A Year in Books/Day 29: The Gashlycrumb Tinies

  • Title: The Gashlycrumb Tinies or, After the Outing
  • Author: Edward Gorey
  • Year Published: 1963/This Edition: 1991 (Harcourt Brace & Company)
  • Year Purchased: 1999/2000
  • Source: Gift from a friend
  • About: The delightfully macabre master’s most famous, and oddly eloquent, Edwardian-esque alphabet.
  • Motivation: I’m a squealing, hand-clapping Gorey fangirl.
  • Times Read: Countless
  • Random Excerpt: “H is for Hector done in by a thug.”
  • Happiness Scale: Off the charts

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