The Blue Aspic

The Blue Aspic

by Edward Gorey


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Ortenzia Caviglia is an undiscovered opera understudy whose lucky break results from the mysterious murder of the reigning diva. Upon hearing her sing, Jasper Ankle becomes her deepest admirer, undaunted by perilous weather and abject poverty in his quest to hear her sing. As Ortenzia's star rises, Jasper sinks further into despair, until performer and fan collide in true Edward Gorey fashion. Exquisitely illustrated with Gorey's signature pen-and-ink crosshatching, The Blue Aspic is a heart-wrenching and oddly hilarious tale of unrequited love and the dangers of celebrity.

Treasured by adoring fans since its original release in 1968, The Blue Aspic remains an iconic masterpiece from the one and only great Mr. Gorey.

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ISBN-13: 9780801507380
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/1969
Product dimensions: 20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)

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The Blue Aspic 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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riverwillow on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Quintessential Gorey. Wonderful drawings accompanying a macabre story of opera and fan obsession. Superb
gsmattingly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another excellent Gorey book with marvelous text and illustrations