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Author: Edward Lear Narrator: various narrators Publisher: Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781780000411
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Ah Nonsense! The English, it is often said, have a peculiar brand of humor. Along with copious cups of tea and a stiff upper lip it keeps life together in moments of difficulty and strife. One of our much loved humourists is Edward Lear, famed throughout the World for his Nonsense Verse and limericks. Born in Holloway, North London, Lear was the twenty-first child of Ann and Jeremiah Lear and raised by his sister, Ann, who was, of course, twenty-one years older than Edward. His early life was unsettled, prone to illness especially epileptic fits which gave him a character coloured with guilt and shame. However by his thirties he had published his first book of limericks in which his touching drawings were also displayed. His works as an artist are easily recognized and he helped to develop many techniques but his later works such as “The Owl and the Pussycast” and “The Jumblies” have established first and foremost as a writer of humorous verse. Lear traveled widely during his years and eventually settled in Sanremo in Italy eventually succumbing to death in 1876. 

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About the Author

Edward Lear (1812-1888) was an English artist, illustrator, author, and poet, known mainly for his nonsense literature and for popularizing the limerick. His most famous work is “The Owl and the Pussycat,” written for the children of his patron, Edward Stanley, the Earl of Derby.

About the Narrator

Michael Crouch is an actor based in New York City. His audiobook narration has won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration, numerous Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine, and Best of the Year accolades from Booklist, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. He can also be heard on national commercials, cartoons, video games, and the animé series Pokémon XY and Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V.