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The doubtful guest

by Edward Gorey

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Published by Dodd, Mead in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

1st publ.: Garden City, NY : Doubleday, 1957.

Statementby Edward Gorey
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Pagination[32] p. : ill.
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16356344M
ISBN 100396076289
LC Control Number57010200

A ‘doubtful’ guest arrives and causes a series of bizarre and surreal inconveniences in an austere, aristocratic country mansion of years gone by. The strange and unnerving guest seems to be tolerated by the residents of the mansion. The guest becomes increasingly perverse and despondent, but – 17 years later – shows no sign of leaving.   Book Summary: The title of this book is The Doubtful Guest and it was written by Edward Gorey. This particular edition is in a Hardcover format. This books publish date is and it has a suggested retail price of $ It was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and has a total of 32 pages in the :

  The Doubtful Guest Febru Last year my sister, Morgan, came upon something very special if you are familiar with poetry or writing at all, then I am sure you must be familiar with a man named Edward Gorey.   You might also enjoy the book Ascending Peculiarity, which is a series of interviews recorded with Mr. Gorey. The Doubtful Guest is a perfect example of just what is so great, strange, and inimitable about his work. First of all, here is a picture of the eponymous guest, over on the right.

Get this from a library! The doubtful guest. [Edward Gorey; Doubleday & Company, Inc.] -- A guest with many unusual behaviors appears in the house one day and stays with a family for seventeen years. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.


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The staid, pale, Victorian inhabitants of the mansion alternately stare and glare at the doubtful guest as it tears out whole chapters from books, peels the soles of its white canvas shoes, and broods while lying on the floor ("inconveniently close/5().

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Originally published inThe Doubtful Guest serves as a prime example of the beauty, eccentricity, and brilliance of Edward Gorey's work.

If the book was read Free shipping over $Cited by: 4. Hardback or Cased Book. Condition: New. The Doubtful Guest. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS More information about this seller | Contact this seller 9. The Doubtful Guest. Gorey, Edward. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN.

The Doubtful Guest by Gorey, Edward and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Currently published by Harcourt, “The Doubtful Guest” has been a favorite worldwide since its debut in Described by The New York Times as “a grand master of the comic macabre”, Edward Gorey wrote more than books in his lifetime and illustrated books.

The Doubtful Guest One of Edward Gorey’s most enduring and popular characters, the Doubtful Guest first appears on the scene in this self titled book published by Doubleday & Company.

For a character that only appears in one book (and makes a brief appearance in Leaves from a Mislaid Album ), the Doubtful Guest is instantly.

Told in a set of fourteen rhyming couplets, The Doubtful Guest is the story of a solemn, mysterious, outdoor creature, dressed rather ordinarily in sneakers and a scarf, who appears on a winter night at a family's Victorian home and never leaves again.

Gorey's eerie and charming illustrations accompany the verses, making this an enjoyably strange (and strangely enjoyable) read for all ages. A vaguely sinister comedy of manners by beloved artist Edward Gorey Told in a set of fourteen rhyming couplets, The Doubtful Guest is the story of a solemn, mysterious, outdoor creature, dressed rather ordinarily in sneakers and a scarf, who appears on a winter night at a family's Victorian home and never leaves again.

Gorey's eerie and charming illustrations accompany the verses, /5(9). Another gem by Edward Gorey ~Comment, rate, subscribe~ Music: Follow me: Edward Gorey's The Doubtful Guest Book measures x inches (x cm) for $ THE DOUBTFUL GUEST, a deliciously twisted comedy of manners, where a scarf and sneaker clad creature overstays its welcome by seventeen years in the home of a staid, Victorian family.

"The Doubtful Guest is vintage Gorey. In it, a furry sort of penguin, wearing a long scarf and tennis shoes, shows up uninvited at a dreary mansion and, without the slightest resistance from the resident Edwardian family, makes itself at home, peering up flues in fireplaces, tearing up books, sleepwalking, dropping favorite objects into the.

The Doubtful Guest. February Every Sunday it brooded and lay on the floor, inconveniently close to the drawing room door. A delightfully dark vintage alphabet book from mid-century illustrator Edward Gorey, the Tim Burton of his day. we didn't know it, but it was a good day when edward gorey was born, today, nor did he.

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With just 5 Cabins. The Doubtful Guest is about an uninvited house guest, and the awkwardness of the guest is so familiar and amusing.’ 📖 The Doubtful Guest is a short, illustrated book by Edward Gorey, first published by Doubleday in It is the third of Gorey’s books and shares with his others a sense of the absurd, meticulous cross-hatching, and a.

The Doubtful Guest book cover. The Doubtful Guest (ISBN ) is an illustrated book by the American author and artist Edward was first published in The story can also be found in Amphigorey (ISBN ), the first of four omnibus editions of Gorey's works.

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The star of the story, of course, is the "doubtful guest" itself (Gorey refers to the creature as "it" throughout the book - since there appears to be only one of its kind in the world, I suppose its sex is immaterial), which appears late one "wild winter night" at an ordinary family's home, and will not go away.This is the second book of Gorey's that I've gotten, the first was The Gashlycrumb Tinies.

I think I like Doubtful Guest even better than that volume. The wonderful illustrations of the prim and proper residents of the house, as they put up with the antics of the Doubtful Guest tickle me to no end.

The.A vaguely sinister comedy of manners by beloved artist Edward GoreyTold in a set of fourteen rhyming couplets, "The Doubtful Guest" is the story of a solemn, mysterious, outdoor creature, dressed rather ordinarily in sneakers and a scarf, who appears on a winter night at a 5/5(3).