In , Edward Gorey published The Epiplectic Bicycle through Dodd, Mead & Company. The first edition of this hardcover book with. A charming burlesque concerning an intrepid voyage of epic proportions by the “ incredibly sophisticated stylish and inventive” Edward Gorey (New York. The Epiplectic Bicycle by Edward Gorey, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Labels albondocani press 1 book by Gordy christmas 32 collectibles 3 exhibitions 61 fantod press 4 illustrated by Gorey 94 gorej edition 12 magazine 42 miscellaneous original art postcard 7 poster 5 prints 35 reference 5 stuffed doll 16 theater and ballet This is a spot where I post photos and personal observations on pieces from my Edward Gorey collection.

Of all the books I own this one might possibly be the one I return to the most. Lovely black and white pencil sketches and clever prose. Aug 28, Thomas Hunt rated it liked it. This book was obviously once stacked in a sunny area under books, and some fading occurred at the edges.

I welcome all discussions, questions, comments and corrections to the information posted. We ride along with siblings Embley and Yewbert on a bicycle which has a purpose all its own.


There is slight fading to the dust jacket. Having re-read the title, I understand why. The best conclusion one can come to concerning this book is that Gorey’s characters operate within their own laws of space, time, and normalcy.

Born in Chicago, Gorey came from a colorful family; his parents, Helen Dunham Garvey and Edward Lee Gorey, divorced in when he was 11, then remarried in when he was Sep 07, John Whipple rated it it was amazing.

His style, which is often described as Gothic — but almost bictcle so — usually has a dark sense of humor, and thr hapless characters often meet disturbing ends. The alligator gets hit after it attacks them and, in typical Gorey style, utters the immortal! From tohe lived in New York City and worked for the Art Department of Doubleday Anchor, illustrating book covers and in some cases adding illustrations to the text.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This title is included in Amphigorey Alsoand is currently available as an individual reprint in hardcover. Gorey’s dark, dry humor in a story of two siblings who go on a bicycle adventure.

Oct 14, Jen Dent rated it it was amazing Shelves: Feb 22, Whitney Watercutter rated it really liked it. Subscribe To Posts Atom.


I’ve long been a fan of the stories and illustrations of Edward Gorey. Notice that the Victorian-era lantern puts out a beam of darkness in the fading daylight.

The Epiplectic Bicycle

Nonetheless, there is something about the book that I like possibly that Yewbert looks a bit like Curt Cobain? Gorey’s maternal great-grandmother, Helen St. Having misread the title as “The Epileptic Bicycle”, I was waiting for some kind of velocipedic convulsion which never happened.

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Try it, say it out loud, it’s beautiful to say. There is no explanation for the broken bicycle shown. This reminds me somewhat of Dia de los Muertos. Fun quick read with great art as usual.

Embley and Yewbert have a harrowing journey on an untenanted bicycle. And a nice, twisty ending.

So mysterious and wonderfully weird. Oct 14, E rated it liked it Shelves: