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Shop Oakland: The Works of Edward Gorey

Oakland Cemetery’s Visitors Center and Museum Shop recently got Goreya haul of new items, among these are five books by author and illustrator Edward Gorey.
Born Feb. 22, 1925, Gorey wrote over 100 works. He wasn’t just a writer and illustrator, an avid lover of the ballet and theater, Gorey designed many sets and costumes for theaters all around the nation, including design work for the 1977 Broadway production of “Dracula,” for which he won a Tony Award for Best Costume Design. Gorey is perhaps most well-known for the animated illustrations that he did for the PBS series “Mystery!”
Known for his eccentric personal style, love of animals (especially cats, which are often featured prominently in his work) and the dark nature of his work, Gorey has become a favorite of children and adults alike.
We are currently carrying Cautionary Tales for Children, The Willowdale Handcart, The Doubtful Guest, The Elliptical Bicycle, and “The Gashlycrumb Tinies.” All of these books retail at $10 with the exception of “Cautionary Tales for Children”, which retails for $16.
If you’re unable to visit Oakland’s Visitors Shop, all of the books are also available in our online store.

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