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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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I loved the illustrations. I am a huge fan of Edward Gorey as you can tell by my book list but this is by far my favorite story he wrote.
We ride along with siblings Embley and Yewbert on a bicycle which has a purpose all its own. I love EG’s work, but have yet to have it tattooed on my body!
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Apr 19, John of Canada rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: So mysterious and wonderfully weird. The Epiplectic Bicycle by Edward Gorey. The reader’s first response is to say, “Oh, he made that up”, but that is not the correct answer. Notice that the Victorian-era lantern puts out a beam of darkness in the fading daylight. I am very fond of the instance in which an alligator accosts them and Embley kicks it in the nose, and it expires. What the strange bird muttered made me laugh out loud sorry other library patrons.
For more information about this word go to: Delightful and splendid with the usual Gorey whimsy. To ask other readers questions about The Epiplectic Bicycleplease sign up. Beware of this and that. Sep 15, William rated it really liked it. The bicycle as an article of worship. And a nice, twisty ending. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Having re-read the title, I understand why. Jul 15, Sarah Jackson edwarx it really liked it.
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Hardcover64 pages. There is slight fading to the dust jacket.
Posted by ampootozote at 6: A cute but dark short story from Gorey. Fun quick read with great art as usual.
She had the image prominently tattooed on her arm in full color, and was somewhat surprised that I knew where the image came from. Open Goreyy See a Problem? From the “prologue” which reads, “It was the day after Tuesday and the day before Wednesday.
The Epiplectic Bicycle
This tale concerns Embley and Yewbert, two children who are distracted from their pastime of hitting each other with croquet mallets by a sentient bicycle that appears out of nowhere. They begin with a fight with croquet hammers a novelty weapon! John Garvey, was a bicyclle 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 I also am going to keep epiplecyic eye out for a copy of The Broken Spoke.
That the bird reminds me of the ‘nuisance bird’ in The Phantom Tollbooth? Epiplectic is a form of the word epiplexis: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
I am often asked which Gorey book is my favorite, and The Epiplectic Bicycle is it! Lists with This Book. I could find none of this here.
In later years he illustrated many children’s books by John Bellairs, as epiplecttic as books in several series begun by Bellairs and continued by other authors after his death. This book was obviously once stacked in a sunny area under books, and some fading occurred at the edges. I like silly and I like surreal, but my like does not extend to this book. Mar 25, Jessie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Each turn of the page is a revelation, with story and illustrations edited to the bare essentials so that what you experience is a clockwork-perfect blend of image and text.
Sep 07, John Whipple rated it it was amazing. Who can say what this book is about.