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Reissued to celebrate the bi-centenary of Edward Lear, this hardback edition is beautifully illustrated by the fantastic John Vernon Lord.

Welcome to the world of Edward Lear!

Wonderfully reissued in 2012 to celebrate the bi-centenary of Edward Lear, this exquisitely-illustrated hardback is a classic in the making. John Vernon's Lord's stunning illustrations completely captures the spirit and satirical wit of Lear's work, conveying a lifelong enthusiasm for Lear's nonsense.

'Nonsense is the breath of my nostrils', wrote Edward Lear (1812-88)

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The reissue of this beautiful book is a bicentennial tribute to Edward Lear. All the best known verses, such as "The Owl and the Pussy Cat", "The Jumblies" and "The Dong with the Luminous Nose", are included, but there are also less familiar but equally captivating poems as well as hundreds of pithy limericks. The result is a fantasy feast, the absurdity of which John Vernon Lord captures perfectly in his detailed and literate illustrations

Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian

Welcome to the world of Edward Lear! Wonderfully reissued in 2012 to celebrate the bicentenary of Edward Lear, this exquisitely-illustrated hardback is a classic in the making.

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9780857550439

    October 15, 2012

    Jonathan Cape

    256 pages

    RRP $32.99

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