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Edward Gorey Does the Classics

July 11, 2013 | by

Brain Pickings has posted a wonderful gallery of Edward Gorey’s Doubleday paperback covers, designed between 1953 and 1960. Some, like The War of the Worlds and Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, feel like an obvious match for Gorey’s brand of Gothic whimsy. But the more unexpected pairings—his takes on Colette, Kierkegaard, and Chekhov—are just as amazing.

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  1. W. Gavin Robb | July 11, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    No discussion of Edward Gorey’s covers is complete without referencing Kate Beaton’s thoughts on the subject:

    http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=247
    And
    http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=242

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