The Object-Lesson

by Edward Gorey

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780151007097
  • ISBN-10: 0151007098
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 03/27/2002
  • Carton Quantity: 50
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  • About the Book
    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.
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  • Reviews

    "Dark masterpieces of surreal morality . . . beautifully depicted."--Vanity Fair

    "Edward Gorey's work is remarkable and mysterious. I find it fascinating."--Max Ernst

    "A major graphic artist . . . his originality is profound."--Commentary

    "Incredibly sophisticated . . . stylish and inventive."--The New York Observer

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