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I'm not familiar with these stories, but I LOVE the illustrations. Edward Gorey is one of my favorite writers/illustrators. I will need to start collecting these.

The Gashlycrumb Tinies, by Edward Gorey (pub.1963) ~ One of Gorey's best-known books, it has been described as a "sarcastic rebellion against a view of childhood that is sunny, idyllic, and instructive". The morbid humor of the book comes in part from the mundane ways in which children die. Far from illustrating the dramatic and fantastical childhood nightmares, these scenarios instead poke fun at the banal paranoias that come as a part of parenting. #art #illustration

The Gashlycrumb Tinies: A Very Gorey Alphabet Book

The Gashlycrumb Tinies, by Edward Gorey (pub.1963) ~ One of Gorey's best-known books, it has been described as a "sarcastic rebellion against a view of childhood that is sunny, idyllic, and instructive". The morbid humor of the book comes in part from the mundane ways in which children die. Far from illustrating the dramatic and fantastical childhood nightmares, these scenarios instead poke fun at the banal paranoias that come as a part of parenting. #art #illustration

edwardgoreyelephanthouse: And we all said: OH! Well I never! Did you ever Know a Cat so clever As Magical Mr. Mistoffelees! by Edward Gorey...