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Poetry for Young People: Edward Lear By Edward Mendelson

Poetry for Young People: Edward Lear by Edward Lear

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Summary

Misunderstood by his peers and plagued by loneliness and low self-esteem, Edward Lear spent much of his time in the company of children, composing poems and songs for their amusement. This title looks at Lear's serious and silly sides before selecting 15 limericks and 18 longer poems by the 19th-century wordsmith.

Poetry for Young People: Edward Lear Summary

Poetry for Young People: Edward Lear by Edward Lear

Misunderstood by his peers and plagued by loneliness and low self-esteem, Edward Lear spent much of his time in the company of children, composing poems and songs for their amusement. In a detailed introduction, Mendelson looks at Lear's serious and silly sides before selecting 15 limericks and 18 longer poems by the 19th-century wordsmith. With useful commentary on each poem and fabulous, swirling illustrations by Laura Huliska-Beit, this book is the perfect introduction to the nonsensical world of Edward Lear.

About Edward Lear

Academic editor Edward Mendelson is the Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia and has taught at Harvard and Yale. He has numerous books and articles to his credit, has won such prestigious grants as the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and is Literary Executor of the estate of poet W.H. Auden. Illustrator Laura Huliska-Beith graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute. She currently lives in Kansas City.

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GOR010028431
9781402772948
1402772947
Poetry for Young People: Edward Lear by Edward Lear
Used - Like New
Paperback
Sterling Juvenile
2010-04-06
48
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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