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Book of Nonsense

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ISBN-10: 1406589225

ISBN-13: 9781406589221

Edition: 2008

Authors: Edward Lear

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List price: $12.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Dodo Press
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Edward Lear was born in Holloway, England, to Jeremiah (a stockbroker) and Ann Lear, tutored at home by his sister, and briefly attended the Royal Academy schools. Both an author and an illustrator, he earned his living as an artist from the age of 15, mainly by doing landscapes. What he is remembered for is his nonsense books, especially his popularization of the limerick. Along with Lewis Carroll, he is considered to be the founder of nonsense poetry. In addition to his limericks, he created longer nonsense poems. The best---and best known---is The Jumblies, in which the title characters go to sea in a sieve; it is a brilliant, profound, silly, and sad expression of the need to leave the…