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The Duck and the Kangaroo
This week we feature "The Duck and the Kangaroo" from Edward Lear's The Complete Verse and Other Nonsense…
This week we feature "The Duck and the Kangaroo" from Edward Lear's The Complete Verse and Other Nonsense.
The absurd and fanciful verses of Edward Lear-from "The Owl and the Pussy-cat" to "The Jumblies," from "The Scroobious Pip" to countless limericks-have enchanted generations of readers, children and adults alike. This delightful collection, the most comprehensive ever compiled of his work, presents all of Lear's verse and other nonsense writings, including stories, letters, and illustrated alphabets, as well as previously unpublished material. Featuring Lear's own line drawings throughout and an introduction by leading Lear authority Vivien Noakes, this captivating volume reveals a complex man of ample talents, achievements, and influence-and is teeming with timeless nonsense.
Books featured in this episode:
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William Wordsworth finishes our celebration of romantic poetry.
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