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The Willowdale Handcar or the Return of the Black Doll

Gorey, Edward

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ISBN 10: 0396077676 / ISBN 13: 9780396077671
Published by Dodd, Mead & Co., New York, 1979
Condition: Fine copy in fine dust jacket Hardcover
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Title: The Willowdale Handcar or the Return of the ...

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Co., New York

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: hardcover

Illustrator: Illus. by the author

Book Condition: Fine copy in fine dust jacket

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st edition..

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Synopsis:

In this enigmatic, surreal, wonderfully entertaining tale, three mysterious figures set out from Willowdale, traveling by handcar. On the way to nowhere in particular they pass a number of odd characters and observe a series of baffling phenomena, from a house burning down in a field to a palatial mansion perched precariously on a bluff.
At once deeply vexing and utterly hilarious, darkly mysterious and amusingly absurd, The Willowdale Handcar is vintage Edward Gorey.

About the Author:

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.

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