The Dong with a Luminous Nose

The Dong with a Luminous Nose
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The Dong with a Luminous Nose
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Text by Edward Lear
llustrated by Edward Gorey

Hardcover, smyth-sewn casebound book with jacket. 48 pages with 22 black-and-white illustrations.

Size: 8 ½ x 6 inches

ISBN 9780764954276

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If you know the story of the Jumblies, that happy-go-lucky clan of sailors in a sieve, then you’ll be eager to learn more of their saga in this charming love story–poem, penned by the master of nonsense verse, Edward Lear (English, 1812–1888), and illustrated by the master of brilliant, offbeat images, Edward Gorey (American, 1925–2000).

As it turns out, the Jumblies made at least one stop during their long journey, and there, on the Hills of the Chankly Bore, a passionate relationship was born—between a Jumbly girl and the Dong. The end of the story is sad but sweet, and it stars a nose that can light up a forest, light up the sky! The Dong is some kind of hero, certainly, and he can’t help but win our hearts with that protuberant proboscis of his.

The Dong with a Luminous Nose and The Jumblies (also published by Pomegranate) present two of the most finely rendered suites of drawings ever created by Edward Gorey. With Edward Lear’s irresistible verses, the books are timeless classics to be enjoyed through generations, by children of all ages, four to eighty-four.

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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.