In , Edward Gorey published The Epiplectic Bicycle through Dodd, Mead & Company. The first edition of this hardcover book with. A charming burlesque concerning an intrepid voyage of epic proportions by the “ incredibly sophisticated stylish and inventive” Edward Gorey (New York. The Epiplectic Bicycle by Edward Gorey, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Beware of this and that. Edward Gorey had a vocabulary that rivals the dictionary, and the title of this book is a perfect example. Fun quick read with great art as usual.

The Epiplectic Bicycle

Aug 28, Thomas Hunt rated it liked it. Gorey’s dark, dry humor in a story of two siblings who go on a bicycle adventure. Jan 01, Halah Ahmad rated it it was ok. The cover of The Broken Bifycle. The ending is really bizarre! Everyone with a sense of whimsy.

His father was briefly a journalist. Of all the books I own this one might possibly be the one I return to the most.


Return bidycle Book Page. Open Preview See a Problem? About Me ampootozote View my complete profile. Absurd and weird – but a little too pointless for my taste Charming, absurd, not overly precious but totally lovable.

To ask other readers questions about The Epiplectic Bicycleplease sign up. This book chronicles their adventures across turnip fields, through barns and into bushes. The Epiplectic Bicycle by Edward Gorey first published While Embley and Yewbert are hitting one another with croquet mallets one day, an untenanted bicycle rolls into their garden. He attended a variety of local grade schools and then the Francis W.

Dec 29, Olivia rated it really liked it. Newer Post Older Post Home. Try it, say it out loud, it’s beautiful to say. She had the image prominently tattooed on her arm in full color, and was somewhat surprised that I knew where the image came from. The Epiplectic Bicycle by Edward Gorey. Gorey’s maternal great-grandmother, Helen St. The alligator gets hit after it attacks them and, in typical Gorey style, utters the immortal!

Recommended for all fans of legionnaire’s disease and arbitrage. I kind of liked it. Justine Valinotti September 21, epiplectkc The story is one of great whimsy and a love of nonsense, and amusingly contradicts itself at several points. I desire there to be a clever play on words or an in-joke I can appreciate in the company of a select audience. I have read it again, and there are no hidden dep Having misread the title as “The Epileptic Bicycle”, I was waiting for some kind of velocipedic convulsion which never happened.


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Jan 09, Katie rated it really liked it Shelves: Nov 05, Courtney rated it it was amazing. Despite the plot indicated in eeward title, it is one of Gorey’s most fluid tales. So fun to find this teensy book sitting among the hulking monsters on the “G” adult fiction shelf, like a thin little sliver of mushroom smished between two hearty slices of rustic country loaf.