Edward Gorey

Edward Gorey

Edward Gorey also wrote as: Ogdred Weary.

Edward Gorey was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 22nd, 1925 and passed away at the age of 75 on April 15th, 2000.

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Edward Gorey Stats: The highest rated book by Edward Gorey on Book Notification is Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, the first novel in the Edward Gorey Poetry series. The second-highest rated book is The Iron Tonic: Or, A Winter Afternoon in Lonely Valley (Edward Gorey Poetry #6).

The most read book by Edward Gorey on Book Notification is Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, the first novel in the Edward Gorey Poetry series. The second most read book is The Iron Tonic: Or, A Winter Afternoon in Lonely Valley (Edward Gorey Poetry #6).

Below is a complete list of Edward Gorey books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Edward Gorey is the Edward Gorey Poetry.

List of Amphigorey Books in Publication Order

List of The Vinegar Works Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
1935
2
1953
3
1954
4
1961
5
Quake, Quake, Quake (With: Paul Dehn)
1961
6
1961
7
1962
8
1964
9
1965
10
1966
11
1966
12
1966
13
The Jumblies (With: Edward Lear)
1968
14
The Dong with a Luminous Nose (With: Edward Lear)
1968
15
The 14th Dragon (With: James E. Seidelman, Grace Mintonye)
1968
16
1969
17
1969
18
1970
19
1971
20
1971
21
1971
22
1971
23
1972
24
1972
25
1972
26
1973
27
1973
28
Limericks (With: Betty Jane Wagner)
1973
29
1973
30
1974
31
1974
32
1976
33
1976
34
1976
35
1977
36
1978
37
1979
38
1980
39
1980
40
1980
41
1982
42
Light Metres (With: Felicia Lamport)
1982
43
1982
44
1983
45
1983
46
1985
47
1985
48
1986
49
1987
50
1989
51
1990
52
1990
53
1990
54
1991
55
1994
56
1994
57
1995
58
1996
59
1997
60
1997
61
1997
62
2009
63
2009
64
2010
65
2011
66
2012
67
2016
68
2022

List of Collections in Publication Order (with Robert Aickman)

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
François Villon (With: Hilaire Belloc, Wyndham Lewis)
1958
2
1965
3
1967
4
Instant Lives (With: Howard Moss)
1974
5
1992
6
1993
7
Heather Braginton-smith (With: Karen Aude)
1997
8
The Strange Case of Edward Gorey (With: Alexander Theroux)
2000
9
2001
10
2002
11
2009
12
2015

List of Children's Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Cautionary Tales for Children (With: Hilaire Belloc)
1907
2
1959
3
1961
4
Man Who Sang The Sillies (With: John Ciardi)
1961
5
1963
6
The Christmas Bower (With: Polly Redford)
1967
7
Cobweb Castle (With: Jan Wahl)
1968
8
More of Brer Rabbit's Tricks (With: Ennis Rees, J.C. Harris)
1968
9
1970
10
Penny Candy (With: Edward B. Fenton)
1970
11
1971
12
Miss Clafooty and the Demon (With: J. David Townsend)
1971
13
Sam and Emma (With: Donald Nelsen)
1971
14
The Shrinking of Treehorn (With: Florence Parry Heide)
1971
15
1979
16
Treehorn's Treasure (With: Florence Parry Heide)
1981
17
1982
18
Why We Have Day and Night (With: Peter F. Neumeyer)
1982
19
The Adventures of Treehorn (With: Florence Parry Heide)
1983
20
Treehorn's Wish (With: Florence Parry Heide)
1984
21
1984
22
1985
23
1991
24
1992
25
1997
26
2010

List of Picture Books in Publication Order (with John Updike)

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
1957
2
1958
3
1961
4
1964
5
1965
6
1967
7
1968
8
1968
9
1970
10
1971
11
1971
12
1973
13
1974
14
1994
15
1995
16
2012
17
2012

List of Poetry in Publication Order (with Felice Holman)

List of Anthony Monday Mysteries Books in Publication Order (with John Bellairs)

List of Donald Books in Publication Order (with Peter F. Neumeyer)

List of Fletcher and Zenobia Books in Publication Order (with Victoria Chess)

List of Johnny Dixon Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
61983
2
1983
3
1984
4
1985
5
1986
6
1989
7
1989
8
1990
9
1994
10
1996
11
1997
12
1999
13
2022
Show All Books in this Series

List of Lewis Barnavelt Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.71973
2
1975
3
1976
4
1993
5
1993
6
1995
7
1998
8
102000
9
2001
10
2003
11
2006
12
2008
Show All Books in this Series

List of Ogdred Weary Picture Books in Publication Order (as Ogdred Weary)

List of Edward Gorey Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
1959
2
1974
3
1975
4
1975
5
1979
6
1980
7
1981
8
1987
9
1988
10
1991
11
1991
12
1992
Show All Anthologies

Edward Gorey: Biography

Edward Gorey was born on February 22nd, 1925. Edward passed away April 15th, 2000 at 75 years old. Edward Gorey was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Edward Gorey was the author of the Edward Gorey Short Stories/Novellas series which consists of 68 novels. The Edward Gorey Short Stories/Novellas series started in 1935 with the novel Freshwater. The most recently released novel in the Edward Gorey Short Stories/Novellas series was Always One Button Short which was released in 2022. There are no upcoming novels for the Edward Gorey Short Stories/Novellas series.

Edward Gorey also wrote the Children's Books series which has 26 books including Cautionary Tales for Children and The Bug Book.

Edward Gorey: Awards & Accolades

Edward Gorey won the Bram Stoker Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award, in 1999.

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Edward Gorey: F.A.Q

When was Edward Gorey Born?

Edward Gorey was born on February 22nd, 1925.

When did Edward Gorey die?

Edward Gorey died on April 15th, 2000 at 75 years old.

Where was Edward Gorey Born?

Edward Gorey was born in Chicago, Illinois, .

What awards has Edward Gorey won?

Edward Gorey has won the following awards: Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bram Stoker Awards (1999).

What was the first book Edward Gorey wrote?

The first book written by Edward Gorey was Cautionary Tales for Children, published in 1907.

What was the most recent book Edward Gorey wrote?

Their most recently released work was Always One Button Short (a short story) on September 1st, 2022.

How many books has Edward Gorey written?

Edward Gorey has written 170 books across 17 series, excluding contributions to anthologies.
  • 4 books in the Amphigorey Series
  • 3 books in The Vinegar Works Series
  • 6 Standalone Novels
  • 68 Short Stories/Novellas
  • 3 Collections
  • 12 Non-Fiction Books
  • 26 Children's Books
  • 17 Picture Books
  • 9 Poetry
  • 2 books in the Anthony Monday Mysteries Series
  • 2 books in the Donald Series
  • 2 books in the Fletcher and Zenobia Series
  • 10 books in the Johnny Dixon Series
  • 5 books in the Lewis Barnavelt Series
  • 1 Ogdred Weary Picture Books

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