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A Book of Nonsense - Edward Lear
A Book of Nonsense
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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... show more
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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780679417989 (0679417982)
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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I grew up reading A Book of Nonsense, which left me with a permanent weakness for limericks. (It's possible that there were other side-effects too). Here's my favourite Lear:There was an old man of ThermopylaeWho never did anything properlyBut they said, if you chooseTo boil eggs in your shoesYou wi...
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