Edward Lear was a British artist, illustrator and writer known for his nonsensical poetry and his limericks, a form which he popularized. In 1846 he published A Book of Nonsense, a volume of limericks which went through three editions and helped popularise the form. In 1865 The History of the Seven Families of the Lake Pipple-Popple was published, and in 1867 his most famous piece of nonsense, The Owl and the Pussycat, which he wrote for the children of his patron Edward Stanley, 13th Earl of Derby. Many other works followed.
- Poems and Limericks of Edward Lear (2012)
- This book collects poems and limericks by British writer Edward Lear and includes selections from several 19th century anthologies.
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