Wadsworth Atheneum


A shadowy character knitting among the trees. A tea party gone rather awry in the drawing room of Frawgee Mfrg Co's mysterious magnate. And those seventeen cats on the front steps of 82 Maple Street? You just know they are up to something. Here is Edward St. John Gorey at his mischievous best.

Gorey was a brilliant artist and writer, a Harvard graduate, and a respected book designer. His drawings and stories, set in a vaguely Edwardian time frame, exhibit a special genius for what is left unseen and unsaid. Crosshatched characters and quirky narratives keep Gorey devotees in gleeful anticipation of decorous mayhem.

Creator of more than one hundred works - from a wealth of darkly hilarious books to the animated opening sequence of the PBS television series Mystery! - Gorey is a master of the amusing, the strange, and the unexpected.

Twelve monthly grids and full-color artwork.
12 x 13 inches, opens to 12 x 26 inches.


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