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The Betrayed Confidence Revisited: Ten Series of Postcards
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Illustrations by Edward Gorey. Essay by Edward Bradford.
Hardcover smyth-sewn casebound book, with jacket.
104 pages with 16 full-color and 116 black-and-white illustrations.
Size: 7 ½ x 11 in.
Edward Gorey (American, 1925–2000) was a prolific artist and author, illustrating more than one hundred published works of his own as well as those of other writers. His erudite wit shines in every story and couplet he published. But as a letter writer, with few exceptions, he engaged in only cursory communication. Perhaps this is why he was such a fan of postcards.
Featuring Edward Gorey’s ever-popular dark humor, The Betrayed Confidence Revisited offers ten of the artist’s postcard series, including Neglected Murderesses, as well as his annual creations promoting National Post Card Week. His two Q.R.V. sets are here, along with Whatever Next?, Alms for Oblivion, Scènes de Ballet, the Dogear Wryde Interpretive Series (reproduced in full color), Menaced Objects, and Tragédies Topiares.
The original edition of The Betrayed Confidence was published in 1992 and is long out of print. This revised edition supplements the contents of that book with three series not previously included, along with an introductory essay by Edward Bradford, the official Edward Gorey bibliographer.
A must for Gorey collectors, The Betrayed Confidence Revisited is also an illuminating collection for discovering the breadth of content explored by Gorey, all tinged with his unmistakable and sometimes-elusive droll perspective.