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...

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12 May 1812

Edward Lear , writer and artist, was born at Holloway, London.

10 February 1845: Edward Lear's first publication, A Book of...

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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.

1871: Edward Lear published Nonsense Songs, Stories,...

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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...

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29 January 1888

Edward Lear , writer and artist, died at San Remo, Italy.


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