Ortenzia Caviglia is an undiscovered opera understudy whose lucky break|
results from the mysterious murder of the reigning diva. Upon hearing her
sing, Jasper Ankle becomes her deepest admirer, undaunted by perilous
weather and abject poverty in his quest to hear her sing. As Ortenzia's star
rises, Jasper sinks further into despair, until performer and fan collide in
true Edward Gorey fashion. Exquisitely illustrated with Gorey's signature
pen-and-ink crosshatching, The Blue Aspic is a heart-wrenching and oddly
hilarious tale of unrequited love and the dangers of celebrity.
64 pages with 30 illustrations. Size: 7 x 6 1/4 in. Hardcover smyth-sewn
casebound book, with jacket.