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  • The Book of Nonsenseby Edward Lear

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 4.99

    Edward Lear (1812 - 1888) was an English writer of nonsense, the most famous piece of which is The Owl and the Pussycat . He is also credited with popularizing the limerick, though there was some speculation as to whether his patron, the Earl of Derby, simply used Lear as a pseudonym for his own writings. Lear was also a successful illustrator and... more...

  • A Book of Nonsenseby Edward Lear

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 17.95

    From the benighted Old Man with a Beard to the erudite Perpendicular Purple Polly, Edward Lear's world is inhabited by a bewildering variety of oddities. One of the world's most loved writers, Lear's verse has delighted whole generations of readers. Here, after 140 years, is the original edition of A Book of Nonsense , from the original publishers.... more...

  • Nonsense Songsby Edward Lear

    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2014; US$ 8.99

    Edward Lear was born in London in 1812, the youngest of twenty-one children, and from the age of fifteen earned his living as an artist. He spent much of his life traveling, and was a noted landscape painter and naturalist of his day. He died in Italy in 1888. Jonathan Allen's youthful sense of the absurd is a perfect match for Lear's Allen is a... more...

  • The Complete Nonsense of Edward Learby Edward Lear

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 10.19

    Edward Lear was an English artist, illustrator, author and poet, and is known now mostly for his literary nonsense in poetry and prose and especially his limericks, a form he popularised. As an author, he is known principally for his popular nonsense works, which use real and invented English words. more...

  • The Complete Nonsense of Edward Learby Edward Lear

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Every line of every nonsense book written by the celebrated humorist, illustrated by more than 500 of his quirky drawings. Poems range from "The Owl and the Pussycat" to lesser-known delights, including "The Jumblies," "The Nutcrackers and the Sugar Tongs," and "The History of the Seven Young Owls," plus more than 200 limericks. Includes 2 selections... more...

  • Nonsense Poemsby Edward Lear

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 4.00

    Over 90 delightful limericks and 12 longer poems, including such classics as "The Owl and the Pussy-cat," "The Jumblies," and "Calico Pie," all accompanied by Lear's amusing illustrations. more...

  • The Complete Nonsense and Other Verseby Vivien Noakes; Edward Lear

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 23.98

    '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... more...

  • Over the land and over the sea': Selected Nonsense and Travel Writingsby Edward Lear; Peter Swaab

    Carcanet 2005; US$ 27.64

    Edward Lear (1812-1888) is one of the best-loved of English poets. His comic invention and unconstrained sense of the absurd have been enjoyed by generations of children, and treasured by adults conscious of the subtle melancholy that underlies the fun. This collection includes all the favourite nonsense poems. Peter Swaab sets them alongside a generous... more...

  • Over the Land and Over the Seaby Peter Swaab; Edward Lear

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2012; US$ 29.99

    Comic invention and an unrestrained sense of the absurd are explored in this collection of one of England's best-loved poets. Adored by generations of nonsense-loving children and treasured by adults conscious of the subtle melancholy that underlies the fun, these writings whisk readers away not only to the fabled lands of the Jumblies and the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo... more...

  • Nonsense Limericksby Edward Lear; Arthur Robins

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 8.74

    There was an old man on the Border, Who lived in the utmost disorder; He danced with the cat, and made tea in his hat, Which vexed all the folks on the Border. Enjoy Edward Lear's hilarious, bizarre and delightfully bonkers limericks - published on their own for the first time. As found in the collected works, The Complete... more...