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  • ISBN 0192826972
  • ISBN13 978-0192826978
  • Language English
  • Author Vivien Noakes,Edward Lear
  • Publisher Oxford Paperbacks (January 1990)
  • Pages 368
  • Formats doc lrf azw docx
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory History and Criticism
  • Size ePub 1329 kb
  • Size Fb2 1268 kb
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This is the first edition of Edward Lear's letters for nearly eighty years, and the first to draw on all his known correspondence, which is now scattered in private and public collections throughout the world. Most of the letters have never before been published. They span the years from 1826 to 1888, tracing both his private life and his career - as landscape painter, traveller, nonsense writer, and one of the greatest ornithological draughtsmen this country has ever produced. They vividly illustrate the hardships and excitements of 19th-century travel, the happy ebullience of the nonsense writer, and the sad loneliness of a man isolated by the secret of his epilepsy. The letters are characteristic and revealing - particularly those to his sister Ann, which form the most important correspondence of his life. To all his correspondents, however, from zoologists to painters, politicians to children, he wrote with an artist's vivid observation, and with complete originality.

Selected Letters Paperback – January, 1990.

Selected Letters Paperback – January, 1990. by. Edward Lear (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central.

Howatke, by Edward Lear, 1867. Edward Lear, 1812–1888. Lear's nonsense books were quite popular during his lifetime, but a rumour developed that "Edward Lear" was merely a pseudonym, and the books' true author was the man to whom Lear had dedicated the works, his patron the Earl of Derby. Promoters of this rumour offered as evidence that both men were named Edward, and that "Lear" is an anagram of "Earl.

As Vivien Noakes-author of the definitive biography of Lear-demonstrates in this remarkable collection of letters .

As Vivien Noakes-author of the definitive biography of Lear-demonstrates in this remarkable collection of letters, it is indeed pleasant to know Mr. Lear. Though best known today for his volumes of Nonsense poetry and his classic work, "The Owl and the Pussy-Cat," Edward Lear in his time was considered the finest ornithological draftsman in Europe (the equal of Audubon) and a highly accomplished landscape painter. One of Edward Lear's best know poems begins, "'How pleasant to know Mr. Lear!', Who has written such volumes of stuff!, Some think him ill-tempered and queer,, But a few think him pleasant enough. Though best know One of Edward Lear's best know poems begins, "'How pleasant to know Mr.

Vivien Noakes fittingly subtitled her biography of Edward Lear The Life of a Wanderer. Lear received little, if any, formal education. Ann tutored him at home and encouraged a talent for drawing and painting that he had early exhibited. When Jeremiah Lear retired and moved south of London in 1828, Edward and Ann remained in the city, taking up lodgings off the Gray's Inn Road. The sixteen-year-old Lear supported them by selling miscellaneous sketches; he soon moved on to anatomical drawings and then to illustrations for natural history books.

One of Edward Lear's best know poems begins, "'How pleasant to know Mr. Lear ', Who has written such volumes of stuff, Some think him ill-tempered and queer,, But a few think him pleasant enough.

Patrick Lees writes: For a number of years up to 2006, Vivien Noakes (obituary, 5 March) supported Quintin Kynaston school, north London, through advising the governors' curriculum committee.

Patrick Lees writes: For a number of years up to 2006, Vivien Noakes (obituary, 5 March) supported Quintin Kynaston school, north London, through advising the governors' curriculum committee, and then serving as a governor herself. Experience gained from her highly individual professional life gave her insights into the teaching of literature and art, the interplay of the two disciplines in overcoming dyslexia through visualisation, and the challenges of self-employment as a career path.

late Vivien Noakes, the world expert on Edward Lear.

The drawings have been examined and fully authenticated as Lear's work by the late Vivien Noakes, the world expert on Edward Lear. They are drawn on silk, or possibly fine rag paper, and then laid on paper for support. They were drawn, almost certainly for presentation to friends, and would originally have been part of a group of drawings bound in book form, probably at the time of its making in the early 1860's. Three Limerick Drawings by Edward Lear.

Edward Lear (1812-88) originally earned his living as a commercial artist. A skilled landscape painter and ornothological illustrator, he was art master to Queen Victoria for a time. His nonsense writing began as a sideline to amuse himself and hisfriend's children but soon made him a household name.

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