Mr. Lear

A Life of Art and Nonsense
Author: Jenny Uglow
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466828234
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 608
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A sparkling biography of the poet and artist Edward Lear by the award-winning biographer Jenny Uglow Edward Lear, the renowned English artist, musician, author, and poet, lived a vivid, fascinating life, but confessed, “I hardly enjoy any one thing on earth while it is present.” He was a man in a hurry, “running about on railroads” from London to country estates and boarding steamships to Italy, Corfu, India, and Palestine. He is still loved for his “nonsenses,” from startling, joyous limericks to great love poems like “The Owl and the Pussy Cat” and “The Dong with a Luminous Nose,” and he is famous, too, for his brilliant natural history paintings, landscapes, and travel writing. But although Lear belongs solidly to the age of Darwin and Dickens—he gave Queen Victoria drawing lessons, and his many friends included Tennyson and the Pre-Raphaelite painters—his genius for the absurd and his dazzling wordplay make him a very modern spirit. He speaks to us today. Lear was a man of great simplicity and charm—children adored him—yet his humor masked epilepsy, depression, and loneliness. Jenny Uglow’s beautifully illustrated biography, full of the color of the age, brings us his swooping moods, passionate friendships, and restless travels. Above all, Mr. Lear shows how this uniquely gifted man lived all his life on the boundaries of rules and structures, disciplines and desires—an exile of the heart.

How pleasant to know Mr. Lear

watercolors by Edward Lear from Rhode Island collections
Author: L. Candace Pezzera,Edward Lear,Rhode Island School of Design. Museum of Art
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 24
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Mr. Nonsense

a life of Edward Lear
Author: Emery Kelen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 126
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Nonsense Songs


Author: Edward Lear
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1466881593
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 125
View: 6052
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How pleasant to know Mr. Lear! Who has written such volumes of stuff. Some think him ill-tempered and queer, But a few think him pleasant enough. So wrote Edward Lear upon the first publication of these Nonsense Songs in 1871, and few poets indeed have captured the imagination of children as he has. His playful use of language, his celebration of the absurd, his love of pure nonsense have secured his place on the shelves of childhood libraries for generations. This new edition of his Nonsense Songs has all the favorites--the romantic "Owl and the Pussy-Cat" and the silly "Jumblics"--as well as many other rhymes that may be new to young readers--"The Pelican Chorus" and the hilarious "New Vestments." Newly commissioned illustrations by Jonathan Allen and an introduction by Naomi Lewis make this the edition of choice for a new generation of readers. His Waistcoat and Trousers were made of Pork Chops;-- His Buttons were Jujubes, and Chocolate Drops;-- Hi Coat was all Pancakes with Jam for a Border, And a girdle of Biscuits to keep it in order.

Complete Nonsense


Author: Edward Lear
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853261442
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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This edition of Lear's work contains all the verse and stories of "The Book of Nonsense," "More Nonsense," "Nonsense Songs," "Nonsense Stories and Nonsense Alphabets" and "Nonsense Cookery."

Nineteenth-century Literature Criticism


Author: Laurie Lanzen Harris
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literature, Modern
Page: N.A
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Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and other creative writers who lived between 1800 and 1900, from the first published critical appraisals to current evaluations.

The Living Age ...


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Littell's Living Age


Author: Eliakim Littell,Robert S. Littell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Littell family
Page: N.A
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The Spectator


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Publishers' Circular and General Record of British and Foreign Literature


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bibliography
Page: N.A
View: 1982
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