Margot (midnight_birth) wrote in margot_quotes,

The Remembered Visit: A Story Taken from Life by Edward Gorey.


Title: The Remembered Visit: A Story Taken from Life.
Author: Edward Gorey.
Genre: Literature, fiction, travel, bildungsroman, surrealist fiction.
Country: U.S.
Language: English.
Publication Date: 1965.
Summary: On a long trip abroad, young Drusilla is introduced to high art and gourmet meals. She gamely tries to appreciate the museums, rich food, and architectural wonders that delight her parents, only to find herself drifting along in a puzzling world. But then Miss Skrim-Pshaw takes her for tea with Mr Crague, a sockless, elderly man with a notable past, and their brief encounter is what will haunt Drusilla years later. Her casual promise to the old man has led to sudden recollection, then sad regret. A deft portrayal of the precociousness of a child on the brink of adulthood.

My rating: 7.5/10.
Tags: 1960s - fiction, 20th century - fiction, 3rd-person narrative, american - fiction, artist: edward gorey, author: edward gorey, bildungsroman, fiction, gothic fiction, literature, surrealist fiction, travel and exploration (fiction)

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