Edward Gorey: The Betrayed Confidence Revisited: Ten Series of Postcards
Hardcover Smyth-sewn book, with jacket
104 pages with 16 full-color and 116 black-and-white illustrations
Essay by Edward Bradford
Illustrations by Edward Gorey
Size: 7.5 x 11 in.
Edward Gorey was a prolific artist and author, but as a letter writer, with few exceptions, he engaged in only cursory communication. Perhaps this is why he was such a fan of postcards. Featuring Edward Gorey’s ever-popular dark humor, The Betrayed Confidence Revisited offers ten of the artist’s postcard series, including Neglected Murderesses, as well as his annual creations promoting National Post Card Week. His two Q.R.V. sets are here, along with Whatever Next?, Alms for Oblivion, Scènes de Ballet, the Dogear Wryde Interpretive Series (reproduced in full color), Menaced Objects, and Tragédies Topiares.
The original edition of The Betrayed Confidence was published in 1992 and is long out of print. This revised edition supplements the contents of that book with three series not previously included. A must for Gorey collectors, this is an illuminating collection for discovering the breadth of content explored by Gorey, all tinged with his unmistakable and sometimes-elusive droll perspective.