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THE CURIOUS SOFA

Gorey, Edward

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ISBN 10: 0747541701 / ISBN 13: 9780747541707
Published by OBolensky
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Title: THE CURIOUS SOFA

Publisher: OBolensky

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: FIRST

Book Type: Book

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A book about one of the most ridiculous hairstyles of all-time.

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As the New York Times writes of Edward Gorey, "His satires (often of tawdry Victorian mysteries) are not mere commentaries on the manners and mores of a distant age; they are inventive narratives about evil adults, mischievous children, illicit lovers and improbable beasts." Or, in the case of The Curious Sofa, improbable furniture. As Gorey tells us on the cover, this is "a pornographic work" (pornographic horror, in fact) with a picture on every page. And yet there's nary a nipple (nor a drop of blood) in sight. (For those who want some extras to pass around there's a 10-copy assortment with The Gashlycrumb Tinies.)

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