Complete Nonsense and Other Verse by Edward Lear
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Complete Nonsense and Other Verse
By Edward Lear

The Complete Nonsense and Other Verse

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Complete Nonsense and Other Verse by Edward Lear

Book Description

'Nonsense is the breath of my nostrils', wrote Edward Lear (1812-88), and this collection demonstrates the wonderfully varied ways in which he pursued his philosophy of life. He created an extraordinary world filled with bizarre creatures - from the Dong with a luminous nose to the Pobble who has no toes - who misbehave with joyful abandon. Here can be found such exuberant and timeless verse as 'The Owl and the Pussy-cat, The Quangle Wangle's Hat' and numerous comic limericks, along with stories, letters, alphabets and recipes, all accompanied throughout with his fantastical line drawings. Gently pointing out human follies and the absurdities of the conventional Victorian society in which he lived, Lear's nonsense has enchanted children and adults alike for generations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140424652
ISBN-10: 0140424652
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 35mm)
Pages: 624
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Edward Lear

Nonsense by Edward Lear Nonsense, Paperback (March 2016)

Features fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Owl and the Pussy-Cat by Edward Lear Owl and the Pussy-Cat, Paperback (July 2015)

Introduced by a foreword from world-renowned children's author, this is a book to be treasured by fans both old and young.

Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear Owl and the Pussycat, Hardback (May 2015)

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea, in a beautiful pea-green boat, they took some honey, and plenty of money, wrapped up in a five-pound note. So begins the unlikely love story of a cat and bird, who sail away together and are married on a remote island, their officiant a turkey, and their wedding ring a piece of jewellery from a pig's snout.

Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear by Edward Lear Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear, Paperback (March 2015)

The author was the greatest nonsensicalist of all time. He was the inventor of the limerick and created the Jumblies and The Owl and the Pussycat. This book features his nonsense verse - including the limericks, longer verses, alphabets and his own illustrations.

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Author Biography - Edward Lear

Edward Lear (1812-88) originally earned his living as a commercial artist. A skilled landscape painter and ornothological illustrator, he was art master to Queen Victoria for a time. His nonsense writing began as a sideline to amuse himself and hisfriend's children but soon made him a household name. Vivien Noakes is the leading authority on Lear; editor of his Selected Letters (1988) and the definitive biography, she also curated the Lear exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1985.

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