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Title:
The object-lesson
Author:
Gorey, Edward, 1925-2000.
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Publication Information:
New York : Harcourt, [2002]

©1958
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 15 x 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780151007097
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Inspired by Samuel Foote's poem, "The Grand Panjandrum," The Object-Lesson presents a stunning series of seemingly random and unrelated events. A missing artificial limb, ghostly spectres, and the statue of Corrupted Endeavour all have a place in this enigmatic tale, which combines elements of French surrealism, Japanese haiku, and lots of good fun.
With its humorous obscurity and puzzling intrigues, The Object-Lesson delights and provokes.


Author Notes

Edward Gorey (1925-2000) wrote and illustrated such popular books as The Doubtful Guest, The Gashlycrumb Tinies, and The Headless Bust. He was also a very successful set and costume designer, earning a Tony Award for his Broadway production of Edward Gorey's Dracula. Animated sequences of his work have introduced the PBS series Mystery! since 1980.


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