A Book of Nonsense
Routledge, 2002 - 224 síður
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 and other queer creatures cavorted gaily with Dongs and Pobbles, not to mention the Quangle-Wangles. 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. 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.