The Complete Verse and Other Nonsense

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Penguin Books, 2002 - Poetry - 566 pages
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The absurd and fanciful verses of Edward Lear-from "The Owl and the Pussy-cat" to "The Jumblies," from "The Scroobious Pip" to countless limericks-have enchanted generations of readers, children and adults alike. This delightful collection, the most comprehensive ever compiled of his work, presents all of Lear's verse and other nonsense writings, including stories, letters, and illustrated alphabets, as well as previously unpublished material. Featuring Lear's own line drawings throughout and an introduction by leading Lear authority Vivien Noakes, this captivating volume reveals a complex man of ample talents, achievements, and influence-and is teeming with timeless nonsense.

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Edward Lear (1812-1888) was privately trained as an illustrator and painter, later giving lessons to Queen Victoria and having pictures accepted by the Royal Academy. He published his first book of nonsense poetry in 1846.

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