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The Hapless Child Book

Item # 26841
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The Hapless Child is widely regarded as one of Edward Gorey's best books; happily it is now back in print. The sorry tale of petite Charlotte Sophia's catastrophic life is classic Gorey stuff--orphaned, mercilessly hazed by schoolmates, enslaved by a brute. After an absence of many years we can all enjoy weeping for Charlotte Sophia again . . . and again, and again.

Hardcover Smyth-sewn book, with jacket

64 pages with 30 black-and-white illustrations.

Size: 7 x 7 1/4 inches. 


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