Dogear Wryde Postcards: Alms for Oblivion

(New York): [no publisher, 1978].

Price: $250.00

Softcover. First edition. Sixteen postcards in a printed envelope. Envelope flap affixed (as issued) and envelope a little age-toned, near fine. *Toledano* A68.

Item #326995

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Dogear Wryde Postcards: Alms for Oblivion. Edward as Dogear Wryde GOREY.

Edward Gorey
birth name: Edward St. John Gorey
born: 2/22/1925
died: 4/15/2000

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Writer, illustrator, and designer, noted for his arch humor and gothic sensibility. Gorey drew a pen-and-ink world of beady-eyed, blank-faced individuals whose dignified Edwardian demeanor is undercut by silly and often macabre events. His nonsense rhymes recalled those of Edward Lear, and his mock-Victorian prose delighted readers with its ludicrous fustiness. Gorey's work evoked the cozy sensibilities of childhood reading while subverting that feeling with its often grisly humor. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literaturemore

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