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Edward Lear & Edward Gorey: The Dong with a Luminous Nose

$14.95

The happy-go-lucky Jumblies, Edward Lear’s clan of sailors in a sieve, star in this charming love story–poem, illustrated by Edward Gorey. When the Jumblies make a stop during their long journey on the Hills of the Chankly Bore, a passionate relationship is 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 is one of the most finely rendered suites of drawings ever created by Edward Gorey. With Edward Lear’s irresistible verses, the book is a timeless classic to be enjoyed through generations, by children of all ages, four to eighty-four.
Hardcover Smyth-sewn book, with jacket
48 pages with 22 black-and-white illustrations

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

Size: 8.5 x 6 in.

ISBN 9780764954276

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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