Edward Gorey's Book Covers - 1000pc Jigsaw Puzzle by Pomegranate

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Edward Gorey's Book Covers - 1000pc Jigsaw Puzzle by Pomegranate
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Brand: Pomegranate
  • ★ Thick, Interlocking Ribbon-Cut Pieces
  • ★ Superb Color Reproduction
  • ★ Glare-Free Matte Finish
  • Illustrations from 22 book covers Before his now iconic books drew critical acclaim and a dedicated following, Edward Gorey designed book covers in the crowded single room of Doubleday Anchor’s art department. Not yet 30 and recently graduated from Harvard, Gorey initially illustrated paperback covers and dust jackets for the likes of Joseph Conrad, Henry James, and Charles Dickens, establishing a pen-and-ink hand-lettered style that would challenge prevailing American publishing standards and help define his publishers’ visual identities. Today, Gorey’s prodigious output of hundreds of dust jackets and paperback covers evidences his distinctive flair for design and his extraordinary ability to portray the essence of the books that came his way. Enjoy Gorey’s graphic designs and revisit/discover some great literary feats while putting together this 1,000-piece puzzle.

    Artist and author Edward Gorey (American, 1925–2000) is beloved for the boundless imagination and sharp humor exhibited in his more than 100 published works. Gorey was also a set and costume designer for innumerable theater productions, including a staging of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, for which he won a Tony. He had a profound affection for literature, film, ballet, and animals. Cats and other odd creatures appear in many of his crosshatched illustrations. His humorously unsettling drawings of vaguely Victorian innocents facing unfortunate ends became familiar to a wide audience after appearing in the opening credits of the PBS television series Mystery! Gorey’s Cape Cod home, a veritable cabinet of curiosities, is now a museum celebrating his life and work.

    Pomegranate is proud to produce jigsaw puzzles with thoughtfully conceived, engagingly intricate, and aesthetically appealing images on a solid interlocking format. The sturdy construction combined with the wide image selection and vibrant color reproduction will delight everyone from experts to first-time puzzlers.

    33.60 Ounces
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    Choking Hazard - Small Parts.
    Not for children under 3 yrs.

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    • 5
      Edward Gorey bookcover puzzle

      Posted by Annette Minafo on Oct 27th 2021

      These beautiful cover designs make the stories more intriguing!

    • 5
      Made me happy

      Posted by Anna on Nov 8th 2020

      Neither too hard nor too easy, and so satisfying. The quality is amazing - even the tiniest of lines show up at the edges of the pieces. Pieces fit exactly. Already bought more Pomegranate puzzles!!

    • 5
      Pomegranate brand

      Posted by Barbara Forbes on Sep 28th 2020

      Best quality pieces I have found. Sturdy and colorful.

    • 5
      Edward Gorey Book Covers

      Posted by janet on Sep 17th 2020

      Really enjoyed this puzzle. Pomeganate quality is tops, and the book covers are unusual.

    • 4
      Beautiful puzzle, thick pieces

      Posted by Mary on Sep 17th 2020

      The illustrations are lovely! The puzzle pieces have a nice feel to them because of their thickness. The only drawback is that the pieces are so regular that it's easy to believe a piece fits in a spot, only to discover it's not the right piece. Otherwise, this puzzle would get five stars.

    • 5
      Love this puzzle!

      Posted by rr on Aug 1st 2020

      One of my all time favorite puzzles. Nice, thick, quality pieces, easy-on-the-eyes matte finish, and of course Edward Gorey subject matter keep me smirking!

    • 4
      Edward Gorey's Book Covers

      Posted by Unknown on Jul 31st 2020

      It has been fun to put together

    • 5
      Edward Gorey's Book Cover Jigsaw Puzzle

      Posted by Theresa on Jul 21st 2020

      Thoroughly loved every minute of putting this one together. First rate top quality puzzle pieces. It was like putting a bunch of small puzzles together then joining into larger. Lots of fine image detail to enjoy as put together too.