Edvard Gori jedan je od najpoznatijih ilustratora knjiga. Naslovne strane knjiga pisaca poputa Džozefa Konrada, Aleksandra Puškina, Mihaila Ljermontova, Henrija DŽejmsa, Franca Kafke, Marsela Prusta i mnogih drugih predstavljene su na nepretenciozan a, opet, zanimljiv način i skoro u strip maniru. U nastavku su predstavljeni samo neki od njegovih radova. Pored ilustracija knjiga, Gori se i sam bavio pisanjem, a bio je poznat i kao obožavalaca filmova, reklama, svih mogućih fenomena pop kulture, baleta, televizijskih serija, horor priča, mačaka, slikarstva, književnosti i – Betmena. Ekscentrik koji zaslužuje da bude upamćen.
„Gorey was noted for his fondness for ballet (for many years, he religiously attended all performances of the New York City Ballet), fur coats, tennis shoes, and cats, of which he had many. All figure prominently in his work. His knowledge of literature and films was unusually extensive, and in his interviews, he named Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, Francis Bacon, George Balanchine, Balthus, LouisFeuillade, Ronald Firbank, Lady Murasaki Shikibu, Robert Musil, Yasujirō Ozu, Anthony Trollope, and Johannes Vermeer as some of his favorite artists. Gorey was also an unashamed pop-culture junkie, avidly following soap operas and television comedies such as ‘Petticoat Junction’ and ‘Cheers’, and he had particular affection for dark genre series such as ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, ‘Batman: The Animated Series’, and ‘The X-Files’; he once told an interviewer that he so enjoyed the ‘Batman’ series that it was influencing the visual style of one of his upcoming books. Gorey treated television commercials as an art form in themselves, even taping his favorites for later study. Gorey was especially fond of movies, and for a time he wrote regular reviews for the ‘Soho Weekly’ under the pseudonym Wardore Edgy. “
Edward Gorey’s Elephant House