The Haunted Looking Glass

By Ward Gorey; Edward Gorey (Editor); Edward Gorey (Illustrator)
(New York Review of Books, Paperback, 9780940322684, 272pp.)

Publication Date: February 2001

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Description
"The Haunted Looking Glass" is the late Edward Gorey's selection of his favorite tales of ghosts, ghouls, and grisly goings-on. It includes stories by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, M. R. James, W. W. Jacobs, and L. P. Hartley, among other masters of the fine art of making the flesh creep, all accompanied by Gorey's inimitable illustrations.
ALGERNON BLACKWOOD, "The Empty House"
W.F. HARVEY, "August Heat"
CHARLES DICKENS, "The Signalman"
L.P. HARTLEY, "A Visitor from Down Under"
R.H. MALDEN, "The Thirteenth Tree"
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, "The Body-Snatcher"
E. NESBIT, "Man-Size in Marble"
BRAM STOKER, "The Judge's House"
TOM HOOD, "The Shadow of a Shade"
W.W. JACOBS, "The Monkey's Paw,"
WILKIE COLLINS, "The Dream Woman"
M.R. JAMES, "Casting the Runes.



About the Author
Rex Warner (1905--1986) was an author, translator, and professor of English. Born in Birmingham, England, he was educated at Oxford. Warner was a member of the British Home Guard from 1942 until 1945. He was the Tallman Professor of Classics at Bowdoin College before joining the English faculty at the University of Connecticut in 1962.
Edward Gorey (1925--2000) was born in Chicago. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, spent three years in the army testing poison gas, and attended Harvard College, where he majored in French literature and roomed with the poet Frank O'Hara. In 1953 Gorey published "The Unstrung Harp," the first of his many extraordinary illustrated books, which include "The Curious Sofa," "The Haunted Tea Cosy," and "The Epileptic Bicycle," NYRB published Gorey's illustrated edition of H. G. Wells's "The War of the Worlds" and "The Haunted Looking Glass," a selection of his favorite tales of ghosts, ghouls, and grisly goings-on.

Edward Gorey (1925 2000) is famous for the bounty of books he wrote

and illustrated, filling more than one hundred works with his unique

humor and distinctly crosshatched characters.



Edward Gorey (1925 2000) is famous for the bounty of books he wrote

and illustrated, filling more than one hundred works with his unique

humor and distinctly crosshatched characters.




Praise For The Haunted Looking Glass

"A brilliant draftsman, Mr. Gorey has raised the crosshatch, a timeworn 19th century mannerism, into a timeless visual language….[His works] tickle the funny bone as they raise hair on the back of the neck." —The New York Times

"This delightfully eerie anthology…[is] a great entry into the warped sensibility that animated Gorey’s twisted genius." —Kirkus Reviews

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