The Doubtful Guest

Edward Gorey
32 pages
7 x 0.3 x 4.6 inches
Cover type: 

Told in a set of fourteen rhyming couplets, The Doubtful Guest is the story of a solemn, mysterious, outdoor creature, dressed rather ordinarily in sneakers and a scarf, that appears on a winter night at a family's Victorian home and never leaves. Gorey's eerie and charming illustrations accompany the verses, making this an enjoyably strange (and strangely enjoyable) read for all ages.