Beautiful 1959 Edward Gorey book cover featuring a giant flaming spider


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Black ened Spider. Blackend Spider. When you set them on fire they become red briefly and then black and sooty.


#3

It’s a book. There is no Amazon link. What happened to the BoingBoing I knew?


#4

Who could better draw a flaming spider?
No one.


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Hey, I just read “The Black Spider” last spring! Thanks, Powell’s Books, for turning me on to its delightful creepiness. Fans of old school, pre-Lovecraft horror must read it!


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Here’s another of Gorey’s, ahem, flaming covers.


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I don’t have this one. Very disappointing.


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Gorey reincarnation (no pun … much), and still good: http://www.last-halloween.com/posts/1


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Here is the full text


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