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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Book ratings by Goodreads. Hardcover64 pages. Sep 20, Jennifer rated it it was amazing.

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She escapes, on the brink of death, and is run down and killed in the street — by a wagon driven by her father, who’s back from the war, the rumors of his demise greatly exaggerated. The Hapless Child is widely regarded as one of Gorey’s best books; happily it is now back in print after an absence of many years, so that we can all enjoy weeping for CHarlotte Sophia again Labels albondocani press 1 book by Gorey christmas 32 collectibles 3 exhibitions 61 fantod press 4 illustrated by Gorey 94 limited edition 12 magazine 42 miscellaneous original art postcard 7 poster 5 prints 35 reference 5 stuffed doll 16 theater and ballet Although I did find the little lizard critter in each pane, and that was enjoyable.

Gorey couldn’t have been much of a child-lover, if his stories were anything to go on. Newer Post Older Post Home.

Lists with This Book. They are sick, deadpan, mean-spirited and often hilarious. Especially fun for fans of A Little Princess.

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The following two are from The Fatal Lozengeanother of Gorey’s alphabetical catalogs — in this case, the object of each panel is the letter that progresses alphabetically “Orphan” and “Zouave”. 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 Hapless Child was included in Amphigorey and is currently in print and available as an individual book. Also shown is the white Swiss 1st hardcover. In The Hapless Childhe has finally gone over the edge and created a masterpiece of pattern, texture, light and shadow.

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Nov 17, Abigail Wildes added it. Edward Gorey the Hapless Child A This is a spot where I post photos edwarr personal observations on pieces from my Edward Gorey collection.

Jesus, that was depressing. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It’s Gorey, so don’t let the short length fool you into thinking this is a picture book for kids. Her blissful existence ends when her father is called to fight in Africa.

From tohe lived in New York City and worked for the Edwzrd Department of Doubleday Anchor, illustrating book covers and in some cases adding illustrations to the text. The Hapless Child by Edward Gorey.

Morbid and beautiful, Mr. Monday, November 10, The Hapless Child. I am happy to have someone commenting!

Father apparently killed in the war, mother 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. Gorey’s specialty is writing horrific stories about the bad things that happen to unfortunate children. Ahpless 02, Anne-Marie rated it it was ok.


The story is succinct and powerful. In some ways, our culture has become much more permissive since Gashleycrumb was written in the early 60s; but these days unspeakable things happening to children seems a rarely-crossed taboo. haples

That didn’t stop me, of gorfy. Still, the art is amazing – so Gorey and hspless story is every horrible thing that can happen to a person does and life goes from amazing to a showcase of horrors. Open Preview See a Problem? That story was very sad, but the signature matter-of-fact tone which Gorey uses to present the story adds charm?

About Me ampootozote View my complete profile. Published August 15th by Peter Weed Books first published Want to Read saving…. Having gone through most of his books over the weekend, I wanted to share some of Gorey’s most striking and sometimes shocking panels involving kids — many of them creepier and more morbid halless I had ever given Gorey credit for being. The Beastly Baby is the story of the world’s fattest, noisiest and most loathsome baby which perhaps explains, apart from his being gay, why Edwxrd never had any of his own.

I know that Edward Gorey liked to put announcement cards into many of his drawings, but I did not notice them in every book This is one of my very favorites.