Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Gashlycrumb TInies


D is for Desmond thrown out of a sleigh.


I is for Ida who drowned in a lake.


M is for Maude who was swept out to sea.


N is for Neville who died of ennui.

I've always loved the macabre humour and beautifully detailed drawing of Edward Gorey's work. Here are a few samples from his classic book The Gashlycrumb Tinies, an alphabet of truly unfortunate children. You can see the entire series here.

5 comments :

Rina said...

Lori, a few post ago in my blog I choose this amazing book as one of my favorite books. I find Edward Gorey´s work very very inspiring.
Thanks for this post

Lori Langille said...

You're so welcome, Rina — lovely to hear you share an appreciation for Edward Gorey!

:-)

porter hovey said...

Edward Gorey is just too great. I still love the beginning of Mystry. Sooo good!!!

Jane Flanagan said...

I love this too! "N is for Neville who died of ennui" gets me every time.

Joanna Goddard said...

yahoo!

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