Edward Gorey – Author and Illustrator

The Literary “Nonsense” of Edward Gorey

Most people who know anything about Edward Gorey typically describe him as an illustrator.
 
However, Gorey has created books that can now be found not only in the humor or cartoon sections of your favorite bookstore, but even in the “true” art section.
 
Edward Gorey was famous for his experimentation in the creation of books. He created wordless books, teeny-tiny matchbox-sized books, and even pop-up books!
 
Classifying his own work as “literary nonsense,” Gorey stands front and center in the same genre as that occupied by Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear.
 
Welcome to all those who are already fans of Edward Gorey, and an even bigger welcome to those who are taking their first “journey” into his life and work.


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Check Out These Great Books by Edward Gorey!

The Gashlycrumb Tinies Hardcover
The Gashlycrumb Tinies

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Amphigorey: Fifteen Books Paperback
Amphigorey: Fifteen Books

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The Recently Deflowered Girl: The Right Thing to Say on Every Dubious Occasion Hardcover
The Recently Deflowered Girl

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The Evil Garden Hardcover
The Evil Garden

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The Doubtful Guest Hardcover
The Doubtful Guest

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The Twelve Terrors of Christmas Hardcover
The Twelve Terrors of Christmas

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Edward Gorey Pseudonyms / Anagrams

  • Ogdred Weary – The Curious Sofa, The Beastly Baby 
  • Mrs. Regera Dowdy – The Pious Infant 
  • Eduard Blutig – The Evil Garden (translated from Der Böse Garten by Mrs. Regera Dowdy), The Tuning Fork (translated from Der Zeitirrthum by Mrs. Regera Dowdy) 
  • Raddory Gewe – The Eleventh Episode 
  • Dogear Wryde – The Broken Spoke/Cycling Cards 
  • E. G. Deadworry – The Awdrey-Gore Legacy 
  • D. Awdrey-Gore – The Toastrack Enigma, The Blancmange Tragedy, The Postcard Mystery, The Pincushion Affair, The Toothpaste Murder, The Dustwrapper Secret (Note: These books, though attributed to Awdrey-Gore in Gorey’s book, The Awdrey-Gore Legacy, were not really written.)


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More Books By Edward Gorey

Edward Gorey Sticker Book Paperback
Edward Gorey Sticker Book

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Thoughtful Alphabets: The Just Dessert and The Deadly Blotter Hardcover
Thoughtful Alphabets: The Just Dessert and The Deadly Blotter

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The Hapless Child Hardcover
The Hapless Child

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The Blue Aspic Hardcover
The Blue Aspic

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The Epiplectic Bicycle Hardcover
The Epiplectic Bicycle

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Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey Hardcover
Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey

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Edward Gorey Links

Celebrating the life and works of American author & illustrator Edward Gorey
Celebrating the life and works of American author & illustrator Edward Gorey
Edward Gorey Bibliography
Edward Gorey Bibliography
Edward Gorey – Wikipedia
Edward Gorey From Wikipedia
Quiz – What horrible Edward Gorey Death will you die?
I’m particular to Neville’s demise, but the quiz pegs me as getting ready to take a dive as per Leo…
The Gashlycrumb Tinies
The whole “gorey” thing right online!
MYSTERY!: Edward Gorey
Edward Gorey, 1925-2000. The macabre, yet merry world of Edward Gorey has provided the
backdrop for MYSTERY!
Obituary: Edward Gorey
A copy of Edward Gorey’s obituary from The Guardian
BookPage Interview November 1998: Edward Gorey
An interesting interview with Edward Gorey
Goreyography presents Edward Gorey (1925-2000)
Goreyography presents biographical and bibliographical information about American artist Edward Gorey (1925-2000)
Edward Gorey Intro Page
A tribute to Edward Gorey. There are several complete works currently available for viewing.
The End of the Line: Rory Dagwood Succumbs
A tribute article to Edward Gorey upon his death
Morbid Outlook – Edward Gorey, Practitioner of Macabre
An article about Edward Gorey from Morbid Outlook
Salon Brilliant Careers | Edward Gorey
A “Salon Brilliant Careers” articles featuring Edward Gorey


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