Nonsense Songs and Stories: Fascimile of the 1888 Edition

Overview

Children around the world have heard of “The Owl and the Pussycat.” Perhaps they have even recounted the tale of “The Dong With a Luminous Nose” or “The Pobble Who Has No Toes”; maybe you have heard your own son or daughter singing along with “The Jumblies”: “They went to sea in a Sieve they did, In a Sieve they went to sea.” Edward Lear’s poetry and prose celebrates the unbridled joys of living and has influenced writers and illustrators as far-ranging as Terry Gilliam and Ricky Gervais. Nonsense Songs and ...

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Overview

Children around the world have heard of “The Owl and the Pussycat.” Perhaps they have even recounted the tale of “The Dong With a Luminous Nose” or “The Pobble Who Has No Toes”; maybe you have heard your own son or daughter singing along with “The Jumblies”: “They went to sea in a Sieve they did, In a Sieve they went to sea.” Edward Lear’s poetry and prose celebrates the unbridled joys of living and has influenced writers and illustrators as far-ranging as Terry Gilliam and Ricky Gervais. Nonsense Songs and Stories contains some of Lear’s best known poetry about real and imagined creatures, each characterized by the author’s irreverent view of the world and timeless, whimsical vision.

Whether you grew up with Lear’s flights of poetic fancy or a fan of his captivatingly clever illustrations, this volume is sure to delight, surprise, and inspire you.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780712350433
  • Publisher: British Library, The
  • Publication date: 7/15/2009
  • Edition description: Facsimile
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward Lear (1812–88) was an English artist, writer, and illustrator known for his works of literary nonsense, in both poetry and prose.

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Table of Contents


By Way of Preface
 
Nonsense Songs
   The Owl and the Pussy-Cat
   The Duck and the Kangaroo
   The Daddy Long-legs and the Fly
   The Jumblies
   The Nutcrackers and the Sugar-tongs
   Calico Pie
   Mr. and Mrs. Spikky Sparrow
   The Broom, the Shovel, the Poker, and the Tongs
   The Table and the Chair
   The Dong with a Luminous Nose
   The Two Old Bachelors
   The Pelican Chorus
   The Yonghy-Bonghy Bò
   The Pobble Who Has No Toes
   The New Vestments
   Mr. And Mrs. Discobbolos
   The Quangle-Wangle's Hat
   The Cummerbund
   The Akond of Swat
 
Nonsense Stories
   The Story of the Four Little Children Who Went Round the World
   The History of the Seven Families
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