In , Edward Gorey published The Epiplectic Bicycle through Dodd, Mead & Company. The first edition of this hardcover book with. A charming burlesque concerning an intrepid voyage of epic proportions by the “ incredibly sophisticated stylish and inventive” Edward Gorey (New York. The Epiplectic Bicycle by Edward Gorey, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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A cute but dark short story from Gorey. Despite the plot indicated in the title, it is one of Gorey’s most fluid tales.

Notice that the Victorian-era lantern puts out a beam of darkness in the fading daylight. Hardcover64 pages. Gorey’s maternal great-grandmother, Helen St.

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A marvelous study of the long and fascinating history of bicycle manufacture in the Trobriand islands. A quirky and non-sensical pocket sized children’s book, with many a laugh for all ages. The second best conclusion is that Gorey did, in fact, muddle the language and translation of this book up on purpose so as to delight the reader and annoy the critics and honestly, they were getting too big for their britches anyways, weren’t they?


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Why not put one on a bike?

While Embley and Yewbert are hitting one another with croquet mallets one day, an untenanted bicycle rolls into their garden. Definite proof that two wheels are better than four at least in cases where the two wheels propel themselves!

Bat-winged demons appear in many of Gorey’s illustrations. This reminds me somewhat of Dia de los Muertos.

The Epiplectic Bicycle

Apr 19, John of Canada rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Aug 17, Robert Day rated it it was ok. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I loved the illustrations. Embley goret Yewbert have a harrowing journey on an untenanted bicycle. What prompted me to give this 5 stars were the comments and reviews of other Goodreaders.

Feb 23, Sam Gilbert rated it it was amazing. The front and back cover are very funny. Dec 29, Olivia rated it really liked it. This book was obviously once stacked in a sunny area under books, and some fading occurred at the edges.


Gorey’s dark, dry humor in a story of two siblings who go on a bicycle adventure. Epi;lectic the “prologue” which reads, “It was the day after Tuesday and the day before Wednesday.

Return to Book Page. I am often asked which Gorey book is my favorite, and The Thhe Bicycle is it! Jan 09, Katie rated it really liked it Shelves: Charming, absurd, not overly precious but totally lovable. I’ve long been a fan of the stories and illustrations of Edward Gorey.

The Epiplectic Bicycle: Edward Gorey: Bloomsbury Publishing

Sep 15, William rated it really liked it. I kind of liked it. We ride along with eplplectic Embley and Yewbert on a bicycle which has a purpose all its own.

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