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Goodreads helps you keep edwadr of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Chilf and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Hapless Child by Edward Gorey. Hardcover64 pages. Published August 15th by Peter Weed Books first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

To ask other readers questions about The Hapless Childplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This is super Morbid and it made me so sad. It did not have a happy ending. I would say this is mature material for mature people. I did not find the funny. Still, the art is amazing – so Gorey and the story is every horrible thing that can happen to a person does and life goes from amazing to a showcase of horrors.

Father apparently killed in the war, mother commits suicide because she’s ddward depressed, uncle dies from a brick falling on his head, she is bullied, robbed, sold into slavery to a drunk, goes blind, stumbles into the street and gets run over by her actually alive father who doesn’t even remember what his child looked like.

A tale of woe especially for Halloween. A musical version by Michael Mantler and company: Aug 30, Cait Poytress rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is the perfect book to read to your child when they are going through one of their whiney “It’s not faaaaaaaaair” phases.

You want to see unfair? Here, let me tell you a little story about poor Charlotte Sophia.

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If that doesn’t shut them up Bueno, no es precisamente un cuento de hadas, la verdad es una historia muy triste la piba no pega una. Gorey es uno de mis artistas favoritos de toda la vida, cada cuento suyo que leo es una caricia a mi oscuro corazoncito. Feb 07, Lindsay rated it it was amazing. A Little Princess as told by Gorey Her blissful existence ends when her father is called to fight in Africa.


When she learns of his death, Charlotte’s mother falls into a fatal hcild and she is left orphaned.

The family layer ships her off to boarding school where she punished by teachers and bullied by fellow classmates. Charlotte eventually escapes from the miserable place but things d A rather macabre version of “A Little Princess” by Francis Hodgson Burnett Charlotte Sophia had a charmed life with loving “well to do” parents. Charlotte eventually escapes from the miserable place but things don’t improve much. The locket containing her parents pictures is stolen and she is sold to hapleas drunken brute who makes chiild work for scraps off food.

She changes so much that her father, who, as it happens is not actually dead you wimped out Gorey!!

Goreyana: The Hapless Child

Jesus, that was depressing. I need to go hqpless in the sun now El final sorprende, no deja indiferente, uno apenas puede creerlo que ha sucedido Una mezcla de inquietud, un regusto amargo y la incertidumbre. Jul 11, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: Gorey’s specialty is writing horrific stories about the bad things that happen to unfortunate children. His books seem designed to give little kids nightmares, and I have a hunch that haplesss are often successful.

They are sick, deadpan, mean-spirited and often hilarious. This is one of my very favorites. Death, abuse, sickness, fear and suffering are the cbild ingredients of the child’s life, and the story is brought to life through Gorey’s marvellous illustrations. I’m not giving any of the details because that would just take the fun out of it.

This is one of my very favorite Gorey books and edwqrd be a good starting place for someone new to him. But, if you don’t like your humor black as the blackest black that ever blacked, perhaps “The Gashlycrumb Tinies” would be a better starting haapless That didn’t stop me, of course. Dec 29, Amy Other Amy rated it it was ok Shelves: This is the only one of the ‘kids die’ stories in Amphigorey that didn’t improve significantly on a reread for me.

Although I did find the little lizard critter in each pane, and that was enjoyable. I will revisit if I happen to read that one. Reread in Amphigorey ; reviewing separately.

Oct 02, Rakisha rated it liked it. The gapless depressing and harrowing “children’s book” I’ve ever read. The art is creepy and beautiful. The story is succinct and powerful. But the audie The most depressing and harrowing “children’s book” I’ve ever read. But the audience for this book can’t possibly be children?

I found it in the children’s section of the library, but this is just too much. I wonder if it is creepier than original Grimm tales.


The Melancholy Deaths of Edward Gorey’s Children

Oct 22, Sally rated it really liked it. The Hapless Child Hardcover Lovely little story for an adult or child, telling the story of little Charlotte Sophia, whose life drastically alters from living with parents who were ‘kind and well-to-do’ A grimly ironic tale by Edward Gorey, wherein a young child is orphaned, and in the antithesis of “A Little Princess,” endures great hardships without the happy ending.

The real interest in Gorey’s work isn’t so much the story as the morbid hhapless. He’s well-known for his sketch-like drawings.

Gorey couldn’t have been much of a child-lover, if his stories were anything to go on. But they’re amusing, and rather timely. But With A Tiny Child. Oct 06, Luli Maggi rated it really liked it Shelves: Ahora es lo primero que quiero encontrar en la feria del libro because idgaf. Nov 02, Anne-Marie rated it it was ok. I bought a bunch of Edward Gorey books for a dollar at a library sale.

I thought they were for kids. I didn’t know who Gorey was at the time and then later found out how much people worship him for being so ironic and creepy.

Nov 17, Doug Friedenberg rated it it was amazing. Like Oscar Wilde said of the Little Nell story: Would have reviewed when I read it, but they didn’t have a reading social network at the time. Nov 08, Callie Rose Tyler rated it liked it Shelves: That story was very sad, but the signature matter-of-fact tone which Gorey uses to present the story adds charm?

Jan 13, connie rated it it was amazing. It is a very interesting book. Edward Gorey is a very unique author. Am going to read some of his other works. For those who do not know him. Dec 29, Tracy rated it really liked it Shelves: Especially fun for fans of A Little Princess. Nov 03, Cathy rated it really liked it Shelves: Gorey and depressing with haunting artwork.

Utterly depressing story, but beautiful, detailed black and white ink drawings. Excelente muestra del buen hacer de Gorey. Sep 20, Jennifer rated it it was amazing.

The most despair-inducing children’s story I have read this year. Nov 17, Abigail Wildes added it. Aug 26, Quitealice rated it liked it. Apr 30, Pamela rated it liked it Shelves: