Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Amphigorey: Fifteen Stories
Edward Gorey


In this gorgeously detailed volume, American artist and author Edward Gorey accents amphigory (nonsense verse or composition) with his signature cross-hatched pen-and-ink drawings. A mix of poetry and prose, light-hearted and decidedly more morbid storytelling, the book is sure to satisfy both fans of art and lovers of short stories alike.

Stories included: The Unstrung Harp; The Listing Attic; The Doubtful Guest; The Object Lesson; The Bug Book; The Fatal Lozenge; The Hapless Child; The Curious Sofa; The Willowdale Handcar; The Gashlycrumb Tinies; The Insect God; The West Wing; The Wuggly Ump; The Sinking Spell; The Remembered Visit.

Paperback, 240pp
Penguin Putnam Inc, 1980
ISBN 9780399504334