Author(s): Gorey Edward illust
"The Haunted Looking Glass" is the late Edward Gorey's selection of his favorite tales of ghosts, ghouls, and grisly goings-on. It includes stories by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, M. R. James, W. W. Jacobs, and L. P. Hartley, among other masters of the fine art of making the flesh creep, all accompanied by Gorey's inimitable illustrations.
ALGERNON BLACKWOOD, "The Empty House"
W.F. HARVEY, "August Heat"
CHARLES DICKENS, "The Signalman"
L.P. HARTLEY, "A Visitor from Down Under"
R.H. MALDEN, "The Thirteenth Tree"
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, "The Body-Snatcher"
E. NESBIT, "Man-Size in Marble"
BRAM STOKER, "The Judge's House"
TOM HOOD, "The Shadow of a Shade"
W.W. JACOBS, "The Monkey's Paw,"
WILKIE COLLINS, "The Dream Woman"
M.R. JAMES, "Casting the Runes"
"A brilliant draftsman, Mr. Gorey has raised the crosshatch, a timeworn 19th century mannerism, into a timeless visual language....[His works] tickle the funny bone as they raise hair on the back of the neck." --"The New York Times
"This delightfully eerie anthology...[is] a great entry into the warped sensibility that animated Gorey's twisted genius." --"Kirkus Reviews"
Edward Gorey (1925-2000) was born in Chicago. He studied briefly at the Art Institute of Chicago, spent three years in the army testing poison gas, and attended Harvard College, where he majored in French literature and roomed with the poet Frank O'Hara. In 1953 Gorey published "The Unstrung Harp," the first of his many extraordinary books, which include "The Curious Sofa," "The Haunted Tea Cosy," and "The Epiplectic Bicycle." In addition to illustrating his own books, Gorey provided drawings to countless books for both children and adults. Of these, New York Review Books has published "The Haunted Looking Glass," a collection of Gothic tales that he selected and illustrated; "The War of the Worlds," the pioneering work of science fiction by H. G. Wells; and "Men and Gods," a retelling of ancient Greek myths by Rex Warner.