A Book of Nonsense

Framhlið kápu
Psychology Press, 2002 - 224 síður
5 Gagnrýni
Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified
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. Pelicans and parrots, seals and rhinoceroses cavort gaily with Dongs and Pobbles, not to mention the Quangle-Wangles! Edward Lear is one of the world's most-loved writers, and his verse has delighted whole generations of readers. Here, after 140 years, is the original edition of A Book of Nonsense, from the original publishers. It is both an object to be treasured and a feast of playfulness that will delight every reader. Complete with Lear's own remarkable illustrations, by turns surreal, hilarious and simply nonsensical, this treasure trove of nonsense is guaranteed to hold readers spellbound for generations more!

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified

LibraryThing Review

Umsögn notanda  - nmhale - LibraryThing

Lear's limericks are fun and silly, with some of that absurd humor I might also find in Dr. Seuss or Carroll's poetry. He makes up foolish words to suit his odd characters, who range from regular ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

Umsögn notanda  - tortoisebook - LibraryThing

This was the free Kindle edition and it is missing all the illustrations which are surely integral to the book. The limericks themselves are old-fashioned but they are the originals of their type and ... Read full review

Valdar síður

Aðrar útgáfur - View all

Common terms and phrases

Um höfundinn (2002)

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

Bókfræðilegar upplýsingar