I know that Edward Gorey liked to put announcement cards into many of his drawings, but I did not notice them in every book I will have to take. Results 1 – 30 of 31 The Hapless Child by Edward Gorey and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Gatefold Vinyl release of The Hapless Child And Other Inscrutable Stories on Discogs.

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I found it in the children’s section of the library, but this is just too much. Published August 15th by Peter Weed Books first published Gorey’s love of silent films and the book has a cinematic feel to it, both in the story telling and the illustrations. Book ratings by Goodreads. As it turns out, this is fairly representative of the fates of children throughout Gorey’s work — they nearly always meet a tragic end. The family layer ships her off to boarding school where she punished by teachers and bullied by haplesz classmates.

Gorey and depressing with haunting artwork.

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Dec 29, Amy Other Amy rated it it was ok Shelves: Even her doll suffers a grusome end. Sep 20, Jennifer rated it wdward was amazing. The Hapless Child Hardcover Lovely little story for an eeward or child, telling the story of little Charlotte Sophia, whose life drastically alters from living with parents who were ‘kind and well-to-do’ It’s Gorey, so don’t let the short length fool you into thinking this is a picture book for kids.


The Hapless Child was included in Amphigorey and is currently in print and available as an individual book. Refresh and try again.

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I wonder if it is creepier than original Grimm tales. Here, let me tell you a little story about poor Charlotte Sophia. Charlotte eventually escapes from the miserable place but things d A rather macabre version of “A Edwsrd Princess” by Francis Hodgson Burnett Charlotte Sophia had a charmed life with loving “well to do” parents.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Also, the fact that Gorey channels a 19th century aesthetic probably allows him to get away with more of this than if his style were modern — what with the memento mori and general morbidness of edwqrd Victorian era, tragically-killed children don’t seem so out of place.

I didn’t know who Gorey was at the time and then later found out how much people worship him for being so ironic and creepy. I have several editions of this title in my collection: If so, do you know where it is in The Golden Bat it is the only one I can’t find?

Gorey’s specialty is writing horrific stories about the bad things that happen to unfortunate children. They are sick, deadpan, mean-spirited and often hilarious. Subscribe To Posts Atom.

The Hapless Child

Her blissful existence ends when her father is called to fight in Africa. For those who do not know him. Utterly depressing story, but beautiful, hapess black and white ink drawings. Nov 02, Anne-Marie rated it it was ok. Labels albondocani press 1 book by Gorey christmas 32 collectibles 3 exhibitions 61 fantod press 4 illustrated by Gorey 94 limited edition 12 magazine 42 miscellaneous original art postcard 7 poster 5 prints 35 reference 5 stuffed doll 16 theater and ballet The Hapless Child is the second volume in the Ivan Obolensky triad.


Gorey’s maternal great-grandmother, Helen St. Bueno, no es precisamente un cuento de hadas, la verdad es una historia muy triste la piba no pega una. I will be showing the piece of art when I do a posting about that book! Monday, November 10, The Hapless Child.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But With A Tiny Child. What is even more fun for me is that I have the piece of original artwork from The Broken Spoke with the calling card from that book! A fun fact about The Hapless Child is that every drawing in the book contains a small black creature cavorting about the scene. Still, the art is amazing – so Gorey and the story is every horrible thing that can happen to a person does and life goes from amazing to a showcase of horrors.

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