A Book of Nonsense (Illustrated) [NOOK Book]

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• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 18 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
• Edward Lear (1812-1888) was an English artist, illustrator and writer known for his literary nonsense, in poetry and prose, and especially his limericks, a form which he popularised. At the age of 19 his first Illustrated work Family of Psittacidae; or, Parrots was published in 1830. His paintings were well received and he was favourably compared with Audubon. In ...
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A Book of Nonsense (Illustrated)

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Overview

• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 18 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
• Edward Lear (1812-1888) was an English artist, illustrator and writer known for his literary nonsense, in poetry and prose, and especially his limericks, a form which he popularised. At the age of 19 his first Illustrated work Family of Psittacidae; or, Parrots was published in 1830. His paintings were well received and he was favourably compared with Audubon. In 1846 Lear published A Book of Nonsense, a volume of limericks which went through three editions and helped popularise the form. In 1865 The History of the Seven Families of the Lake Pipple-Popple was published, and in 1867 his most famous piece of nonsense, The Owl and the Pussycat, which he wrote for the children of his patron Edward Stanley, 13th Earl of Derby. Many other works followed. His nonsense works are distinguished by a facility of verbal invention and a poet's delight in the sounds of words, both real and imaginary.
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  • BN ID: 2940016344577
  • Publisher: Five Star Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/20/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 906,177
  • File size: 5 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2001

    There was an old man of great intellect, his books were so many he could not select...

    Lear has catapulted lymerics into poetry, his poems into myths and his stories into illusions. I LOVE this book, great for chuckle anytime.

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