A Book of Nonsense
Routledge, 2. sep. 2003 - 240 síğur
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!
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While he was engaged on an elaborate drawing of some “Parrots,” a middle-aged gentleman used to come very frequently and talk to him about his work, and by degrees took more and more interest in him. One day he said, “I wish you to come ...
There was a Young Lady of Ryde, whose shoe-strings were seldom untied; She purchased some clogs, and some small spotty dogs, And frequently walked about Ryde. That remarkable Man with a nose.
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LibraryThing ReviewUmsögn 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 ReviewUmsögn 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