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Nonsense Limericks

Nonsense Limericks

Last 1 in stock
ISBN
9780571302260
Published
06/11/2014
9780571302260
Format
Hardback
Price
£9.99
Paperback
224

About the Book

There was an old man on the Border,
Who lived in the utmost disorder;
He danced with the cat, and made tea in his hat,
Which vexed all the folks on the Border.

Enjoy Edward Lear's hilarious, bizarre and delightfully bonkers limericks - published on their own for the first time. As found in the collected works, The Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear, which has been in print since 1947 and has sold tens of thousands of copies. The nonsense works, of which the limericks were a part, were first published in the mid-1800s.

There was an old man on the Border,Who lived in the utmost disorder; He danced with the cat, and made tea in his hat, Which vexed all the folks on the Border. Enjoy Edward Lear's hilarious, bizarre and delightfully bonkers limericks - published on their own for the first time. As found in the collected works, The Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear, which has been in print since 1947 and has sold tens of thousands of copies. The nonsense works, of which the limericks were a part, were first published in the mid-1800s.
  • Edward Lear

    Edward Lear was an English artist, illustrator, author and poet, and is known now mostly for his literary nonsense in poetry and prose and especially his limericks, a form he popularised. As an author, he is known principally for his popular nonsense works, which use real and invented English words.

“Often imitated, never bettered - this corpus of fine five-liners is a classic, and is preserved for many a future generation in this pleasant, fully-illustrated copy.”
- The Bookbag
“The incomparable Arthur Robbins, an illustrator who seems to have been born to partner Lear.”
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