A Book of Nonsense

A Book of Nonsense

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by Edward Lear, Lear Edward
     
 

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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

Overview

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!

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415286008
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Series:
Routledge Classics Series
Edition description:
FAC
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

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

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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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