Based on the first new edition of Edward Lear's verse to have appeared since 1947, The Complete Nonsense and Other Verse includes such classics as The Owl and the Pussycat, The Jumblies, The Dong with a Luminous Nose, hundreds of limericks and a vast selection of other verse. Lear's magical illustrations are reproduced throughout, as are severeal poems that have never previously been published.
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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 his friend'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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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141010290