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The Remembered Visit

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On a long trip abroad, young Drusilla is introduced to high art and gourmet meals. She gamely tries to appreciate the museums, rich food, and architectural wonders that delight her parents, only to find herself drifting along in a puzzling world. But then Miss Skrim-Pshaw takes her for tea with Mr. Crague, a sockless, elderly man with a notable past, and their brief encoun ...more
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Published 1965 by SIMON & SCHUSTER
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Amanda - Go Book Yourself
Oct 01, 2013 Amanda - Go Book Yourself rated it really liked it
Another Gorey with no synopsis anywhere and no high quality cover photo! (apologies)

The remembered visit is a story of neglect, how we neglect ourselves and promises made to those around us.

Drusilla is taken on a trip abroad by her parents and coerced into activities she doesn't particularly enjoy such as dining on curious dishes that make her ill and and gazing a vast dark paintings in museums.

One day Drusilla's parents mysteriously fail to return from an outing without her and she is left in
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Sally
Oct 22, 2014 Sally rated it really liked it
"The summer she was eleven, Drusilla went abroad with her parents"..., October 22, 2014

This review is from: The Remembered Visit: A Story Taken from Life (Hardcover)
This was unlike the other Edward Gorey stories I had read: it's not funny - rather it's a somewhat sad tale of young Drusilla, abroad with her parents. One day a family acquaintance takes her out to visit elderly Mr Crague.
The things Drusilla observes about the visit - the topiary; Mr Crague's not wearing socks; the crystallised gin
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Nov 15, 2012 Callie Rose Tyler rated it liked it
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There is a beautiful sadness to this tale. Amazing how Gorey can accomplish such great characterization is such a short amount of time. Some great witty lines as well.
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A wistful sort of tragesty.
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Odd and not exactly interesting.
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Melancholy period piece.
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Dec 27, 2011 Bracari.iris rated it it was amazing
This was my favourite. The girl being left behind, the promise she made and her inability to keep it. Her regret strucka chord close home to me.
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