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A Book of Nonsense
     

A Book of Nonsense

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by Edward Lear
 

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There was an old person of Ischia,
whose conduct grew friskier and friskier;
He danced hornpipes and jigs,
and ate thousands of figs,
That lively old person of Ischia.

Edward Lear's A Book of Nonsense, originally published in 1845, is an exuberant collection of nonsense limericks, illustrated throughout with Lear's usual

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There was an old person of Ischia,
whose conduct grew friskier and friskier;
He danced hornpipes and jigs,
and ate thousands of figs,
That lively old person of Ischia.

Edward Lear's A Book of Nonsense, originally published in 1845, is an exuberant collection of nonsense limericks, illustrated throughout with Lear's usual sharp eye for the fantastic, the bizarre, and the grotesque. This glorious gallery of Victorian eccentrics is now reproduced in a beautiful, full-color edition that reveals Lear's imagination at its most fertile.

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:
9780712357319
Publisher:
British Library, The
Publication date:
12/15/2014
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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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