Edward Gorey THE GASHLYCRUMB TINIES The Gashlycrumb Tinies: or, After the Outing is a book written by Edward Gorey that was first published in 1963. Gorey tells the tale of 26 children (each representing a letter of the alphabet) and their untimely demise in rhyming dactylic couplets, such as “A is for Amy who fell down the stairs. B is for Basil assaulted by bears.” The book takes the reader through the complete alphabet, accompanied by Gorey’s black and white illustrations.

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