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Amphigorey
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher J P Tarcher
Publication date June 1, 1980
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780399504334
ISBN-10 0399504338
Dimensions 0.75 by 8 by 11 in.
Weight 1.30 lbs.
Original list price $20.00
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Summary
Fifteen works by the American artist and author provide a journey into a macabre world
Amazon.com description: Product Description: An illustrated collection of 15 macabre short stories.
 
In this gorgeously detailed volume, American artist and author Edward Gorey accents amphigory (nonsense verse or composition) with his signature cross-hatched pen-and-ink drawings. A mix of poetry and prose, light-hearted and decidedly more morbid storytelling, the book is sure to satisfy both fans of art and lovers of short stories alike.
 
Stories included:
"The Unstrung Harp"
"The Listing Attic"
"The Doubtful Guest"
"The Object Lesson"
"The Bug Book"
"The Fatal Lozenge"
"The Hapless Child"
"The Curious Sofa"
"The Willowdale Handcar"
"The Gashlycrumb Tinies"
"The Insect God"
"The West Wing"
"The Wuggly Ump"
"The Sinking Spell"
"The Remembered Visit"

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780399110030
 
from Putnam Pub Group (October 1, 1972)
9780399110030 | details & prices | List price $14.95
About: Fifteen works by the American artist and author provide a journey into a macabre world
Paperback
Book cover for 9780399504334
 
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from J P Tarcher (June 1, 1980)
9780399504334 | details & prices | 8.00 × 11.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $20.00
About: Fifteen works by the American artist and author provide a journey into a macabre world

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