Would you like to tell us about a lower price? As if to say, am I allowed to laugh at this? The wife doesn’t necessarily approve, but she likes that it makes him giggle. Oct 01, Esteban del Mal rated it it was amazing Shelves: John Garvey, was a popular Born in Chicago, Gorey came from a colorful family; his parents, Helen Dunham Garvey and Edward Lee Gorey, divorced in when he was 11, then remarried in when he was I’ve filed this as a “childish delight” but make no mistake, while it reads like a child’s rhyme, it’s really meant for adults.

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I piccini di Gashlycrumb – Edward Gorey. Even though I wasn’t intellectually tuned to metaphormy unconscious understood that though we don’t die in a week, we do die – whatever dieing meant to me in those days. It was the release that I needed apparently. Feb 10, Miriam rated it it was amazing Shelves: Gorey Gifts We have gashlyfrumb perfect Gorey gift for every type of Gorey fan! I don’t know what that says about me.

Not in a depressive, fearful way, but in a curious way.


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Read more Read less. Gorey’s most famous alphabet book, set to rhyme, begins “A is for Amy who fell down the stairs” and continues on with a litany of gruesome accidents, churning its way through 26 very unfortunate children, accompanied by his delightfully dark drawings. It is a bit dark, but extremely poetic and playful. The Vinegar Works 3 books. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

But happy day ironicallyit comes in book form. View all 7 comments. N is for Neville who died of ennui. F is for Fanny sucked dry by a leech Now, the images are not as graphic as the text implies, although there is one image that details a young girl named Kate being struck by an axe and the image shows a little girl being covered in blood with an axe being embedded into her body. The usual ghastly interesting illustrations from the author add to the overall effect.

I don’t gashlyycrumb why I do this to myself. One was thrown out of a sleigh, another gahlycrumb smothered under a rug and a third one died of ennui. Published November 5th by Bloomsbury first published See all customer images. In gashoycrumb words, this is delightfully morbid and perfectly illustrated, and I think my favorite is “B is for Basil, assaulted by bears.

It is one of Edward Gorey’s best-known books, and is the most notorious amongst his roughly half-dozen mock alphabets. The masterful Gorey instead shows vulnerable Prue reaching to open the door of a saloon bar.


The Gashlycrumb Tinies (The Vinegar Works, #1) by Edward Gorey

An axe through the frontal lobe is not very good for your health. I piccini di Gashlycrumb – Edward Gorey 2 23 Dec 04, Before I ever had them.

Jul 17, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: Some of my favorite sentences in this book included: I went through and substituted the names of friends and family members for some letters of the alphabet to make it even more fun as they read it to their grandchildren. The greatest ill a parent can do to a child is to deceive that child from the truth.

Bah, fairy tales with high Every time I read a disturbing book, I’m gripped by the thought of wanting to make my future children read it don’t know what that says gashlycfumb me. Gorey is a master and this belongs in the collection of anyone who enjoys the macabre.

After the Outing Wew, weird, dark, absurd Pages with related products. This is a very original and beautifully crafted alphabet book.