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visit the Edward Gorey House in Cape Cod

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Animal enthusiast extraordinaire, artist and author Edward Gorey (1925‐2000) exhibited a particular fondness for bats.  While Gorey may be more readily identified with his cat illustrations, the scope of bat depictions throughout his career ranges from sweet to spooky. Gorey's bats appear within Ennis Rees' version of Aesop's Fables, on the cover of Virginia Woolf's play Freshwater, and in his own The Gilded Bat,  portrayed by a prima ballerina formerly known as Maudie Splaytoe. But...