Synopses & Reviews
Gorey has never been funnier or more “impossible to resist” (Boston Herald
) than in this peculiar retelling of Charles Dickenss A Christmas Carol
"Mr. Gorey could, no doubt, conjure perversely sinister chuckles from an antimacassar, but a tea-cosy serves just as well. No Gorey admirer should overlook this 'Diversion for Christmas.'" Phoebe-Lou Adams, The Atlantic Monthly
"As always, Gorey's illustrations are the real draw. His human figures and weird creatures, at once stilted and animated, amuse and titillate us." Booklist
"Dark masterpieces of surreal morality...beautifully depicted." Vanity Fair
About the Author
Edward Gorey (1925-2000) wrote and illustrated such popular books as The Doubtful Guest, The Gashlycrumb Tinies, and The Headless Bust. He was also a very successful set and costume designer, earning a Tony Award for his Broadway production of Edward Gorey's Dracula. Animated sequences of his work have introduced the PBS series Mystery! since 1980.