Imported from USA
"A is for Amy who fell down the stairs. B is for Basil assaulted by bears. C is for Clara who wasted away.
D is for Desmond thrown out of a sleigh..." The rhyming couplets of this grim abecedarian are familiar, of course, to
devotees of macabre humor, but the darkly crosshatched drawings are (as Poe put it) "the soul of the plot." Several
years went by during which The Gashlycrumb Tinies: Or, After the Outing was not available in a small hardcover edition
like this one, which is the true format for Edward Gorey's specialty, the adult picture book. (For those who wish to
share the gloom there's a 10-copy assortment with The Curious Sofa ( /exec/obidos/ISBN=0151003297/%24%7B0%7D ).)
About the Author
Edward Gorey (1925-2000) wrote and illustrated such popular books as The Doubtful Guest, The Gashlycrumb Tinies, and The
Headless Bust. He was also a very successful set and costume designer, earning a Tony Award for his Broadway production
of Edward Gorey's Dracula. Animated sequences of his work have introduced the PBS series Mystery! since 1980.