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Published 1965 by SIMON & SCHUSTER
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Amanda - Go Book Yourself
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
Sally Tarbox
"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
I am a Gorey fan. I am amazed by how much life he captures in such a short little book. Life waits for no man
Callie Rose Tyler
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.
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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The best line in this book involves the promise to send the insides of envelopes to someone
Odd and not exactly interesting.
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