A Book of Nonsense (Everyman's Library)

A Book of Nonsense (Everyman's Library)

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by Edward Lear
     
 

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679417989
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/1992
Series:
Everyman's Library Children's Classics Series
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,119,802
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 8.31(h) x 0.95(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Edward Lear (1812—1888) was an illustrator, natural history artist, and writer, though he is best known for his nonsense poems. His collection of poetry, A BOOK OF NONSENSE, was published in 1846 and helped to popularize the limerick, a humorous form of verse. His most famous poem, THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT, has been made into many picture books.

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Book Of Nonsense 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 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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