 2021 |
Very salacious. *giggle*
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  ThothJ | Dec 4, 2015 |
Very salacious. *giggle*
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  ThothJ | Dec 4, 2015 |
Very salacious. *giggle*
( )
  ThothJ | Dec 3, 2015 |
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Gorey’s tales, I began to see, can be divided into two types: overt and enigmatic. In his overt tales, like The Gashlycrumb Tinies or The Loathsome Couple, Gorey leaves little to the imagination. It is clear what is happening in each amusingly macabre sentence and illustration. (Gorey, incidentally, did not like the word “macabre,” perhaps due to having heard it too much in interviews.) In his enigmatic tales, by contrast, something, perhaps quite a bit, is left to the imagination. [...] The Curious Sofa, with its clever yet inscrutable ending, is also one of these. Gorey’s work had once reminded me of Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas or Neil Gaiman’s Coraline; now, despite the extreme brevity of his books, his work seemed darker and more complex than both. I loved it.
 
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