Margot (midnight_birth) wrote in margot_quotes,

The Willowdale Handcar: or the Return of the Black Doll by Edward Gorey.


Title: The Willowdale Handcar: or the Return of the Black Doll.
Author: Edward Gorey.
Genre: Fiction, literature, surrealist fiction, absurd literature.
Country: U.S.
Language: English.
Publication Date: 1962.
Summary: In this enigmatic, surreal, wonderfully entertaining tale, three mysterious figures set out from Willowdale, traveling by handcar. On the way to nowhere in particular they pass a number of odd characters and observe a series of baffling phenomena, from a house burning down in a field to a palatial mansion perched precariously on a bluff. At once deeply vexing and utterly hilarious, darkly mysterious and amusingly absurd.

My rating: 8/10
Tags: 1960s - fiction, 20th century - fiction, 3rd-person narrative, american - fiction, artist: edward gorey, author: edward gorey, fiction, gothic fiction, horror, humour (fiction), literature, my favourite books, mystery, surrealist fiction

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