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Edward Gorey: The Betrayed Confidence Revisited: Ten Series of Postcards

$24.95

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.
Hardcover Smyth-sewn book, with jacket
104 pages with 16 full-color and 116 black-and-white illustrations by Edward Gorey

• High-quality, premium stock matte art paper
• Exceptional color reproduction
• Printed with soy-based inks
• Sewn binding ensures long-lasting enjoyment

Size: 7.5 x 11 in.

ISBN 9780764968020

Edward Gorey

Artist and author Edward Gorey (American, 1925–2000) is beloved for the boundless imagination and sharp humor exhibited in his more than 100 published works. Gorey was also a set and costume designer for innumerable theater productions, including a staging of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, for which he won a Tony. He had a profound affection for literature, film, ballet, and animals. Cats and other odd creatures appear in many of his crosshatched illustrations. His humorously unsettling drawings of vaguely Victorian innocents facing unfortunate ends became familiar to a wide audience after appearing in the opening credits of the PBS television series Mystery! Gorey’s Cape Cod home, a veritable cabinet of curiosities, is now a museum celebrating his life and work.
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