Synopses & Reviews
A charming burlesque concerning an intrepid voyage of epic proportions by the "incredibly sophisticated...stylish and inventive" Edward Gorey (New York Observer). Now available in a special gift edition.
"Edward Gorey's work is remarkable and mysterious. I find it fascinating." Max Ernst
"Dark masterpieces of surreal morality...beautifully depicted." Vanity Fair
The story of an intrepid voyage of epic proportion with a hero unequaled in the annals of literature. Gorey is "a man of enormous erudition . . . an artist and writer of genius" ("The New Yorker").
About the Author
A truly prodigious and original artist, Edward St. John Gorey (1925-2000), gave to the world over one hundred works, including The Gashlycrumb Tinies, The Doubtful Guest and The Wuggly Ump; prize-winning set and costume designs for innumerable theater productions from Cape Cod to Broadway; a remarkable number of illustrations in publications such as the New Yorker and the New York Times, and in books by a wide array of authors from Charles Dickens to Edward Lear, Samuel Beckett, John Updike, Virginia Woolf, H.G. Wells, Florence Heide and many others. His well known animated credits for the PBS Mystery series have introduced him to millions of television viewers. Gorey's masterful pen and ink illustrations and his ironic, offbeat humor have brought him critical acclaim and an avid following throughout the world.