Many of Edward Gorey’s works are available at the Halifax Public Libraries. Gorey’s illustrated (and sometimes wordless) books, with their vaguely ominous air and ostensibly Victorian and Edwardian settings, have long had a cult following. One of my favorites is his alphabet book for adults “The Gashlycrumb Tinies“. His ingenious rendering of the alphabet is much too gruesome and frightening for the average child.
The book of interviews “Ascending peculiarity: Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey“provides an intriguing glimpse into the life of this brilliant eccentric.
There is a great online interview with Edward Gorey on the MYSTERY! website.