A book of nonsense / Edward Lear ; with illustrations by Edward Lear.
By: Lear, Edward.Material type: BookSeries: Everyman's library children's classics: Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, c1992Description: 287 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0679417982(hbk); 9780679417989(hbk).Subject(s): Children's poetry, English -- Juvenile literature | Nonsense verses, English -- Juvenile literature | Nonsense verses -- Juvenile literature | English poetry -- Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Limericks. | Children's nonfiction.DDC classification:
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The owls, hen, larks, and their nests in his beard, are among the fey fauna and peculiar persons inhabiting the uniquely inspired nonsense rhymes and drawings of Lear (20th child of a London stockbroker), whose Book of Nonsense, first published in 1846, stands alone as the ultimate and most loved expression in English of freewheeling, benign, and unconstricted merriment.
A book of nonsense (1846) -- Nonsense songs, stories, botany and alphabets (1871) -- More nonsense, pictures, rhymes, botany, &c. (1877) -- Laughable lyrics, a fourth book of nonsense poems, songs, botany, music, &c. (1877) -- Nonsense songs and stories (1895)
A collection of over 100 limericks with the author's original illustrations.