The Remembered Visit

The Remembered Visit 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 fin

  • Title: The Remembered Visit
  • Author: Edward Gorey
  • ISBN: B000PV8Q1E
  • Page: 299
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 encounOn 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 encounter is what will haunt Drusilla years later Her casual promise to the old man has led to sudden recollection, then sad regret.

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    1. I've read this a few times. It's more mournful than funny. In this 1993 re-release of a 1965 classic, a girl, Drusilla, 11, travels abroad with her parents. As a kid might do, she doesn't seem to notice paintings or "views" or the food she eats, as an adult traveler might do. At one point she seems interested in topiary in the garden of sockless old man Mr. Crague (these are details a kid might observe, that a guy wears no socks, that a bush is shaped like a fox!), who shows her some fancy paper [...]

    2. 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 [...]

    3. "The summer she was eleven, Drusilla went abroad with her parents", October 22, 2014This 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 ginger [...]

    4. 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.

    5. 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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