THE OWL AND THE PUSSY-CAT.
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat
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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...
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...
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" ...
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...
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...