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