Title: Redburn: His First Voyage
Author: Herman Melville
Cover artist: Edward Gorey (!)
Estimated value: $9
- Well, it's a Gorey, so there's that.
- Sooooo much erotic tension.
- His shirt is so red it hurts my teeth.
- Barefoot! Adorbs.
- Look at the rounded serifs on the "U" and "N"; again, adorbs.
- I want a big checklist of all Gorey's cover art work. I don't actually want to see the covers ahead of time. I just want to know the titles to hunt for, so when I finally discover them, my joy can be fresh.
- Well, nothing, so ... moving on.
"What was not wrong then, is right now," said Max; "so, mind your eye, Buttons, or I'll crack your pepper-box for you!"
OK that's as good as any hardboiled tough-guy film noir dialogue I've ever heard, even though I think he's just making phrases up.
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