Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

The Angel the Automobilist and Eighteen Others
Edward Gorey


In this collection of distinctive drawings, Edward Gorey presents portraits ranging from the Angel to the Wretch. In typical Gorey fashion, their worlds are a bit off-kilter. The barefoot Artist wears a heavy coat, while the Watcher sees a void.

Never before published, The Angel, the Automobilist, and Eighteen Others examines humankind through Gorey’s quirky lens. Despite the title, this book contains only seventeen “Others,” not eighteen. Chalk that up as another enigma from the artist and writer himself.

Hardback, 40pp
Pomegranate, 2020
ISBN 9780764975400