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A Book of Nonsense




ISBN 9780203361795
Published September 2, 2003 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

From the benighted Old Man with a Beard to the erudite Perpendicular Purple Polly, Edward Lear's world is inhabited by a bewildering variety of oddities. One of the world's most loved writers, Lear's verse has delighted whole generations of readers. Here, after 140 years, is the original edition of A Book of Nonsense, from the original publishers. Complete with Lear's own remarkable illustrations, this treasure trove of nonsense is guaranteed to hold readers spellbound for generations more!

Table of Contents

A book of Nonsense, Publisher's Note, Nonsense poems.

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Biography

Edward Lear (1812-1888). The youngest of twenty-one children, who made his reputation as an artist, humorist and traveller.

Reviews

'I really don't know any author to whom I am half so grateful for my idle self as Edward Lear. I shall put him first of my hundred authors.' - John Ruskin