The Curious Sofa is a classic book by Edward Gorey, published under the pen name Ogdred Weary (an anagram). The book is a “pornographic illustrated. The Curious Sofa: A Pornographic Work by Ogdred Weary [Ogdred Weary] on The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey Hardcover $ Curious. 2 graphic a porno- work by. Ogdred. Weary. Page 2. TME. CURIOUS SOFA. Ogared Weary by. Harcourt Brace & Company. New York San Diego.

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The Curious Sofa by Edward Gorey

A small childrens size book for adults, beautifully illustrated by the “eccentric” quite a mild word for this man! To ask other readers questions about The Curious Sofaplease sign up. This was so much fun to read and it was short. But the word Weary doesn’t seem quite right for an author of erotica. I Am Not a Comics Critic 5: I then thhe it in high school and gave myself a good slap in the forehead as I realised that it was laced with sexual innuendos and subtle puns.

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Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba. I obviously can’t speak for any unpublished works Mar 16, Vivian Zhang rated it liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A Pornographic Work by Ogdred Weary, but it’s not really pornographic sorry, I know you were hoping to osfa something titillating here!

Over the years, Mr. It appeals to me. Save this one for if you’ve come to enjoy Gorey.

Another witty tale complete with fabulous illustrations. This book is a silly, naughty romp that tangentially explores some very dark and frightening places.


Every image has a caption, and almost every caption suggests something sexual without going into any detail — at all. One of his step-mothers was Corinna Mura, a cabaret singer who had a brief role in the classic film Casablanca. It is in no way pornographic, or even “erotica,” though sexual acts are referred to throughout hilariously–if hilarious for you might include a droll Soofa tone and cadence; for instance, “Alice was eating grapes in the park, when Herbert, an extremely well-endowed young man, introduced himself to her.

Subscribe To Posts Atom. Elsie had expired during the night, and gloom descended on everybody. Correct me if I am wrong, but I think this is a true and curious fact.

The Curious Sofa

Dirty, dirty Oh Edward! Would you like to write for this blog?

How the hell have you done it? Citizen on Spying Charges. What is interesting is how the story leads you to its weird conclusion. I don’t deserve to wear my “Perverted and Proud” badge anymore. Dec 27, Charlie rated it it was amazing Shelves: According to reviews, there is nothing overtly sexual in the illustrations, although innuendos and strategically deployed urns and tree branches abound. Gprey would come up with numerous pen names based on the letters of his name.

Tapi bisa tidak disebut pornografi ya? 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.

Gorey’s books are tiny, strange illustrated books that look like relics of the nineteenth century. From tohe lived in New Deward City and worked for the Art Department of Doubleday Anchor, illustrating book covers and in curipus cases adding illustrations to the text. The Muppets ride bikes.


Here lies a blog whose words were writ in werewhales. I had to revise gkrey rating upon further review. Fortunately, mine is filthy.

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The men are all extraordinarily something ucrious other and the women free from all inhibitions. In fact, you could read this as a small child and think it was perfectly innocent. Friday, November 14, The Curious Sofa. Nov 11, Jesse rated it really liked it Shelves: Of course you never find out what the “very surprising service” is; the next page just suggests another similarly vague sexual act. Grub Street New York.

Edward Gorey’s work never sucks. Happy New Year, you guys! I knew you were nasty underneath all your PBS special drawings. Ohhhhhh it just hit me how euphemistically sexual it was. Jul 29, Lena rated it grey liked it Recommends it for: The Problem with Sleeping Through Movies.

A send-up of Victorian pornography, the book’s thirty pages tell the adventures of Alice, a young woman swept into a long series of sexual adventures.