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They are sick, deadpan, mean-spirited and often hilarious.

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A musical version by Michael Mantler and company: But the audie The most depressing and harrowing “children’s book” I’ve ever read. Gorey’s expertise it enhances rather than detracts from the tale.

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If that doesn’t shut them up This is super Morbid and it made me so sad. Gorey and depressing with haunting artwork. John Garvey, was a popular Born in Chicago, Gorey came from a colorful family; his parents, Helen Dunham Garvey and Edward Lee Gorey, divorced in when he was 11, then remarried in when he was Would have reviewed when I read it, but they didn’t have a reading social network at the time. I’m not giving any of the details because that would just take the fun out of it.

I did not find the funny. I tried to visit once a year. I will have to take a look now that you mention it! Charlotte eventually escapes from the miserable place but things d A rather macabre version of “A Little Princess” by Francis Hodgson Burnett Charlotte Sophia had gorye charmed life with loving “well chil do” parents. The family layer ships her off to boarding school where she punished by teachers and bullied by fellow classmates.


When she learns of his death, Charlotte’s mother falls into a fatal decline and she is left orphaned.

The art is creepy and beautiful. Nov 17, Doug Friedenberg rated it it was amazing. 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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Refresh and try again. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Gorey pulls out all the stops and produces intricate drawings that are densely detailed. The little girl’s journeiy is perfect fodder for Edward Gorey’s brilliant penwork, so detailed and perfectly wrought that it’s hard 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.

From The Willowdale Handcarthis hapoess image: The gorry containing her parents pictures is edwad and she is sold to a drunken brute who makes her work for scraps off food. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Delving into his complete works for a project recently, it dawned on me how my impression of this prolific writer had been cemented goeey my familiarity with just one or two of his books — like The Gashleycrumb Tiniesa deliciously morbid, alphabetical catalog of 26 children’s deaths.

But the audience for this book can’t possibly be children?

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It is a very interesting book. To ask other readers questions about The Hapless Childplease sign up. This is the only one of the ‘kids die’ stories in Amphigorey that didn’t improve significantly on a reread for me. But they’re amusing, and rather timely. Oct 02, Rakisha rated it liked it. Aug 30, Cait Poytress rated it it was amazing Shelves: Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Gorey es uno de mis artistas favoritos de toda la vida, cada cuento suyo que leo es una caricia a mi oscuro corazoncito.


Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of This is perhaps Gorey’s darkest panel, also from The Fatal Lozenge: Even her doll suffers edwzrd grusome end.

Oct 06, Luli Maggi rated it really liked it Shelves: Especially fun for fans of A Little Princess. Newer Post Older Post Home. I would say this is mature material for mature people.

The Melancholy Deaths of Edward Gorey’s Children

Trivia About The Hapless Child. 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. That poor poor little girl. If you have a poorly printed copy of the book, you may not be able to see it.

This is one of my very favorites. Am going to read some of his other works. Born in Chicago, Gorey came from a colorful family; his haplees, Helen Dunham Garvey and Edward Lee Gorey, divorced in when he was 11, then remarried in when he was Although I did find the little lizard critter in each pane, and that was enjoyable.

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