The Curious Sofa: A Pornographic Work by Ogdred Weary

Edward Gorey, Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $10 (64p) ISBN 978-0-15-100307-5

Deadpan antiquarian whimsy illustrating genteel perversion and untimely ends: ""I is for Ida who drowned in a lake/ J is for James who took lye by mistake."" (Oct.)