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A book of nonsense verse

Langford Reed

A book of nonsense verse

by Langford Reed

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Published by G.P. Putnam"s Sons in New York, London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nonsense verses.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementcollected by Langford Reed; with 26 illustrations by H.M. Bateman.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN6110.N6 R4 1926
    The Physical Object
    Pagination159 p.
    Number of Pages159
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6688021M
    LC Control Number26006548
    OCLC/WorldCa342843

    Limericks are probably the best known form of nonsense verse, although they tend nowadays to be used for straightforward humour, rather than having a nonsensical effect.   The Everyman Book of Nonsense Verse features an eclectic spectrum of contributors ranging wildly from Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll to Hilaire Belloc, Ted Hughes, Ogden Nash, and Shakespeare, with illustrations by Mervyn Peake, Quentin Blake, Emma Chichester Clark, Spike Milligan, and the deliciously sinister Edward Gorey. Such old favorites as 5/5(1).

      Yet despite this humble start to his literary career, ‘A Book Of Nonsense Verse’ became a huge hit on Amazon’s Kindle chart. Throughout the first year of release, the book steadily and repeatedly outsold the likes of Griff Rhys Jones, Nick Sharratt, Quentin Blake and Edward Lear on the Kindle humour chart, peaking at Number 3. MERVYN PEAKE (–) was born in China of medical missionary parents. He began to draw, paint and write stories at an early age. His first book of poems, Shapes and Sounds, was published in He is best known for his Titus novels Titus Groan, Gormenghast and Titus Alone, but other well-known poetry collections include The Glassblowers and The Rhyme of the Flying Bomb.

    The first known book of limericks was The History of Sixteen Wonderful Old Women which was published 26 years before the first edition of Lear’s nonsense verses. It was Lear, however, who popularised the form and his work is considered very important. Jabberwocky, a poem (of nonsense verse) found in Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll (), is a nonsense poem written in the English language. The word jabberwocky is also occasionally used as a synonym of nonsense. Nonsense verse is the verse form of literary nonsense, a genre that can manifest in many other ways.


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Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central 4/5(5). Yet despite this humble start to his literary career, 'A Book Of Nonsense Verse' became a huge hit on Amazon's Kindle chart.

Throughout the first year of release, the book steadily and repeatedly outsold the likes of Griff Rhys Jones, Nick Sharratt, Quentin Blake and Edward Lear on the Kindle humour chart, peaking at Number : James Mccarraher, Gary Franckeiss. A Great Big Ugly Man Came Up and Tied His Horse to Me: A Book of Nonsense Verse Paperback – December 1, /5(32).

Twinkle, twinkle, little bat. How I wonder what you're at. Up above the world you fly, Like a tea-tray in the sky. This is a beautifully illustrated edition of Lewis Carroll's nonsense verse, which most people are familiar with from Alice in Wonderland.

Well-known verses are included alongside some lesser-known poems that are a delight to discover, including "The Three/5. In this brilliant book he has selected and illustrated A book of nonsense verse book favourite comic verse, making it pure entertainment for nonsense-lovers of all ages.

His unique style 4/5. Book of Nonsense, 1, 10 & 12 - There was an Old Man with a beard There was an Old Man with a beard - The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets.

The owls, hen, larks, and their nests in his beard, are among the fey fauna and peculiar persons inhabiting the uniquely inspired nonsense rhymes and drawings of Lear (20th child of a London stockbroker), whose Book of Nonsense, first published instands alone as the ultimate and most loved expression in English of freewheeling, benign, and unconstricted by:   BOOK of NONSENSE.

BY EDWARD LEAR With all the Original Pictures and Verses There was an Old Derry down Derry, Who loved to see little folks merry; So he made them a book, and with laughter they shook At the fun of that Derry down Derry. FREDERICK WARNE AND CO. LTD. [Home] [Table of Contents] [Lear's Nonsense Books] Title Edward Lear A Book of Nonsense [] There was an Old Man with a beard, Who said, 'It is just as I feared.

Two Owls and a Hen, Four Larks and a Wren, Have all built their nests in my beard!' There was a Young Lady of Ryde, Whose shoe-strings were seldom untied. This is probably Edward Lear’s most famous poem, and a fine example of Victorian nonsense verse.

It was published in Lear’s collection Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany, and Alphabets, and tells of the love between the owl and the pussycat and their subsequent marriage, with the turkey presiding over the wedding. Edward Lear wrote ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ for a friend’s daughter, Janet Symonds.

The Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear was published induring the Victorian Golden Age of childrens literature, which was really the first time that books for young people were published for the purpose of enjoyment/5. The Everyman Book of Nonsense Verse features an eclectic spectrum of contributors ranging wildly from Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll to Hilaire Belloc, Ted Hughes, Ogden Nash, and Shakespeare, with illustrations by Mervyn Peake, Quentin Blake, Emma Chichester Clark, Spike Milligan, and the deliciously sinister Edward Gorey.5/5(7).

Gary Franckeiss is a hidden talent who deserves a wider audience. For years, he has been writing and secreting away nonsense verse and neat little sketches. His humour and comic timing is delightful and some of the verse in this book is immensely clever and 'laught out loud' funny.

Enjoy. The Everyman Book of Nonsense Verse features an eclectic spectrum of contributors ranging wildly from Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll to Hilaire Belloc, Ted Hughes, Ogden Nash, and Shakespeare, with illustrations by Mervyn This hilariously readable collection of classic nonsense poetry, delightfully illustrated throughout, is a showcase of comic talent and sheer silliness/5.

Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Project Gutenberg; 61, free ebooks; 10 by Edward Lear; A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear. Download; Bibrec; Bibliographic Record. Author: Lear, Edward, Title: A Book of Nonsense Language: English: LoC Class: PR: Language and Literatures: English literature.

The cardinal date could be consideredwhen The Book of Nonsense was published; this was a collection of limericks composed and illustrated by the artist Edward Lear, who first created them in the s for the children of the earl of Derby.

[Home] [Table of Contents] [Lear's Nonsense Books] Title Page, Edward Lear A Book of Nonsense [] There was an Old Man of the East, Who gave all his children a feast; But they all ate so much And their conduct was such That it killed that Old Man of the East.

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Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.4/5(5). My favorite book of nonsense verse and one of my favorite books of all time even now as an adult.

Wallace Tripp's writings are far more memorable and enjoyable than the traditional nursery rhymes. It is fun and wondrous and whimsical/5. Dancing flamingos, poodle strudel, Glurpy Slurpy Skakagralls: The Puffin Book of Nonsense Verse has them all.

Galumph with Lewis Carroll and his "Jabberwocky." Meet James Whitcomb Riley's lugubrious whing-whang and A.B. Paterson's football hurling emus. Learn to plant a mailbox, why yaks should be commended and the fate of Auntie Flo (who /5(13).Another book eater, Ezekiel, recorded so many fantastic experiences, I had to give him his own section.

We’ll discuss his personal endeavors in a moment. One of the Proverbs offers the universal answer for any nonsensical statements found within the Bible.About The Everyman Book of Nonsense Verse. This hilariously readable collection of classic nonsense poetry, delightfully illustrated throughout, is a showcase of comic talent and sheer silliness.