I know that Edward Gorey liked to put announcement cards into many of his drawings, but I did not notice them in every book I will have to take. Results 1 – 30 of 31 The Hapless Child by Edward Gorey and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Gatefold Vinyl release of The Hapless Child And Other Inscrutable Stories on Discogs.

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What is even more fun for me is that I have the piece of original artwork from The Broken Spoke with the calling card from that book! Nov 17, Doug Friedenberg rated it it was amazing.

Excelente muestra del buen hacer de Gorey. The Hapless Child was included in Amphigorey and is currently in print and available as an individual book. I have several editions of this title in my collection: Aug 26, Quitealice rated it liked it.

Gorey pulls out all the stops and produces intricate drawings that are densely detailed. From The Willowdale Handcargorwy haunting image: Morbid and beautiful, Mr. Even her doll suffers a grusome end.

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Nov 17, Abigail Wildes added it. The story is succinct and powerful. They are sick, deadpan, mean-spirited and often haplrss. Can you imagine a contemporary cartoon book depicting an axe-murdered child like this? The locket containing her parents pictures is stolen and she is sold to a drunken brute who makes her work for scraps off food. The 1st hardcover in DJ was published by Dodd Mead in this book sometimes is called a reprint, but it is the first American hardcover edition.


Jesus, that was depressing. Sep 20, Jennifer rated it it was amazing. Gorey’s love of silent films and the book has a cinematic feel to it, both in the story telling and the illustrations. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. When she learns of his death, Charlotte’s mother falls into a fatal decline and she is left orphaned. A fun fact about The Hapless Child is that every drawing in the book contains a small black creature cavorting about the scene.

Born in Chicago, Gorey came from a colorful family; his parents, Helen Dunham Garvey and Edward Lee Gorey, divorced in when he was 11, then remarried in when he was Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

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This book is inspired by Mr. That story was very sad, but the signature chi,d tone which Gorey uses to present the story adds charm? Edward Gorey is a very unique author.

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The Melancholy Deaths of Edward Gorey’s Children

Each illustration becomes a master class on how to render people, wallpapers, bricks, cloth, plant life and various atmospheric conditions using only black ink on white paper. Newer Post Older Post Home. Am going to read some of his other works. A tale of woe especially for Halloween.


Oct 02, Rakisha rated it liked it. I bought a bunch of Edward Gorey books for a dollar at a library sale. The Hapless Child is the tragic story of a little orphaned girl who runs away from the mistresses at her cruel boarding school, only to be kidnapped and sold to “a brute” who makes her his slave.

El final sorprende, no deja indiferente, uno apenas puede creerlo que ha sucedido Jul 11, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: But, if you don’t like your humor black as the blackest black that ever blacked, perhaps “The Gashlycrumb Tinies” would be a better starting place: I wonder if it is creepier than original Grimm tales. Return to Book Page.

It did not have a happy ending. Posted by ampootozote at 6: Utterly depressing story, but beautiful, detailed black and white ink drawings. That edwardd stop me, of course. Especially fun for fans of A Little Princess. These are the first and last panels of The Pious Infanta strange and morbid little tale: