Cautionary Tales for Children

Edward Gorey (Author) Hilaire Belloc (Author)
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Description

For readers of any age, a witty and strikingly irreverent collection of moral guidance Most notable among prolific English satirist Hilaire Belloc's writings are the sharp and clever admonishments he composed for children. Collected here and illustrated to wonderful haunting effect by Edward Gorey, these short, funny pieces offer moral instruction for all types of mischief makers--from a certain young Jim, who ran away from his nurse and was eaten by a lion, to the tale of Matilda, who told lies and was burned to death"--and add up to a delightful read for any fan of Roald Dahl or Shel Silverstein.

Product Details

Price
$20.00  $18.40
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date
December 01, 2002
Pages
72
Dimensions
7.28 X 0.45 X 9.48 inches | 0.73 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780151007158

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About the Author

Edward Gorey is the author and illustrator of many books, including The Unstrung Harp (1953), The Doubtful Guest (1957), The Gashlycrumb Tinies (1963), and the Amphigorey collections. His house on Cape Cod is now a museum open to the public.

Hilaire Belloc was one of the most important and versatile Catholic writers of the twentieth century. A social commentator and a master of finely crafted prose, he wrote numerous books on social, historical and theological topics. His books include The Path to Rome; The Battleground: Syria and Palestine, the Seed Plot of Religion; and Characters of the Reformation.

Reviews

PRAISE FOR EDWARD GOREY

"Invaluable to Gorey-ites."--The New York Review of Books

"A marvelously entertaining volume . . . I came down on these pages like a wolf on the flock, and devoured them in an afternoon."--The Washington Post Book World

"A master of a genre of graphic storytelling and a brilliant draftsman."--The New York Times Book Review

"A man of enormous erudition . . . An artist and writer of genius."--The New Yorker

"An American original . . . One of this century's foremost eccentric geniuses."--Print Magazine