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... show more
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.
Birth date: February 22, 1925
Died: April 15, 2000
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There isn't much substance to this. Anthony Monday and his family were working class, concerned with money and their world was all-too-real. Bellairs changes all of that when he has a weather-obsessed magician and his death-cult waltz into town.The plot ticks away like a middle grade adventure-myste...
Well I read this one and only realized now that it counts towards The Dead Writers Society October 2016 Genre challenge. So that's one less thing to worry about before the end of the month. I am also going to be reading this for the Horror Aficionados Fall Fear Challenge. I read this as a kid and re...
10 year old Lewis has to live with his uncle Jonathan after his parents has died. What Lewis doesn´t know is that his uncle is a wizard and that something sinister is going on in the walls of their house. What is the big secret behind the constantly ticking clock behind the walls? The House With a...
So the great Gorey and I have some of the same tastes in fiction. And we both like cats.Some of these stories are well known - such as "The Monkey's Paw", which is one of those stories that never grows stale at all. Others are not, such as "August Heat", a rather chilling tale. What is interesting i...
I want to like more poetry, and I enjoyed some of the Eliot that I had to read in school, but these were...not to my taste? I never saw the musical and I only picked this up because I like Edward Gorey, but even he couldn't help me appreciate these.