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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Edward Gorey Meets H. G. Well's The War of the Worlds

We are such Edward Gorey fans, so it was with great interest that we read BrainPickings recent article entitled Edward Gorey Illustrates H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds.  BrainPickings is such a great source of unusual literary information, if you haven't checked them out here is your chance.

Edward Gorey Illustrates H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds

Two classic masters of the macabre and wonderful, together.

"At the end of his time at Doubleday, Gorey illustrated a special edition of H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds (public library) for the celebrated Looking Glass Library series, published in 1960 under theNew York Review of Books Classics imprint. One of Gorey’s inimitable pen-and-ink drawings adorns the beginning of each chapter." BrainPickings
“I really think I write about everyday life. I don't think I'm quite as odd as others say I am. Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that's what makes it so boring.” ― Edward Gorey

Edward Gorey
“My mission in life is to make everybody as uneasy as possible. I think we should all be as uneasy as possible, because that's what the world is like.”

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