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A Halloween Treat

A Halloween Treat

Author: Edward Gorey
$18.99(NZD)  inc GST
Description

A Halloween Treat was published in Family Circle in the late 1980's and hasn't resurfaced since. This is that story's first appearance in book form. In A Halloween Treat, kids and cats go trick or treating, and gather loot that might be tricks--or perhaps the best treat imaginable: their very own monsters. A short vignette, published in book form for the very first time, it will be an undiscovered delight for Gorey fanatics. Turn the book over to its back cover to read from the other direction, and you'll delve into a collection of Gorey's ghosts, curated from his extensive oeuvre. Charmingly spooky, these ghastly phantasms come in all shapes and sizes--the perfect thing to curl up with on a chilling Halloween night.

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A brand new Gorey gem for Halloween--and a collection of his ghosts, ghouls, specters, and spooks.
Reviews
Irresistible black-and-white drawings...irrepressible wordplay. New York Times [Gorey creates] dark masterpieces of surreal morality...beautifully depicted. Vanity Fair One of the most original artistic and literary minds in late 20th Century America Los Angeles Times Gorey's unique talent should be represented as completely as possible in every collection of American art and literature. Booklist
Author description

A truly prodigious and original artist, Edward St. John Gorey (1925-2000), gave to the world over one hundred works, including The Gashlycrumb Tinies, The Doubtful Guest and The Wuggly Ump; prize-winning set and costume designs for innumerable theater productions from Cape Cod to Broadway; a remarkable number of illustrations in publications such as The New Yorker and The New York Times. Gorey's masterful pen and ink illustrations and his ironic, offbeat humor have brought him critical acclaim and an avid following throughout the world.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781608196166
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : August 2012
  • : 163mm X 175mm
  • : United States
  • : October 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 48
  • : B&W & Color
  • : Edward Gorey
  • : Hardback
  • : 1012
  • : 741.5