A Book of Nonsense

A Book of Nonsense

by Edward Lear


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Embodying Lear’s passion for nonsense, the limericks, each accompanied by one of Lear’s beguiling original illustrations, are fun, lyrical, lively and hilarious, and have enchanted children and adults since their first appearance in the middle of the nineteenth century.

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ISBN-13: 9781847497482
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Series: Quirky Classics
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 4.40(w) x 5.99(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Edward Lear (1812–88) was an English painter and writer known primarily for his nonsense verse and for popularizing the limerick. His poem 'The Owl and the Pussycat' remains one of the nation's favourites. An intrepid traveller, Lear explored Syria, Egypt and India, among many other places. He published three volumes of bird and animal drawings, seven illustrated travel books and four books of nonsense.

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