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Series: NYRB Classics
ISBN: 9780940322684
Pages: 264
Publication Date: February 28, 2001

The Haunted Looking Glass

Ghost stories chosen and illustrated by Edward Gorey


The Haunted Looking Glass is the late Edward Gorey’s selection of his favorite tales of ghosts, ghouls, and grisly goings-on. It includes stories by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, M. R. James, W. W. Jacobs, and L. P. Hartley, among other masters of the fine art of making the flesh creep, all accompanied by Gorey’s inimitable illustrations.

W.F. HARVEY, “August Heat”
CHARLES DICKENS, “The Signalman”
L.P. HARTLEY, “A Visitor from Down Under”
R.H. MALDEN, “The Thirteenth Tree”
E. NESBIT, “Man-Size in Marble”
BRAM STOKER, “The Judge’s House”
TOM HOOD, “The Shadow of a Shade”
W.W. JACOBS, “The Monkey’s Paw,”
WILKIE COLLINS, “The Dream Woman”
M.R. JAMES, “Casting the Runes” Ghost stories chosen and illustrated by Edward Gorey


A brilliant draftsman, Mr. Gorey has raised the crosshatch, a timeworn 19th century mannerism, into a timeless visual language....[His works] tickle the funny bone as they raise hair on the back of the neck.
The New York Times

Back in 1959...illustrator Gorey selected 12 classic horror tales for this delightfully eerie anthology, which stands on its own merits as a historical introduction to the genre. This delightfully eerie anthology...[is] a great entry into the warped sensibility that animated Gorey's twisted genius.
Kirkus Reviews