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Inventing Edward Lear

Author: Sara Lodge
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An original and lively account of one of the most influential figures of the Victorian age. Edward Lear wrote some of the best-loved poems in English, including "The Owl and the Pussycat," but the father of nonsense was far more than a poet. He was a naturalist, a brilliant landscape painter, an experimental travel writer, and an accomplished composer. Sara Lodge presents the fullest account yet of Lear's passionate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lodge, Sara (Sara J.).
Inventing Edward Lear.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018015474
(OCoLC)1023054673
Named Person: Edward Lear; Edward Lear
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Lodge
ISBN: 9780674989078 0674989074
OCLC Number: 1080273168
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (436 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Contents: Returning to Lear: music and memory --
Nonsense and nonconformity --
Queer beasts --
Dreamwork: Lear's visual language --
Inventing Edward Lear.
Responsibility: Sara Lodge.
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Edward Lear-the father of nonsense-wrote some of the best-loved poems in English. He was also admired as a naturalist, landscape painter, travel writer, and composer. Awkward but funny, absurdly  Read more...

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This is a dazzling book, certainly the best study of Lear yet written.--Richard Cronin, University of Glasgow Brilliantly original and deeply researched, Sara Lodge's account of Lear's tragicomic Read more...

 
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