The Object-Lesson

The Object-Lesson

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Inspired by Samuel Foote's poem, "The Grand Panjandrum," "The Object-Lesson" presents a stunning series of seemingly random and unrelated events. A missing artificial limb, ghostly spectres, and the statue of Corrupted Endeavour all have a place in this enigmatic tale, which combines elements of French surrealism, Japanese haiku, and lots of good fun.
With its humorous obscurity and puzzling intrigues, "The Object-Lesson" delights and provokes.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 142.24 x 210.82 x 7.62mm | 158.76g
  • New York, NY, China
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0151007098
  • 9780151007097
  • 882,651

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"Dark masterpieces of surreal morality . . . beautifully depicted."--"Vanity Fair"

"Edward Gorey's work is remarkable and mysterious. I find it fascinating."--Max Ernst

"A major graphic artist . . . his originality is profound."--"Commentary"

"Incredibly sophisticated . . . stylish and inventive."--"The New York Observer"
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596 ratings
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2 4% (21)
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