Edward Lear

Nonsense
  • Nonsense

  • 'You elegant fowl!'

    Exuberant and ingenious, Lear's best-loved poems tell of jumblies, quangle wangles and luminous noses.

    One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Lear was an artist, illustrator, author and poet. 'The Owl and the Pussy-cat' is Lear's most popular work and has been loved by readers of all ages for generations.