The Iron Tonic : Or, a Winter Afternoon in Lonely Valley

The Iron Tonic : Or, a Winter Afternoon in Lonely Valley

Book Title: The Iron Tonic : Or, a Winter Afternoon in Lonely Valley

Author: Edward Gorey

Format: Hardback | 36 pages

Publication Date: 13 Oct 2000

ISBN-13: 9780151004379

It's difficult to say what The Iron Tonic is about, although it is "known the skating pond conceals a family of enormous eels," and that "the light is fading from the day. The rest is darkness and dismay." Finally, though, The Iron Tonic could be seen as Edward Gorey's version of a winter afternoon in one of the great Russian novels of the nineteenth century.