Thursday, May 10, 2012

New Edward Gorey Books!

Sing Tirraloo, Sing Tirralay! New books by Gorey are on their way! 

Fans and fanatics, brace yourselves...There will be two new books by Edward Gorey published this fall! You can place your pre-orders with Amazon for these hardback books. Story descriptions are from

A Halloween Treat - In A Halloween Treat, kids and cats go trick or treating, and gather loot that might be tricks--or perhaps the best treat imaginable: their very own monsters. A short vignette, published in book form for the very first time, it will be an undiscovered delight for Gorey fanatics. Turn the book over to its back cover to read from the other direction, and you'll delve into a collection of Gorey's ghosts, curated from his extensive oeuvre. Charmingly spooky, these ghastly phantasms come in all shapes and sizes--the perfect thing to curl up with on a chilling Halloween night. Publication date: September 4, 2012!

Saint Melissa The Mottled - Saint Melissa was canonized not for her performance of healing miracles and martyrdom, but despite (or because of?) her Miracles of Destruction—rough-and-tumble hijinks and dabbles in the supernatural. Instead of the skills proper young ladies studied, Saint Melissa was adept at the bringing on of migraines, the refinement of lust, and the involutions of penmanship and calligrams. And as Gorey wrote, "letters she wrote are still to be delivered, traps she set are still to be sprung, pronouncements she devised are still to be promulgated, objects she hid are still to be found." Publication date: October 30, 2012!


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Derek Gray said...

I'm intrigued by the titles, which don't sound particularly Gorey-esque to me. His usual structure for most of his books (but not all) was "The something something". These lack Mr Gorey's inventiveness, so I wonder if neither had been assigined titles at the time of Mr Gorey's death and the publisher had to come up with something.

Susan said...

Thanks so much for posting this! I can't wait to get them and I'm already in love with A Halloween Treat's cover art.