Edward Lear Summary

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  • 5 Biographies

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Biographies (5)

476 words, approx. 2 pages
The English writer and artist Edward Lear (1812-1888) achieved fame as a lithographer, landscape artist, and author and illustrator of numerous travel books. He is now remembered, however, for his fiv... Read more
1,961 words, approx. 7 pages
Victorian author and artist Edward Lear possessed "an odd, maybe a unique genius," wrote Roger Lancelyn Green in Tellers of Tales: British Authors of Children's Books from 1800 to 1964. Lear's nonsens... Read more
2,129 words, approx. 8 pages
Vivien Noakes fittingly subtitled her biography of Edward Lear The Life of a Wanderer. On a literal level the phrase refers to Lear's constant traveling as a self-proclaimed "dirty landscape painter" ... Read more
4,102 words, approx. 14 pages
Edward Lear's illustrated nonsense verse, narratives, alphabets, and botanies are early and central examples of a type of literature for children that endures because it conveys humorous, vigorous, an... Read more
5,419 words, approx. 19 pages
In a small cemetery in San Remo, Italy, Edward Lear's gravestone reads simply: "LANDSCAPE PAINTER IN MANY LANDS;" and, indeed, this description epitomizes Lear's view of himself. Others remember him p... Read more