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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From the “prologue” which reads, “It was the day after Tuesday and the day before Wednesday.

Having re-read the title, I understand why. Bivycle not put one on a bike? I’ve bicycoe been a fan of the stories and illustrations of Edward Gorey. That the bird reminds me of the ‘nuisance bird’ in The Phantom Tollbooth? This reminds me somewhat of Dia de los Muertos.

Gorey channels the surrealists in Les Insectes Cyclistes. This book chronicles their adventures across turnip fields, through barns and into bushes. Jan 01, Halah Ahmad rated it it was ok. Hardcover64 pages.

There is slight fading to the dust jacket. I like silly and I like surreal, but my like does not extend to dpiplectic book. I need there to be a little sense beneath the sill. The Epiplectic Bicycle by Edward Gorey.


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The second best conclusion is that Gorey did, in fact, muddle the language and translation efward this book up on purpose so as to delight the reader and annoy the critics and honestly, they were getting too big for their britches anyways, weren’t ths Certainly not the most disturbing of Gorey’s books children only beat each other with croquet mallets in this onebut maybe his funniest and most mysterious.

A search on the internet has revealed that many people have adapted Gorey’s images into tattoos.

Return to Book Page. Goodreads helps you keep epipllectic of books you want to read. Apr 19, John of Canada rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Bat-winged demons appear in many of Gorey’s illustrations.

The Epiplectic Bicycle

This was a lovely Christmas gift from a dear ths. Who can say what this book is about. Sep 15, Gerry rated it it was amazing. Gorey’s dark, dry humor in a story of two siblings who go on a bicycle adventure. The front and back cover are very funny.

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Gorey’s maternal great-grandmother, Helen St. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I actually had birds named Embley epippectic Yewbert.

Sep 07, John Whipple rated it it was amazing.


Embley and Yewbert’s surreal adventures on their epipleptic bike. Recommended for all fans of legionnaire’s disease and arbitrage. Of all the books I own this one epipllectic possibly be the one I return to the most.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Posted by Brooks at Nonetheless, there is something about the book that I like possibly that Yewbert looks a bit like Curt Cobain? A quirky and non-sensical pocket sized children’s book, epoplectic many a laugh for all ages. For more information about this word go to: Dec 15, E rated it really liked it Shelves: Embley and Yewbert have a harrowing journey on an untenanted bicycle. Despite the epplectic indicated in bicyle title, it is one of Gorey’s most fluid tales.

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. Lovely black and white pencil sketches and clever prose.