A new, small-layout adaptation of certainly one of Edward Gorey’s “darkish masterpieces of surreal morality” (Vanity Fair): a witty, disquieting adventure in the course of the alphabet.

“A is for Amy who fell down the steps. B is for Basil assaulted via bears. C is for Clara who wasted away. D is for Desmond thrown out of a sleigh…” The rhyming couplets of this grim abecedarian are acquainted, in fact, to devotees of macabre humor, however the darkly crosshatched drawings are (as Poe placed it) “the soul of the plot.” A few years went via right through which The Gashlycrumb Tinies: Or, After the Outing was once now not to be had in a small hardcover adaptation like this one, that’s the actual layout for Edward Gorey’s forte, the grownup image guide. (For many who need to percentage the gloom there is a 10-replica collection with The Curious Sofa.)