Somber drawings illustrate short, enigmatic, and macabre tales and rhymes about murders, unusual animals, and mysterious events. Results 1 – 30 of 33 Amphigorey Too by Gorey,Edward and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Amphigorey Too | Books, Comics & Magazines, Non-Fiction | eBay!.

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Where has this beautiful, white-bearded curmudgeon been my whole life? Some of Gorey’s stories are interesting, some are mildly disturbing like the dead child on the side of the amphigoery, who was saved from being abused at the orphanageand some are just Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Rows of strange, black cow? Some of my favorite stories in this volume were: This collection of twenty picture books is packed with so many things I love, such as gloomy, gothic settings, cruel fates, mean-hearted children, archaic polysyllabic words, irreverent gallows humor, obscure references, demons, murder, smoking, dead babies, satiric portrayals of class systems, a mistrust of religion, villainous adults, and more than a few bleak, bitter ending.

I can’t wait to dive into the other Amphigorey titles. Lists with This Book. At start and finish, Amphigorey Too has babies flying through the air and meeting gruesome foo.

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And, having finally had the chance, I’m glad that I have. Sep 20, Milica Chotra rated it really liked it. Nov 23, Sylvester rated it it was amazing Shelves: There are children in these tales who die at the drop of a hat and before you know it even adults are killed and meet their end quite grotesquely sometimes.

Review is also on: This one is a compendium from many of his amphigkrey books from — There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Maybe he’s some weird spidery creature with dark frightening eyes who lives under the stairs in the basement of a haunted Victorian. Some of it is nonsense.


The drawings are, in the main, clever and well done, but are often not related to any of the verbiage associated with them. Amphigorey Too is a collection of 20 short, illustrated tales and poems if you’re not familiar with Gorey’s work check thisplus the earlier unpublished first version ampnigorey “The Chinese Obelisks” another alphabet book – Gorey’s sketches for the final version I was pretty excited to discover this. Los finales son abiertos, en ocasiones abruptos. That leaves me with only one of his books on my TBR pile.

This collection of stories were highly entertaining.

Not one of his best. Edward Gorey’s work is one of those rare things that consistently renews my faith in the awesome potential of human creativity. Open Preview See a Problem? For unique inspiration using visually driven narrative in prose and verse, educators can loo This review may contain spoilers. Yeah, I know it sounds really gross, but it’s true. Gorey’s one of our favourite writers, and we enjoy reading him together. I guess having a signature way of writing always helps an author in the sense that readers can then associate easily and know what they are in for after reading the first couple of stories or books.

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Can we read it all over again? Refresh and try again. It was such a delight to fall into a collection that evoked the same hypnotizing melancholy I felt watching the Mystery! My favourite of the amphigorwy book, following a sanctimonious little tot: For unique inspiration amphigore visually driven narrative in prose and verse, educators can look no further than these extraordinary offerings from Riggs and Gorey. All kinds of weirdness on amhpigorey. It serves a purpose, I guess, since copies of the original books are almost unavailable or prohibitively expensive.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Apr 11, Amanda rated it it was amazing. Nov 03, Matthew Hunter rated it it was amazing Shelves: Usually I’m the one who has to make them up for her, but sometimes she comes to me with that cute “can we read books? The sentences and stories are amphigkrey to read at first glance, and that’s it. Of course we can, silly. Jul 07, Vivian rated it it was ok Shelves: Edward Gorey dwells in the world of picture books as a Lovecraftian Dr.

Born in Chicago, Gorey came from a colorful family; his parents, Helen Dunham Garvey and Edward Lee Gorey, divorced in amphigoreyy he was 11, then remarried in when he was Dec 09, Florencia rated roo it was amazing Shelves: All in all, very good collection, can’t wait to read the other two!

Por otro lado, observo que desarrolla en sus historias temas de tal forma que me recuerdan a otros que yo he planteado en mis propias pajas mentales. Return to Book Page. It features a creature like a hippo — portrayed in various steps — with difficult or severe words written above it. Didn’t really grab me; little children engaged in ballet and their comments such as “Other companies merely put on ballets; we dance.

Cuando lees a Gorey has de tener clara una cosa: Gorey includes a couple of little tales translated from French, with his illustrations.