The West Wing

Author(s): Edward Gorey


Edward Gorey's The West Wing is an invitation to the imagination. On each page, a room beckons, inviting the reader to wonder why three shoes lie here abandoned, what is retreating in that mirror's reflection, or why there is an imprint of a body on the wallpaper, faded and floating four feet above the floor. A wordless mystery, it is one of Gorey's finest works.


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Perennial favorite: Gorey's books sell well year after year Perfect gift or impulse buy: the small, distinctive format of Gorey's books make them perfect for display at the front of a store

'Gorey's unique talent should be represented as completely as possible in every collection of American art and literature.' Booklist 'Irresistible black-and-white drawings...irrepressible wordplay.' New York Times '[Gorey creates] dark masterpieces of surreal morality...beautifully depicted.' Vanity Fair 'One of the most original artistic and literary minds in late 20th Century America' Los Angeles Times

Edward St. John Gorey (1925-2000), gave to the world over one hundred works, including The Gashlycrumb Tinies, The Doubtful Guest and The Wuggly Ump; prize-winning set and costume designs for innumerable theater productions from Cape Cod to Broadway; a remarkable number of illustrations in publications such as The New Yorker and The New York Times. Gorey's masterful pen and ink illustrations and his ironic, offbeat humor have brought him critical acclaim and an avid following throughout the world.

General Fields

  • : 9781408805169
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : October 2009
  • : 164mm X 175mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2009
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Edward Gorey
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : 741.973
  • : 64
  • : B&W