A book of nonsense .By: Edward Lear ( with original verses and illustrations ) (Children's book)

A book of nonsense .By: Edward Lear ( with original verses and illustrations ) (Children's book)

by Edward Lear

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Lear's nonsense books were quite popular during his lifetime, but a rumor developed that "Edward Lear" was merely a pseudonym, and the books' true author was the man to whom Lear had dedicated the works, his patron the Earl of Derby. Promoters of this rumor offered as evidence the facts that both men were named Edward, and that "Lear" is an anagram of "Earl."
The falls of the Kalama, Albania 1851

Lear's nonsense works are distinguished by a facility of verbal invention and a poet's delight in the sounds of words, both real and imaginary. A stuffed rhinoceros becomes a "diaphanous doorscraper." A "blue Boss-Woss" plunges into "a perpendicular, spicular, orbicular, quadrangular, circular depth of soft mud.

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ISBN-13: 9781975647032
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/21/2017
Pages: 72
Sales rank: 1,089,720
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.15(d)

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