Visit a Gorey house for Halloween

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Visit a Gorey house for Halloween

A day in June too great for the beach, a car full of three generations of Goreyphiles – fans of eccentric American author, illustrator and genius Edward Gorey – pulled up in a small parking lot in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts.

The Edward Gorey House, a sea captain’s house that the artist bought in 1979, is now a museum that welcomes visitors from April to December each year.

Paula Span, accompanied by her daughter and granddaughter, visits the Edouard Gorey Accommodation.

Or visitors can do what we did, especially with kids, and go on a Gashlycrumb Tinies scavenger hunt. There is a modest price to locate the 26 deceased children.

It’s pretty easy to spot George underfoot, or “A is for Amy who fell down the stairs,” because look! there is a doll knocked over on the stairs. But good luck with “N is for Neville who is bored to death.”

For those unlucky enough to never know Gorey’s literature, there is
four previously published books, all highly commended.


While the charm of the original design of individual small books is lost,
the genius of Edward Gorey is not at all diminished in these anthologies.

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