The Object-Lesson

The Object-Lesson

Inspired by Samuel Foote's poem, 'The Grand Panjandrum', The Object Lesson presents a stunning series of seemingly random and unrelated events. A missing artificial limb, ghostly spectres and the statue of Corrupted Endeavour all have a place in this enigmatic tale, which combines elements of French surrealism, Japanese haiku and lots of good fun. With its humorous obscurity and puzzling intrigues, The Object Lesson delights and provokes.

Title:The Object-Lesson
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780747560838
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    The Object-Lesson Reviews

  • Calista

    This book is bat-shit crazy and I found it fun. At first I was trying to make sense of what was going on and then I let go and it was like a dream that did crazy things. I enjoyed the Throbblefoot Spe...

  • Jason

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA what the hell is going on here? One of the most absurd things I've ever read. It makes no sense. A bat that could be an umbrella, a women jumps off a tower because the man ...

  • Gerry

    A typically surreal tale by Edward Gorey, superbly illustrated as always.A missing limb, the Throbblefoot Spectre, a statue of Corrupted Endeavour, Madame O______ flinging herself from the parapet, a ...

  • Callum McAllister

    Made me feel uneasy. ...

  • Keith

    Liking Edward Gorey is not hip. But having one particular favorite Gorey book is hip as fuck and sexy as hell. This one is mine. To prove it, I will now relate to you the entire text of this book, whi...

  • F

    I actually (unexpectedly) loved this! It's so suggestive. It has the potential to become more an yet it is complete in itself. I must say it was my initial intention to review it with "same", so that ...

  • Eddie Watkins

    a drifty crepuscular conundrum in the partly cloudy fen...

  • Sally

    Weird, pointless...and strangely enjoyable, October 22, 2014This review is from: The Object-Lesson (Hardcover)Not laugh-out-loud hilarious (although I loved His Lordship presenting the Throbblefoot S...

  • John Bevan

    I liked this book, but didn't get it. The illustrations have a beautiful Burtonesque look to them, and each page in itself is amusing, but I came away feeling stupid / as if I'd missed some cleverly d...

  • Eric

    Not your traditional story by any means! Many of Gorey's books are ostensibly children's books, and The Object-Lesson is no exception. The book takes several seemingly unrelated characters and places ...