The Sopping Thursday

The Sopping Thursday
<< PreviousNext >>
The Sopping Thursday
$14.95ITEM #A147
Quantity:
Availability: In Stock
By Edward Gorey

Printed hardcase with jacket. 64 pages with 30 gray-and-black illustrations.

Size: 8½ x 6½ inches

ISBN 9780764944697

Product Description

An umbrella is missing. A man is distressed. A thief scampers over rooftops. A child is in danger. A harangued sales clerk weeps. A dog saves the day. The Sopping Thursday is unlike any other Edward Gorey book, both because of its unique gray-and-black illustrations and because of what looks very much like a happy ending. (Still, some will fret a bit about the child featured in the final picture.) In just thirty images and thirty short lines of text, Gorey manages to create a complex tableau of characters and a plot worthy of film noir.

Click here to view other Edward Gorey publications


About Edward Gorey

EDWARD ST. JOHN GOREY (1925–2000) is famous for the honored bounty of books he wrote and illustrated, featuring his distinctive humor and astonishingly detailed crosshatch ink drawings. Creator of more than one hundred works, Gorey also was a successful contributor to theater from Cape Cod to Broadway; his production of Dracula on Broadway garnered two Tony Awards (Best Revival and Best Costumes). He is also well known as the creator of the animation images in the PBS series Mystery! Read his full bio here.