Saturday, April 20, 2013

2013 Edward Gorey House Exhibition

The Edward Gorey House in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts opened their newest season on Thursday, April 18, with an exhibit celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Vinegar Works.  Published by Simon and Schuster in 1963, the three volume set (billed by Gorey as "Three Volumes of Moral Instruction") contains The Insect God, The West Wing, and what is probably Gorey's best known and most quoted abecedarian exercise, The Gashlycrumb Tinies.

From Amy to Zillah and Basil to Yorick and everyone in between (including Neville), the book has never gone out of print and the children have turned up on everything from posters and calendars to t-shirts and no shirts.

The Edward Gorey House will celebrate these three remarkable books with exhibits containing original artwork and manuscripts throughout the rest of the year.

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