Gorey shelved this story until, using the anagram Ogdread Weary, he finally self published this title to get it in print. The Fantod Press only ever published limited edition works by Mr. The Beastly Baby has all the earmarks of an early Gorey work. The drawings, while finished, are sketchy and broad in their execution. The story is startling and irreverent. The subject matter is distasteful.
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Start your review of The Beastly Baby Write a review Shelves: s , bage-middle-grade , genre-comedy , genre-fantasy , genre-horror-gothic , groundbreaking , z-edward-gorey , bage-mature Most of the time, I do get Edward Gorey and he tickles me. This story was a miss for me. I could only feel pity for this beastly baby.
I will admit to the end as the baby was going, I did see the humor intended there, but overall, this was not my favorite Edward story and it starts off Amphigorey Too. This is a small one page drawing about this horrible baby. Its all in black and white, thank goodness. It is originally written in Most of the time, I do get Edward Gorey and he tickles me.
Gorey always seems to be the perfect fix. I treasure my first edition, keeping it well hidden away from the cats. Sep 05, Susan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: those with a dark sense of humor Shelves: illustrated One of my all-time favorite Gorey books.
A gloriously tortured soul, page by page. My favorite words in this book: "bric-a-brac" and "festooned.
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