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The Owl and the Pussy-Cat and Other Stories


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Beloved by adults and children of all ages, Edward Learandrsquo;s nonsense songs and stories are instantly recognizable for their humorous flights of fancy. Although the subject and form of his works vary greatly, all of Learandrsquo;s poems can be characterized by his irreverent view of the world, and many critics view Learandrsquo;s nonsense books as his way of undermining the all-pervasive orderliness and industriousness of Victorian society. Regardless of his inspiration or impetus, the appeal of Learandrsquo;s poems and illustrations has proved timeless.
In this new compilation from the British Library, published to commemorate the two hundredth anniversary of Learandrsquo;s birth, fifteen of the best-loved tales are presented alongside Learandrsquo;s original illustrations. In addition to the classic tale andldquo;The Owl and the Pussy-Cat,andrdquo; the book includes whimsical stories about the adventures of imagined creatures, such as andldquo;The Jumblies,andrdquo; andldquo;The Pobble Who Has No Toes,andrdquo; and andldquo;The Quangle Wangleandrsquo;s Hat.andrdquo;

About the Author

Edward Lear (1812-88) was an English artist, writer, and illustrator known for his works of literary nonsense, in both poetry and prose.

Table of Contents

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat

The Duck and the Kangaroo

The Daddy Long-legs and the Fly

The Jumblies

The Nutcracker and the Sugar-tongs

Calico Pie

Mr. and Mrs. Spikky Sparrow

The Broom and the Shovel, the Poker, and the Tongs

The Table and the Chair

The Dong with a Luminous Nose

The Pelican Chorus

The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bandograve;

The Pobble who has no Toes

The Quangle Wangleandrsquo;s Hat

The New Vestments

Mr. and Mrs. Discobbolos

The Cummerbund

The Two Old Bachelors

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Lear, Edward
British Library
Children's poetry
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29 halftones
6 x 4.5 in

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