One of Edward Lear's best know poems begins, "'How pleasant to know Mr. Lear!' / Who has written such volumes of stuff! / Some think him ill-tempered and queer, / But a few think him pleasant enough." As Vivien Noakes--author of the definitive biography of Lear--demonstrates in this remarkable collection of letters, it is indeed pleasant to know Mr. Lear. Though best known today for his volumes of Nonsense poetry and his classic work, "The Owl and the Pussy-Cat," Edward Lear in his time was considered the finest ...

Edward Lear : selected letters 1990, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780192826978

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Edward Lear: Selected Letters 1988, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198186014

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