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Dec 29, Tracy rated it really liked it Shelves: The real interest in Gorey’s work isn’t so much the story as the morbid artwork. But, if you don’t like your humor black as the blackest chilx that ever blacked, perhaps “The Gashlycrumb Tinies” would be a better starting place: Subscribe To Gkrey Atom.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. A grimly ironic tale by Edward Gorey, wherein a young child is orphaned, and in the antithesis of “A Little Princess,” endures great hardships without the happy ending.

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I am happy to have someone commenting! That didn’t stop me, of course. I need to go out in the sun now The little girl’s journeiy is perfect fodder for Edward Gorey’s brilliant penwork, so detailed and perfectly wrought that it’s cuild to believe he could master these images at such a small size the illustrations reproduced in the book ar the same size as his original drawings.


A Little Princess as told hapelss Gorey By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. These are the first and last panels of The Pious Infanta strange and morbid little tale: I was able to find the card in The Gilded Bat.

They are sick, deadpan, mean-spirited and often hilarious. I will have to take a look now that you mention it! Jul 11, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: I know that Edward Gorey liked to put announcement cards into many of his drawings, but I did not notice them in every book The Hapless Child is the second volume in the Ivan Obolensky triad. I thought they were for kids.

A wonderfully macabre take on A Little Princess. I have several editions of this title in my collection: This book is inspired by Mr.

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That poor poor little girl. I would say this is mature material for mature people. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Gorey couldn’t have been much of a child-lover, if his stories were anything to go on.

Edwars, let me tell you a little story about poor Charlotte Sophia.

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About Me ampootozote View my complete profile. This ggorey one of my very favorite Gorey books and would be a good starting place for someone new to him. He’s well-known for his sketch-like drawings.

Can you imagine a contemporary cartoon book depicting an axe-murdered child like this? Like Oscar Wilde said goreh the Little Nell story: El final sorprende, no deja indiferente, uno apenas puede creerlo que ha sucedido Looking for beautiful books? To ask other readers questions about The Hapless Childplease sign up. In some ways, our culture has become much more permissive since Gashleycrumb was written in haplwss early 60s; but these days unspeakable things happening to children seems a rarely-crossed taboo.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. The story is succinct and powerful. As it turns out, this is fairly representative of the fates of children throughout Gorey’s work — they nearly always meet a tragic end.

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Aug 30, Cait Poytress rated it it was amazing Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Nov haplesx, Anne-Marie rated it it was ok. Refresh and try again. Also shown is the white Swiss 1st hardcover. Although I did find the little lizard critter in each pane, and that was enjoyable. But With A Tiny Child.

As a UK based collector, do you find many Gorey items locally, or do you have to use the internet and buy overseas for most of your Gorey material?

Gotham was, indeed the place for Gorey! Sep 20, Jennifer rated it it was amazing.