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- 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...
- 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...
- Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2014; US$ 8.99
How pleasant to know Mr. Lear! Who has written such volumes of stuff. Some think him ill-tempered and queer, But a few think him pleasant enough. So wrote Edward Lear upon the first publication of these Nonsense Songs in 1871, and few poets indeed have captured the imagination of children as he has. His playful use of language, his... more...
- Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 10.19
Edward Lear was the greatest nonsensicalist of all time. He was the inventor of the limerick and created the Jumblies and The Owl and the Pussycat. This complete edition of Lear's nonsense verse - including the limericks, longer verses, alphabets and his own illustrations - is lovingly restored and beautifully presented, for adults and children... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 15.95
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... more...
- 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...
- Copyright Group 2013; US$ 2.99
The short story is often viewed as an inferior relation to the Novel. But it is an art in itself. To take a story and distil its essence into fewer pages while keeping character and plot rounded and driven is not an easy task. Many try and many fail. In this series we look at short stories from many of our most accomplished writers. Miniature... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2005; US$ 5.99
There was a young man named Lear Who really was without peer He scribbled some lines Which amuse every time And you'll find a selection in here. A Bit of Nonsense to transport you back to those fanciful days of childhood, this collection of classic limericks and stories from Edward Lear will not fail to delight. more...
- 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...