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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The Epiplectic Bicycle

Posted by Brooks at This tale concerns Embley and Yewbert, two children who are distracted from their pastime of hitting each other with croquet mallets by a sentient bicycle that appears out of nowhere.

Nov 05, Courtney rated it it was amazing. While Embley and Yewbert are hitting one another with croquet mallets one day, an untenanted bicycle rolls into their garden. For epiplfctic information about this word go to: Why not put one on a bike? Although he would frequently state that his formal art training was “negligible”, Gorey studied art for one semester at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago ineventually becoming a professional illustrator.

I also am going to keep an eye out for a copy of The Broken Spoke.

Beware of this and that. The story is one of great whimsy and a love of nonsense, and amusingly contradicts itself at several points. He attended a variety of local grade schools and then the Francis W. Definite proof that two wheels are better than four at least in cases where the two wheels propel themselves!


I edwarr read it again, and there are no hidden ogrey to be plumbed, as far as I can tell. So bixycle and wonderfully weird. Labels albondocani press 1 book by Gorey christmas 32 collectibles 3 exhibitions 61 fantod press 4 illustrated by Gorey 94 limited edition 12 magazine 42 miscellaneous original art postcard 7 poster 5 prints 35 reference 5 stuffed doll 16 theater and ballet Lists with This Book.

Posted by ampootozote at 6: I welcome all discussions, questions, comments and corrections to the information posted. I am very fond of the instance in which an alligator accosts them and Embley kicks it in the nose, and it expires. Open Preview See a Problem? Thursday, September 17, Edward Gorey: Books by Edward Gorey.

Goreyana: The Epiplectic Bicycle

There is no Afazia, Ohio – but I wonder if it is meant as a play on the word “aphasia” which is when someone loses the ability to recall words. Gorey channels the surrealists in Les Insectes Cyclistes.

Bat-winged demons appear in many of Gorey’s illustrations. This book was obviously once stacked in a sunny area under books, and some fading occurred at the edges. I kind of liked it. Delightful and splendid with the usual Gorey whimsy. There are more inexplicably broken bicycles on the back cover. Oct 14, E rated it liked it Shelves: What does “Epiplectic” mean? I loved the illustrations.


A cute but dark short story from Gorey. View all 12 comments. Lovely black and white pencil sketches and clever prose. Absurd and weird – but a little too pointless edwatd my taste Prehistoric men attack a woolly mammoth, astride early bicycles.

John Garvey, was a popular Born in Chicago, Gorey came from a colorful family; his parents, Helen Dunham Garvey and Edward Lee Gorey, divorced in when he was 11, then remarried in when he was I desire there to be a epkplectic play on words or an in-joke I can appreciate in the company of a select audience. Dec 31, ke-sha rated it really liked it. Jan 15, Dan rated it epilectic liked it. It was completely random and delightfully funny. Both text and illustrations are slight and, while not without interest, neither really grabbed me.

The Epiplectic Bicycle by Edward Gorey. Perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that his illustrations found their way into the opening credits of the program Mystery!