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The Best Edward Gorey Books  

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List of the best Edward Gorey books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Edward Gorey is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. An American writer, Gorey is known for the pen and ink drawings that he used in his illustrated books. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Edward Gorey who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

Everything from Gashlycrumb Tinies to Amphigorey is included on this list. What are Edward Gorey's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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Gashlycrumb Tinies is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Edward Gorey Books
Edward Gorey
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The Doubtful Guest is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Edward Gorey Books
Edward Gorey
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Amphigorey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Edward Gorey Books
Edward Gorey
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The Hapless Child is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Edward Gorey Books
Edward Gorey
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The Epileptic Bicycle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Edward Gorey Books
Edward Gorey
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The Beastly Baby is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Edward Gorey Books
Edward Gorey
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The Willowdale Handcar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Edward Gorey Books
Edward Gorey
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The haunted tea-cosy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Edward Gorey Books
Edward Gorey
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The Curious Sofa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Edward Gorey Books
Edward Gorey
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The iron tonic, or, A winter a... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Edward Gorey Books
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The unstrung harp, or, Mr. Ear... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Edward Gorey Books
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The Awdrey-Gore Legacy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Edward Gorey Books
Edward Gorey
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Ascending Peculiarity is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Edward Gorey Books
Edward Gorey
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The utter zoo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Edward Gorey Books
Edward Gorey
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The other statue is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Edward Gorey Books
Edward Gorey
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The water flowers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Edward Gorey Books
Edward Gorey
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Amphigorey Again is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Edward Gorey Books
Edward Gorey
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The object-lesson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Edward Gorey Books
Edward Gorey
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Donald has a difficulty is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Edward Gorey Books
Peter F. Neumeyer, Edward Gorey
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The gilded bat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Edward Gorey Books
Edward Gorey
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The Headless Bust is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Edward Gorey Books
Edward Gorey
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The insect god is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Edward Gorey Books
Edward Gorey
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The blue aspic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Edward Gorey Books
Edward Gorey
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The betrayed confidence is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Edward Gorey Books
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The eclectic abecedarium is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Edward Gorey Books