The Raging Tide, Or, The Black Doll's Imbroglio

The Raging Tide, Or, The Black Doll's Imbroglio

Book - 1987
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Imaginary characters found nowhere but in Gorey's wild imagination struggle for supremacy, assaulting one another with implements like buttonhooks and library paste amid thumblike monoliths. Readers may turn the pages sequentially or select their own path in response to a series of choices put by the author.
Publisher: New York : Beaufort Books, c1987
Edition: 1st Beaufort ed
ISBN: 9780825304378
Call Number: SCOWAH
Characteristics: [64] p. : ill. ; 18 x 23 cm
Alternative Title: Black doll's imbroglio


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Oct 20, 2011

Edward Gorey is well-known for his grown-up picture books and his macabre sense of humor. In The Gashlycrumb Tinies, an entire alphabet of small children meets their makers in all manner of devilishly entertaining ways. In The Doubtful Guest, an surprise visitor makes himself quite content in the midst of a household that?s too polite to tell him to go away. And in The Raging Tide, Skrump, Naeelah, Figbash, and Hooglyboo engage in nonsense, guided by your very own expertise. If you think it is clever when Hooglyboo crams Figbash into a vase, turn to page 11. If all this seems ?too terrible to contemplate,? turn to page 29. You may also, on another page, choose to visit the Dogear Wryde Topiary Gardens (page 26) or tour the Villa Amnesia (page 23). Nonsense indeed, but in the grand tradition of Edward Gorey, it?s nonsense that you can?t get enough of.


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