Edward Lear

Standard Name: Lear, Edward


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Education Leonora Carrington
One of LC 's first teachers was her nanny, Mary Kavanagh , who tutored Leonora and told her ghost stories. When LC was a child she was also exposed to stories by Beatrix Potter ,...
Friends, Associates Alfred Tennyson
A sociable man (although distrustful of unknown admirers) Tennyson was acquainted with many of the major artistic and political figures of the nineteenth century, including Edward FitzGerald , Coventry Patmore , Edward Lear , William Ewart Gladstone
Intertextuality and Influence Beatrix Potter
The Tale of Pigling Bland (written, significantly, in the days of BP 's own courtship) is a love-story in whose happy ending Pigling and his beloved Pig-wig go dancing off hand-in-hand Over the hills and...
Textual Features Penelope Fitzgerald
The style of these Thirteen Poems suggests a lineage of Edward Lear , Stevie Smith , and Ogden Nash . The briefest, A Lover's Humble Request, runs (in full): Look at me / O...


12 May 1812
Edward Lear , writer and artist, was born at Holloway, London.
10 February 1845
Edward Lear 's first publication, A Book of Nonsense, appeared, containing short, deliberately inconsequential poems (not yet known as limericks) illustrated with his own line drawings.
Edward Lear published Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany and Alphabets, which included The Owl and the Pussy-Cat and The Jumblies.
29 January 1888
Edward Lear , writer and artist, died at San Remo, Italy.