26 Absurdities Of Tragic Proportions
By: Matthew C. WoodruffThis is an entertaining and humorously 'dark' collection of short tales about the misadventures of the children in Edward Gorey's famous illustrations. You will laugh, hope, weep and fall in love with these children. Hugely enjoyable!
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Book DescriptionGreat American cartoonist Edward Gorey illustrated the unusual and absurd fates of 26 children in his famous 'Gashlycrumb Tinies' alphabet book. '26 Absurdities of Tragic Proportions' captures the essence of Gorey's dark humor and satire with one tale for each child depicted. These tales are all about human behavior, characteristics, chance and choice, and life and death. From Mystery to SciFi, from Drama to Fairy Tale and from Adventure to Gothic, this book has something for everyone.
This is an entertaining and humorously 'dark' collection of short tales.These 26 tales tell of the misadventures of the children in Gorey's famous illustrations. You will laugh, hope, weep and fall in love with these children. Imminently enjoyable! The imagery presented will stay with the reader long past the time the book is finally set down.
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