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A Book of Nonsense [9781847497482]

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First published in 1846 under the pseudonym Old Derry down Derry , A Book of Nonsense is a collection adapted from the limericks and illustrations Edward Lear created to amuse the grandchildren of Lord Stanley, 13th Earl of Derby, while he was staying with the family at Knowsley Hall. Embodying Lear's passion for nonsense, the limericks, each accompanied by one of Lear's beguiling original illustrations, are fun, lyrical, lively and hilarious, and have enchanted children and adults since their first appearance in the middle of the nineteenth century.
AUTHOR: Edward Lear (1812-88) was an English painter and writer known primarily for his nonsense verse and for popularizing the limerick. His poem `The Owl and the Pussycat' remains one of the nation's favourites. An intrepid traveller, Lear explored Syria, Egypt and India, among many other places. He published three volumes of bird and animal drawings, seven illustrated travel books and four books of nonsense.
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22-Nov-2018
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128
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