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Inspired by Samuel Foote's poem, "The Grand Panjandrum," The Object-Lesson presents a stunning series of seemingly random and unrelated events. A missing artificial limb, ghostly spectres, and the statue of Corrupted Endeavour all have a place in this enigmatic tale, which combines elements of French surrealism, Japanese haiku, and lots of good fun.
With its humorous obscurity and puzzling intrigues, The Object-Lesson delights and provokes.
About the Author
Edward Gorey (1925-2000) wrote and illustrated such popular books as The Doubtful Guest, The Gashlycrumb Tinies, and The Headless Bust. He was also a very successful set and costume designer, earning a Tony Award for his Broadway production of Edward Gorey's Dracula. Animated sequences of his work have introduced the PBS series Mystery! since 1980.
PRAISE FOR EDWARD GOREY
"Dark masterpieces of surreal morality . . . beautifully depicted."--Vanity Fair
"Edward Gorey's work is remarkable and mysterious. I find it fascinating."--Max Ernst
"A major graphic artist . . . his originality is profound."--Commentary
"Incredibly sophisticated . . . stylish and inventive."--The New York Observer