Thoughtful Alphabets - the Just Dessert & the Deadly Blotter A213
This book combines two of Gorey's Thoughtful Alphabets (long out of print) in one volume never before published in hardcover. In each, Gorey's twenty-six-word stories (wherein the first word begins with A, the last with Z) weave a tale of suspense and intrigue; the story proceeds as the alphabet progresses. *Gorey's deft and witty use of language is apparent even in these twenty-six-word stories. *The book combines two of Gorey's Thoughtful Alphabets in one volume never before published in hardcover. *A must-have for all Goreyphiles!
- Hardback | 64 pages
- 134 x 136 x 14mm | 199.58g
- 15 Sep 2012
- Pomegranate Communications Inc,US
- California, United States
- 15th Revised ed.
Astonishingly brief, captivating, decidedly engaging, for Goreyphiles: here. Its jolly, keen language meanders neatly. One ponders, quietly, rather strange tableaux. Uses verbs winsomely. Excited, you? Zowee! What's this all about? In the mid-1990s Edward Gorey launched a numbered series of "Thoughtful Alphabets" featuring cryptic twenty-six-word stories wherein the first word begins with A, the last with Z. The first six Thoughtful Alphabets published (numbers 2, 3, 4, 10, 14, and 15) were hand-lettered posters with clip-art illustrations. Numbers XI and XVII, however, emerged as signed limited-edition books featuring happily for us Gorey's own drawings. First published by The Fantod Press but long out of print, these two gems are revived in Thoughtful Alphabets: The Just Dessert and The Deadly Blotter. In each, Gorey's inimitable drawings weave a tale of suspense and intrigue; the story proceeds as the alphabet progresses.