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Edward Gorey the Hapless Child A146

But the audience for this book can’t possibly be children? Charlotte eventually escapes from the miserable place but things don’t improve much.

Her blissful existence ends when her father is called to fight in Africa. The story is succinct and powerful. I am happy to have someone commenting!

The family layer ships her off to boarding school where she punished by teachers and bullied by fellow classmates. It’s Gorey, so don’t let the short length fool you into thinking this is a picture book for kids.

He’s well-known for his sketch-like drawings. Gorey’s maternal great-grandmother, Helen St. The most despair-inducing children’s story I have read this year. Nov 17, Doug Friedenberg rated it it was amazing.

Books by Edward Gorey. Part of the charm of this book is to locate the creature in each drawing, an artistic device that Mr. The 1st hardcover in DJ was published by Dodd Mead in this book sometimes is called a reprint, but it is the first American hardcover edition. This book is inspired by Mr. From tohe lived in New York City and worked for the Art Department of Doubleday Anchor, illustrating book covers and in some cases adding illustrations to the text. Apr 30, Pamela rated it liked it Shelves: Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.


They are sick, deadpan, mean-spirited and often hilarious. Am going to read some of his other works. Subscribe to our Newsletter!

I’m not giving any of the details because that would just take the fun out of it. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive?

The Hapless Child is the second volume in the Ivan Obolensky triad. I bought a bunch of Edward Gorey goreyy for a dollar at a library sale. This is the only one of the ‘kids die’ stories in Amphigorey that didn’t improve significantly on a reread for me. Aug 26, Quitealice rated it liked it.

The Hapless Child

Even with the plot twists and turns, I find The Hapless Child to be a rather edsard tale, and for me it less engaging than his more non-linear stories which invite the reader to join in and “fill in the blanks”.

He attended a variety of local grade schools and then the Francis W. A Little Princess as told by Gorey One of his step-mothers was Corinna Mura, a cabaret singer who had a brief role in the classic film Casablanca.


Here, let me tell you a little story about poor Charlotte Sophia. This is one of my very favorite Gorey books and would be a good starting place for someone new to him.

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Book ratings by Goodreads. Check out the top books gprey the year on our page Best Books of 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.

The Hapless Child by Edward Gorey

As a UK based Gorey collector, I am greatly enjoying your blog! Would have reviewed when I read it, but they didn’t have a reading social network at the time. The most depressing and harrowing “children’s book” I’ve ever read. 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.