The Hapless Child
Available From More sellersView all copies of this book
First Printing of this re-issued edition, 1980. Illustrated boards in a matching dust jacket. Dust jacket price clipped with a very small chip to one edge but overall a clean and tight copy in a very good jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 22939
About this title:
This sorry tale of petite Charlotte Sophia's catastrophic, short life is classic Gorey. The poor child is orphaned and treated mercilessly by schoolmates and ruffians alike, and only barely survives--for a time, anyway--by the skin of her baby teeth. Even her doll suffers a gruesome end.
The little girl's journey is perfect fodder for Edward Gorey's brilliant penwork, so detailed and perfectly wrought that it's hard to believe he could master these images at such a small size (the illustrations reproduced in the book are the same size as his original drawings). The Hapless Child is widely regarded as one of Gorey's best books; happily it is now back in print after an absence of many years, so that we can all enjoy weeping for Charlotte Sophia again...and again, and again.
Title: The Hapless Child
Publisher: Dodd Mead, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1980
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Payment Methods Accepted by Seller
Check Money Order Cash PayPal Bank Draft
Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB
Toronto, ON, Canada
AbeBooks Seller Since 01 October 1998
491 Davenport Rd.
Toronto, ON. M4V 1B7
T: 416 322 0777
F: 416 322 3226
Proprietor: Wesley Begg -
All books subject to prior sale.
Items sent on receipt of payment - Visa, Mastercard, or
cheques if known to us.
Shipping and insurance extra.
Payment in U.S. dollars.
Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books
weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may
contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.
Store Description: Open to the public by appointment or by chance Monday to Saturday from 11AM to 5PM. Please call ahead to avoid disappointment.