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Link to Gorey-illustrated bookThe Recently Deflowered Girl


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#1 Ray

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 07:27 PM

Hi All,

BTers may enjoy the following work, illustrated by Edward Gorey, The Recently Deflowered Girl:

http://community.liv...822.html?page=1

(Note: may be risque for some--but all is couched in clever euphemisms and double-entendres)

The link takes you to the text in its entirety!

#2 dirac

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 07:48 PM

Thanks, Ray. This is quite a find!

Another story of Gorey's in this vein is "The Curious Sofa," in which some Victorian ladies and gentlemen, along with one intrepid sheepdog, engage in some decidedly unwholesome activities. But it's not nearly as difficult to come by as this book.

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 10:41 PM

Oh, many, many thanks! This is such a treat!

#4 innopac

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 03:02 AM

It looks like they have taken the link off. A real disappointment...

But this thread was an impetus to get out my copy of The Unstrung Harp ... a happy ending to the day after all...

#5 SandyMcKean

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 11:06 AM

I've read the powers that be did remove the material from livejournal, but here's a link that has at least some of the material:

http://www.joeydevil...y-edward-gorey/

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 12:21 PM

I've read they powers that be did remove the material from livejournal, but here's a link taht has at least some of the material:

http://www.joeydevil...y-edward-gorey/


Thank you so much.

#7 dirac

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 02:11 PM

Thank you for that link, Sandy. I understand copyright issues, of course, but this particular item is out of print and hard to find. They could at least reprint the book....

#8 Amy Reusch

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 08:19 PM

Is there anyone out there who kept visualizing Gorey style illustrations while reading A Series Of Unfortunate Events? (children's literature)

#9 Mel Johnson

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 04:47 AM

I did! I did! :P

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 08:29 AM

So did I. That would have been perfect.

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 10:40 AM

Me too! I saw the film, and there were a couple of Gorey-esque moments in it, as well as some lovely shadow puppet work in the final credits.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 11:50 AM

An interview about Gorey with editor Margaret Maloney that mentions the brief Internet life of the complete book (which is now back in print).

PHAWKER: Letís talk about the actual premise of his book. How would you describe The Recently Deflowered Girl?

MALONEY: Before we talk about the premise of it, one thing I want to make clear is that this isnít just an Edward Gorey book. Gorey didnít write it. It was written by a man named Mel Juffe under a pseudonym. When it started going around the Internet, a lot of people just assumed that this was a Gorey book, that he illustrated and wrote it because he did write and illustrate many of his own.Juffe was a journalist and a writer who wrote for a number of different papers. He also wrote a comic novel titled Flash and a whole bunch of magazine articles and was one of these guys who was just sort of everywhere. People associate this book so strongly with Gorey because the illustrations are such a huge part of it. However, the premise of it and the real humor of it all belong to Mel Juffe.




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