Edward Gorey - Mélange Funeste


In Edward Gorey’s Mélange Funeste, 16 wonderfully bizarre creatures are combined in extraordinary ways. Translated as “The Dreadful Mixture,” the book contains intricately drawn figures which can be divided into three parts and mixed up. Flip the parts and make the figures whole again…or create new combinations of head, torso, and legs; I'm sure Mr. Gorey wouldn’t mind.

Edward Gorey (1925 - 2000) was an American writer and artist noted for his illustrated books. His consummate wit and eerie style have brought him worldwide acclaim. His signature pen-and-ink drawings often depict vaguely unsettling narrative scenes in Victorian and Edwardian settings and show the influence of his love for British literature. From ill-fated children with baleful faces and anthropomorphic creatures of untraceable biological lineage to shadowy, haunted adults, forever on the verge of mysterious errands, haunting imagery comes alive in Gorey’s world.

Each book contains 16 images to flip, mix, and match in a wire-O bound hardcover book; the book spans 13.65 x 17.78 cm (5.375 x 7 inches).