A Book of Nonsense

A Book of Nonsense

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by Edward Lear, Lear Edward
     
 

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The owls, hen, larks, and their nests in his beard, are among the fey fauna and peculiar persons inhabiting the uniquely inspired nonsense rhymes and drawings of Lear (20th child of a London stockbroker), whose Book of Nonsense, first published in 1846, stands alone as the ultimate and most loved expression in English of freewheeling, benign, and unconstricted

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The owls, hen, larks, and their nests in his beard, are among the fey fauna and peculiar persons inhabiting the uniquely inspired nonsense rhymes and drawings of Lear (20th child of a London stockbroker), whose Book of Nonsense, first published in 1846, stands alone as the ultimate and most loved expression in English of freewheeling, benign, and unconstricted merriment.

Editorial Reviews

Time Literary Supplement
A magic song-writer, with something like a reverence for the absurd.
From the Publisher
'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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415285995
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Series:
Routledge Classics Series
Edition description:
FAC
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Edward Lear (1812—1888) was a writer and illustrator best known for his nonsense verse, most famously The Owl and the Pussycat. He is also the author of Nonsense Songs and Stories and Nonsense Botany and Nonsense Alphabets.

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Book Of Nonsense 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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