The Fantod Pack by Edward Gorey
The Fantod Pack by Edward Gorey contains twenty (2 x 4 in.) cards and a 32-page interpretive booklet in a decorative box. Box size is 3 1/16 x 5 5/16 x in. This is Edward Gorey’s version of a tarot card deck.
Edward Gorey’s trademark sense of impending doom is nowhere more darkly humorous than in this, his version of a tarot card deck. Each of the 20 cards forecasts a list of outcomes for the user ranging from the merely unpleasant (loss of hair, breakage, thwarted ambitions) to the downright horrible (catarrh, spasms, shriveling). The 32-page booklet provides interpretation of the cards courtesy of one Madame Groeda Weyrd. We are told by Gorey himself that the Madame is of mixed Finnish and Egyptian extraction, and therefore has devoted her life to divination. She is the author of Floating Tambourines, a collection of esoteric verse, and The Future Speaks Through Entrails. Who but Gorey to make mirth from a kaleidoscope of catastrophe?
Edward St. John Gorey (February 22, 1925 – April 15, 2000) was an American writer and artist noted for his illustrated books. His characteristic pen-and-ink drawings often depict vaguely unsettling narrative scenes in Victorian and Edwardian settings.
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