In , using his anagram pen name, Gorey published The Curious Sofa: A Pornographic Work by Ogdred Weary — a delightfully dark. Curious. 2 graphic a porno- work by. Ogdred. Weary. Page 2. TME. CURIOUS SOFA. Ogared Weary by. Harcourt Brace & Company. New York San Diego. One of Edward Gorey best works is The Curious Sofa. Gorey’s books are tiny, strange illustrated books that look like relics of the nineteenth.

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View all 8 comments. The second hardcover printing was produced by Hardcort Brace inand my copy of this reprint is also signed. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Over the years, Mr. None of the images in the book show anything remotely pornographic.

Gorey’s books are tiny, strange illustrated books that look like relics of the nineteenth century. I read that Edward was poking fun of the Story of O with this.

The Savage Gorej s. Sometimes twice a day…. Dec 27, Charlie rated it it was amazing Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

I always liked those Tipper Gore labels that turn up now and again on CD cases: I did, on every single page! I then reread it in high school and gave myself a good slap in the forehead as I realised that it was laced with sexual innuendos and subtle puns. Apr 23, Calista rated it really liked it Shelves: However, I would not recommend it to the Gorey neophyte, as it is not the best example of his work.


This book is a silly, naughty romp that tangentially explores some very dark and frightening places. Email Me get an email button.

Edwadr is a strange little book by Edward Gorey. Everything is left to the reader’s imagination and, accordingly, all of the ‘action’ takes place just off the page.

The Curious Sofa or, say, Sam Cooke is a good example of implicit content: New vid from the people who did yorey. On November 26th, a mole will land on Mars.

Out With The Old Edwardian figures with beards and lots of fur coats. In the picture above, I show the ssofa Hardcort proof of this title in printed red wrappers. Newer Post Older Post Home. Another witty tale complete with fabulous illustrations.

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End of Golden Tabloid. I had to read this for a burlesque show where everyone reads the same book- in this case- ‘The Curious Sofa’, and then writes a song inspired by it. The first series of Batman movies got him in a comic book store and the DC animated series made him a life long fan. Gory the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Abraham Lincoln edwadd Kathy Griffin?

Remarkable: Edward Gorey’s The Curious Sofa

Jul 20, Michelle Morrell rated it really liked it Shelves: Well, some of what xofa in the story happens on furniture, but mostly Gorey is always being absurd and ironic, thanks for that, Ed. The Decline of the English Department. Crass commercialism and some surprisingly useful promotional material.


A recent interview re: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. But the word Weary doesn’t seem quite right for an author of erotica. Curioks is an avid toy collector and enjoys playing basketball, mash-ups, karaoke and dark beers.

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Actually the book was never specific at all, about anything. Those are all books from his most fruitful style of the late s and highly recommended edware. Playing for Change’s “Stand By Me”. Of course you never find out what the “very surprising service” is; the next page just suggests another similarly vague sexual act.

It was so hilariously, deliciously demented.

A clever little book that shows that innuendo and hinting can be just as naughty as spelling it out. If Florence and Emily from Little Britain were to write a pornography, this would be it. Ohhhhhh it just hit me how euphemistically sexual it was.