The Disrespectful Summons

Edward Gorey

The Disrespectful Summons

The Disrespectful Summons

  • Title: The Disrespectful Summons
  • Author: Edward Gorey
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 333
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El Demonio, tan brusco e insolente cuando seduce, logra que sus mujeres se entreguen sin reservas y hagan todo el mal que les pide Por eso las recompensa con lo que m s quiere el Infierno.

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When I read this (and The Epiplectic Bicycle) to my little sister this morning (previously having retold her one of Lovecraft's stories I'd recently read), she said: "Oh, now [Gorey] is my 2nd favourite writer, right after Lovecraft!" Mission accomplished :)This is a dark, short, illustrated story in rhyme. Miss Squill, after having an encounter with the Devil and "a creature named Beelphazoar", involves herself in evil actions. My favourite part is the very end. Gorey's usual brilliance.

Historia corta pero perturbadora que destaca por las ilustraciones de este singular artista. Gorey ilustró lo que resulta de meterse con demonios e involucrarse en la brujería, de una forma tan magistral y tétrica como sólo él podría hacerlo. Muy bello librito.

Read in Amphigorey Too, wanted to separately rate the story.

"She did her neighbours' forms in wax And stuck them full of pins and tacks", October 23, 2014This review is from: The Disrespectful Summons (Paperback)The little tale - narrated in rhyming couplets - of the entirely respectable-looking Miss Squill (complete with straw boater and reticule) who one day is knocked over by the Devil himself.Given a book called "Ninety-Two Entirely Evil Things To Do", and accompanied by what seems to be her own personal little demon (who sits on the table - rather r [...]

All kinds of messed up, and much fun.

Another great Edward Gorey that I have been missing all these years. Where has it been languishing? And why isn't it better known?

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