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“A is for Amy” from The New Poster Book

Edward Gorey
San Francisco: Pomegranate
Special Collections and University Archives

One of Edward Gorey’s most popular alphabet books is the darkly satiric, The Gashlycrumb Tinies. The Edwardian children in the pages of this small treasure meet a variety of ominous fates. A range of imitators have produced their own take on Gorey’s work including satires of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.