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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Thereupon they hop on and go through various adventures, ending in a shocking revelation that seems right out of the “Voyage of Erward. This book was obviously once eepiplectic in a sunny area under books, and some fading occurred at the edges. Edward Gorey had a vocabulary that rivals the dictionary, and the title of this book is a perfect example.

There are more inexplicably broken bicycles on the back cover. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Oct 14, Jen Dent rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a spot where I post photos and personal observations on pieces from my Edward Gorey collection.

Even the title sounds absurd yet beautiful. I could find none of this here. Feb 22, Whitney Watercutter rated it really liked it.

Lovely black and white pencil sketches and clever prose. A cute but dark short story from Gorey. What the strange bird muttered made me laugh out loud sorry other library patrons. I have read it again, and there are no hidden dep Having misread the title as “The Epileptic Bicycle”, I was waiting for some kind of velocipedic convulsion which never happened.


We ride along with siblings Embley and Yewbert on a bicycle which has a purpose all its own. The Epiplectic Bicycle erward Edward Gorey. The reader’s first response is to say, “Oh, he made that up”, but that is not the correct answer. Jan 09, Katie rated it really liked it Shelves: Subscribe To Posts Atom. Embley and Yewbert’s surreal adventures on their epipleptic bike. Oct 14, E rated it liked it Shelves: This reminds me somewhat of Dia de los Muertos.

So fun to find this teensy book sitting among the hulking monsters on the “G” adult fiction shelf, like a thin little sliver of mushroom smished between two hearty slices of rustic country loaf.

The cover of The Broken Spoke. The fact that edwqrd is very short is one reason; an alligator that rises out of a puddle shouting,”Ho!

Trivia About The Epiplectic Bi Of all the books I own this one might possibly be the goreey I return to the most. A search on the internet has revealed that many people have adapted Gorey’s images into tattoos.

A marvelous study of the long and fascinating history of bicycle manufacture in the Trobriand islands. The Epiplectic Bicycle by Edward Gorey first published While Embley and Yewbert are hitting one another with croquet mallets one day, an untenanted bicycle rolls into their garden. Epiplectiic re-read the title, I understand why.

Definite proof that two wheels are epiplectc than four eedward least in cases where the two wheels propel themselves! I really enjoy absurd art. Posted by ampootozote at 6: This was a lovely Christmas gift from a dear friend. Gorey’s dark, dry humor in a story of two siblings who go on a bicycle adventure.


I actually had birds named Embley and Yewbert. Why not put one on a bike? Bat-winged demons appear in many of Gorey’s illustrations.

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I think spinning wheels are what makes bikes and the absurd go together. Jan 15, Dan rated it really liked it. Nonetheless, there is something about the book that I like possibly that Yewbert looks a bit like Curt Cobain? Fun quick read with great art as usual. I also am going to keep an eye out for a copy of The Broken Spoke. View all 12 comments. Jan 01, Halah Ahmad rated gkrey it was ok.

In later years he illustrated many children’s books by John Bellairs, as well as books in several series begun by Bellairs and continued by other authors after his death.

The Epiplectic Bicycle

Biccle and splendid with the usual Gorey whimsy. Gorey channels the surrealists in Les Insectes Cyclistes. I kind of liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.