The Willowdale Handcar

The Willowdale Handcar : Or the Return of the Black Doll

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In this enigmatic, surreal, wonderfully entertaining tale, three mysterious figures set out from Willowdale, traveling by handcar. On the way to nowhere in particular they pass a number of odd characters and observe a series of baffling phenomena, from a house burning down in a field to a palatial mansion perched precariously on a bluff.
At once deeply vexing and utterly hilarious, darkly mysterious and amusingly absurd, The Willowdale Handcar is vintage Edward Gorey.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 150 x 158 x 10mm | 163g
  • China
  • English
  • Harcourt
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0151010358
  • 9780151010356
  • 1,301,738

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"Dark masterpieces of surreal morality . . . beautifully depicted."-Vanity Fair "A master of a genre of graphic storytelling [and] a brilliant draftsman."-The New York Times Book Review
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565 ratings
4.17 out of 5 stars
5 44% (249)
4 35% (195)
3 18% (99)
2 3% (17)
1 1% (5)
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