The Object-Lesson

by Edward Gorey

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780151007097
  • ISBN-10: 0151007098
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 03/27/2002
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book

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

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.



"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