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The Headless Bust: A Melancholy Meditation on the False Millennium SIGNED COPY!: Gorey, Edward The Headless Bust: A Melancholy Meditation on the False Millennium SIGNED COPY!: Gorey, Edward

The Headless Bust: A Melancholy Meditation on the False Millennium SIGNED COPY!

Gorey, Edward

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ISBN 10: 0151005141 / ISBN 13: 9780151005147
Published by Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1999
Condition: As New Hardcover
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SIGNED in black pen by the author on a bookplate issued by the publisher and affixed to the front flyleaf. As new in as new dust jacket. No ownership markings, no remainder mark, not price-clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 006887

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Title: The Headless Bust: A Melancholy Meditation ...

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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As we wander off with Edward Gorey into the next millennium our reasons for being here are far from clear. Nevertheless, the master craftsmen is at his best . . Ere the last guest was fin'lly gone.Ça va, hélas, from bad to worse: Adieu to prose, alló to verse. The Bahhumbug with lack of tact. Now called attention to the fact, Which made it feel to Edmund Gravel. He was already to unravel


With The Headless Bust, Edmund Gravel and the Bahum Bug from Gorey's "Dispirited and Distasteful" Christmas tale, The Haunted Tea-Cosy, have returned to usher in the New Year. The story, told in verse, takes up just after Edmund's riotous party. He and the Bug are whisked off to a faraway village for another round of strange and vaguely eerie encounters. Fans of Gorey's distinctive ink drawings, tending toward the well-dressed and slightly mad, will not be disappointed--they make for an engrossing book with or without the accompanying deliciously odd text. ("Reversing at a tango tea/ In Snogg's Casino-not-on-Sea/ L-- tripped and cried, 'I am afraid/ They tampered with the marmalade.'") There is also plenty to be had for aficionados of the mysterious little rituals, mentioned nonchalantly, that seem so logical to the inhabitants of Gorey's bizarre world--the Bandage Folder's Ball being a head-cocking highlight. The Headless Bust is perfect for a winter's read by the fireplace, just before drifting off into fruitcake-induced dreams. --Ali Davis

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