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The World of Edward Gorey

ROSS, Clifford & WILKIN, Karen

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ISBN 10: 0810939886 / ISBN 13: 9780810939882
Published by Abrams, New York, 1996
Condition: fine Hardcover
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200 line drawings and 24 plates in full color. 192 pages, oblong 8vo, black cloth, d.w. New York: Abrams, (1996). First Editiion. Fine. Signed by both authors. Bookseller Inventory # 241012

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Title: The World of Edward Gorey

Publisher: Abrams, New York

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: hardcover

Illustrator: Edward Gorey

Book Condition: fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First.

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Edward Gorey is famed for his pen-and-ink drawings and dark humor, and this overview provides examples of his art, insights into his work by an artist and longtime friend, and critical analysis by an art reviewer. Mystery Guild & Science Fiction Bk Club.

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Edward Gorey is an author and an illustrator who has carved a unique niche creating macabre graphic novels that are part satire and part social commentary--comics for adults. Though often relating lurid tales of Victorian crime, Gorey eschews blood and gore in favor of atmosphere and humor. Here the editors have collected a representative sample of his work. Ross, an artist, and Wilkin, an art critic, also provide a useful introductory essay on Gorey's work and an informative interview with him. The book includes a complete bibliography and photographs of Gorey's library and studio.

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