(Gorey, Edward)

Freshwater. A Comedy.

Gorey, Edward (illus.)

San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985. Octavo. ix, 86pp. Signed by Gorey on the title page. Woolf's only play is based on the life of her great-aunt, Julia Camera, a famous Victorian photographer. It was originally written in 1923 and performed as a private chamber drama in 1935 as one of Bloomsbury's theatrical evenings. After being discovered among the papers of Woolf's husband, Leonard Woolf, after his death, the play became an international sensation when it was performed in New York, a production featuring playwright Eugene Ionesco, filmmaker Alain Robbe-Grillet, and novelist Nathalie Sarraute. Here, Woolf's humor finds expression not only in text but in illustrations provided by Edward Gorey, whose own taste for the absurd suits the subject matter nicely. Fine in quarter cloth with the original dust wrapper that is faintly spotted to the spine. Item #27851

Price: $175.00

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