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by Edward Gorey

eBook The loathsome couple download ISBN: 0396073794
Author: Edward Gorey
Publisher: Dodd, Mead; First U.S. Edition edition (1977)
Language: English
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Rating: 4.6
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Edward Gorey's THE LOATHSOME COUPLE is one of his usual stories consisting of pen-and-ink drawings and amusing captions.

Edward Gorey's THE LOATHSOME COUPLE is one of his usual stories consisting of pen-and-ink drawings and amusing captions. The thirty-one pages of the book tell the story of Harold Snodleigh and Mona Gritch, two thoroughly repugnant people who fall in love and discover that their "life's work" is murdering children. While set in the unspecified Victorian or Edwardian era common to most of Gorey's oeuvre, the book is heavily inspired by the Moors Murders that rocked 1960s England. While set in the unspecified Victorian or Edwardian era common to most of Gorey's oeuvre, the book is heavily inspired by the Moors Murders that rocked 1960s England

Edward St. John Gorey (February 22, 1925 – April 15, 2000) was an American writer and artist noted for his illustrated books.

Edward St. His characteristic pen-and-ink drawings often depict vaguely unsettling narrative scenes in Victorian and Edwardian settings. Edward St. John Gorey was born in Chicago

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The story behind Edward Gorey’s typically dark but particularly grisly book about the Moors murders, The Loathsome Couple.

The most horrifying thing Edward Gorey published was based on a true . What I would say was interesting about the love That's the one that I I mean I've been reading true crime books all my life.

What I would say was interesting about the love. Some couple was that a lot of people said, You know this one book of yours, I really find you know a little much. It was called usually referred to as the mores murders of Williams wrote a book about it and there's another one by Pamela Hansford. That's the one that I I mean I've been reading true crime books all my life.

Edward Gorey- He and Dali were the first artists I appreciated when I was a child and I love them both even more as an adult.

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The Loathsome Couple, By Edward Gorey. When they tried to have children (sex), they found they couldn't. Didn't compute for them.

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Perhaps its author's most unpleasant book ever.
Comments: (5)
Cordann
One of our fave Gory books (he was our neighbor in NYC) and reflective currently of the newest owners of a condo in our building. How prescient he was! The book was in beautiful condition. Many thanks.
Usishele
Great
Mitynarit
Edward Gorey's THE LOATHSOME COUPLE is one of his usual stories consisting of pen-and-ink drawings and amusing captions. The thirty-one pages of the book tell the story of Harold Snodleigh and Mona Gritch, two thoroughly repugnant people who fall in love and discover that their "life's work" is murdering children. While set in the unspecified Victorian or Edwardian era common to most of Gorey's oeuvre, the book is heavily inspired by the Moors Murders that rocked 1960s England. In spite of its subject matter, or rather because of Gorey's treatment of it, this is an exceedingly funny book. Gorey was a master of macabre, grim, droll humour, and THE LOATHSOME COUPLE is his finest achievement in this vein.

Because Gorey's books are so concise, one cannot say much about the plot without giving it all away, I can only give effusive praise. While all of Edward Gorey's books are immediately entertaining, this one rewards repeat reading. The elegant symmetry of its storytelling, the wit of its text--all of which are in the most perfect harmony with their accompanying drawings--the use of internal allusion, all of these make THE LOATHSOME COUPLE my favourite of all of Gorey's works. Along with THE BLUE ASPIC (a similarly macabre story) and THE OTHER STATUE (Gorey at his most idiosyncratic), this is one book I would recommend to anyone curious about the work of this widely-acclaimed but perpetually underappreciated literary figure and artist.
Anardred
The caption, "Harold Snedleigh was found beating a sick small animal to death with a rock when he was five years old," begins what truly, as the book cover states, is "...its author's most unpleasant ever." It is a truly disturbing book, on a horrible topic (the eponymous Harold Snedleigh and his almost-lover Mona Gritch murder children as "their life's work"). Clearly the work of a psychopathic and disturbed mind.
Or is it? Coming from Edward Gorey, we realize the satire immediately. But I pity those who have come across this treasure without ever having consumed a Gorey before, for it would be the rare individual indeed who would ever buy another of his works. This is a work for the true Goreyphile: aware that his dark streak has an outlet in brilliant satiric writing inextricably coupled to magnificent and meticulous pen-and-inks (darker than is typical of Gorey).
Some of the prose in this obscure little book is so memorable that it cannot be anything other than true genius. Ditto for the illustrations: poor little Eepie Carpetrod, the loathsome couple's first victim, in incredibly cute in that way that only Gorey can draw a child; as cute as Harold and Mona are repellent. "They spent the better part of the night murdering the child in various ways."
Lacking Gorey's talent, it will forever be a mystery to me how a mind that can create cute little Eepie can also create the horror that is the subject of this book. For it is a true horror book, despite the satire. It is also a repudiation that horror need be explicit, for it is as explicitly horrifying as Gorey's masterpiece The Curious Sofa is explicitly pornographic.
Undeyn
As it reads inside the front end flap: "This book may well prove to be its author's most unpleasant ever."

That is certainly true. This is one of the only Edward Gorey books that I would give a less than favorable review and it stands out as one of his few unsuccessful works.

The distastefull aspect of the book's subject matter and Gorey's overt descriptions are atypical from many of his other works which are often veiled in their descriptions, unlikely in their situations, or at the very least, you can still find a chuckle (sick as it may be) with Gorey's peculiar brand of extremely black humor and satire.

As always, page to page, his drawings are wonderful, but the storyline is grim and not overly clever, even if it is an homage to any actual historical case or incidents - this is not up to the usual high standards for which Gorey has been known.

At least 98% of Edward Gorey's work is fantastic, but unlike many Gorey fans (and I am a huge one) who feel they need to give an automatic 5 stars to every work by Gorey - this one deserves 2 or 3 at best for the drawings and ok...the part about licking spots on the walls of the institution.