Over the Land and Over the Sea: Selected Nonsense and Travel Writings [NOOK Book]

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Edward Lear (1812-1888) is one of the best-loved of English poets. His comic invention and unconstrained sense of the absurd have been enjoyed by generations of children, and treasured by adults conscious of the subtle melancholy that underlies the fun. This collection includes all the favourite nonsense poems. Peter Swaab sets them alongside a generous selection from Lear's six travel books (including his three Journals of a Landscape Painter), first published between 1841 and 1870, and long out of print. For ...
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Over the Land and Over the Sea: Selected Nonsense and Travel Writings

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Overview

Edward Lear (1812-1888) is one of the best-loved of English poets. His comic invention and unconstrained sense of the absurd have been enjoyed by generations of children, and treasured by adults conscious of the subtle melancholy that underlies the fun. This collection includes all the favourite nonsense poems. Peter Swaab sets them alongside a generous selection from Lear's six travel books (including his three Journals of a Landscape Painter), first published between 1841 and 1870, and long out of print. For the first time Lear is presented as an adventurer, not only in the fabled lands of the Jumblies and the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo, but also in nineteenth-century Albania, Greece, Calabria and Corsica, where his encounters with the people and customs of these sometimes equally strange and challenging cultures are recorded with the same acute and rueful comic imagination.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847779533
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Edward Lear began to write nonsense verse to entertain the Earl’s children while working at Knowsley Hall in England. He became a successful artist, an associate of the pre-Raphaelite circle, and his work was accepted by the Royal Academy. Peter Swaab is a department tutor and senior lecturer of English at University College London, and the author of Lives of the Great Romantics: Wordsworth.
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