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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Absurd and weird – but a little too pointless for my taste The Epiplectic Bicycle by Edward Gorey.

Certainly not the most disturbing of Gorey’s books children only beat each other with croquet mallets in this onebut maybe his funniest and most mysterious. Apr 19, Darcie Saunier rated it really liked it. I loved the illustrations. To find out involves research much easier now that we have the internetwith the ultimate gratification of having better understood the story though learning something new.

Subscribe To Posts Atom. The alligator gets hit after it attacks them and, in typical Gorey style, utters the immortal! There have been several reprints of this title over the years, and the cover illustration was used on a tee shirt see the photo at the bottom of this post.

Charming, absurd, not overly precious but totally lovable. My first edition copy is signed and inscribed by Mr. I have read bicycel again, and there are no hidden depths to be plumbed, as far as I can tell.


Dec 29, Olivia rated it really liked it. One for imaginative children. Delightful and splendid with the usual Gorey whimsy. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Jan 09, Katie rated it really liked it Shelves: Books by Edward Gorey. He attended a variety of local grade schools and then the Francis W. Gorey’s dark, dry humor in a story of two siblings who go on a bicycle adventure. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

They begin with a fight with croquet hammers a novelty weapon! Embley and Yewbert’s surreal adventures on their epipleptic bike. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I have read it again, and there are no hidden dep Having misread the title as “The Epileptic Bicycle”, I was waiting for some kind of velocipedic convulsion which never happened.

I love EG’s work, but have yet to have it tattooed on my body!

The Retrogrouch: Edward Gorey: Cycling Illustrations

Therefore, early copies with the price clipped dust wrapper cannot be called “true firsts” by the persnickety collector. I’ve long been a fan of the stories and illustrations of Edward Gorey.

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It was completely random and delightfully funny. Hardcover64 pages. She had the image prominently tattooed on her arm in full color, and was somewhat surprised that I knew where the image came from. Posted by Brooks at Edward Gorey had a vocabulary that rivals the dictionary, and the title of this book is a perfect example.


Newer Post Older Post Home. Open Preview See a Problem? A cute but dark short story from Gorey. This was a lovely Christmas gift from a dear friend. This book chronicles their adventures across turnip fields, through barns and into bushes. Everyone with a sense of whimsy. Friday, February 27, The Epiplectic Bicycle. Labels albondocani press 1 book by Gorey christmas 32 collectibles 3 exhibitions 61 fantod press 4 illustrated by Gorey 94 limited edition 12 magazine 42 miscellaneous original art postcard 7 poster 5 prints 35 reference 5 stuffed doll 16 theater and ballet The fact that it is very short is one reason; an alligator that rises out of a puddle shouting,”Ho!

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The Epiplectic Bicycle

Definite proof that two wheels are better than four at least in cases where the two wheels propel themselves! While Embley and Yewbert are hitting one another with croquet mallets one day, an untenanted bicycle rolls into their garden. Mar 25, Jessie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: To ask other readers questions about Epiplecti Epiplectic Bicycleplease sign up. I desire there to be a clever play on words or an in-joke I can appreciate in the company of a select audience. Even the title sounds absurd yet beautiful.