The Finest Nonsense of Edward Lear

Author(s): Edward Lear

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Nearly 150 years since his poetry was first published, Lear's nonsense rhymes are still popular today. In this lively and colorful audiobook recording , Derek Jacobi reads Lear's most famous poems and fantastic creations, including The Owl and the Pussy-Cat, The Daddy Long-Legs and the Fly, The Jumblies, The Dong with the Luminous Nose and a collection of assorted limericks.


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Read with inimitable character and charm by Derek Jacobi, whose voice i s well known to children from hi s narration of the BBC's In the Night Garden.The poems of Edward Lear have a special place in the imagination, not unlike the works of Lewis Carroll . They continue to delight generation after generation. Presented for the junior audience as always with attractive classical music.Naxos AudioBooks has produced several poetry collections for younger listeners, including Classic Poems for Boys and Classic Poems for Girls, and Favourite Poems for Children.

Edward Lear was an English artist, illustrator, author, and poet, renowned today primarily for his literary nonsense, in poetry and prose, and especially his limericks, a form that he popularized.

General Fields

  • : 9781843799658
  • : Naxos AudioBooks
  • : Naxos AudioBooks
  • : December 2015
  • : Hong Kong
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Edward Lear
  • : CD-Audio
  • : Abridged edition
  • : 821.8