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. The Melancholy Deaths of Edward Gorey’s Children The Hapless Child is the tragic story of a little orphaned girl who runs away from the. Compositions by Michael Mantler and lyrics from ‘Amphigorey’ by the fur-swathed Edward Gorey, who writes and draws the ‘miseries of.

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Father apparently killed in the war, hapleas commits suicide because she’s so depressed, uncle dies from a brick falling on his head, she is bullied, robbed, sold into slavery to a drunk, goes blind, stumbles into the street and gets run over by her actually alive father who doesn’t even remember what his child looked like.

The most haplesw and harrowing “children’s book” I’ve ever read. About Me ampootozote View my complete profile. I need to go out in the sun now Remembering that artwork in his published books is reproduced life size to his original drawings, it is no small feat that Gorey was able to put so many details into each image.


Also shown is the white Swiss 1st hardcover.

Goreyana: The Hapless Child

Gorey and depressing with haunting artwork. Oct 02, Rakisha rated it liked it. They are sick, deadpan, mean-spirited and often hilarious.

The art is creepy and beautiful. We’ll start off with a classic, from the much-beloved Gasheycrumb Tinies: I wonder if it is creepier than original Grimm tales. Want to Read saving…. I seem to have hit the horey button and sent it into the ether, rather than publishing it I was able to find the card in The Gilded Bat. Can edwarf imagine a contemporary cartoon book depicting an axe-murdered child like this? Edward Gorey is a very unique author.

I’m not giving any of the details because that would just chjld the fun out of it. This is the only one of the ‘kids die’ stories in Amphigorey that didn’t improve significantly on a reread for me.

I will have to take a look now that you mention it!

The Melancholy Deaths of Edward Gorey’s Children

Nov 17, Doug Friedenberg rated it it was amazing. His books seem designed to give little kids nightmares, and I have a hunch that they are often successful. Do you know about the abandoned visiting card or is it a postcard in each of his books??!!

Apr 30, Pamela rated it liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This book is inspired by Mr.


Jul 11, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: Lists with This Book. The most despair-inducing children’s story I have read this year.

The Hapless Child

Posted by ampootozote at 6: Books by Edward Gorey. Reread in Amphigorey ; reviewing separately. Especially fun edwarc fans of A Little Princess. If you have a poorly printed copy of the book, you may not be able to see it.

Ahora es lo primero que quiero encontrar en la feria del libro because idgaf. But they’re amusing, and rather timely.

Utterly depressing story, but beautiful, detailed black and white eddard drawings. His father was briefly a journalist. Aug 26, Quitealice rated it liked it. Still, the art is amazing – so Gorey and the story is every horrible thing that can happen to a person does and life goes from amazing to a showcase of horrors.