A Book of Nonsense (2nd ed.)

by Edward Lear

Series: Routledge Classics

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. Complete with Lear's own remarkable illustrations, this treasure trove of nonsense is guaranteed to hold readers spellbound for generations more!

  • Taylor and Francis; June 2002
  • ISBN: 9781134449514
  • Edition: 2
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  • Title: A Book of Nonsense
  • Series: Routledge Classics
  • Author: Edward Lear
  • Imprint: Routledge

In The Press

'I really don't know any author to whom I am half so grateful for my idle self as Edward Lear. I shall put him first of my hundred authors.' - John Ruskin


About The Author

Edward Lear (1812-1888). The youngest of twenty-one children, who made his reputation as an artist, humorist and traveller.