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The Finest Nonsense of Edward Lear

Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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Nearly 150 years since his poetry was first published, Lear's nonsense rhymes are still popular today. In this lively and colorful audiobook recording, Derek Jacobi reads Lear's most famous poems and most fantastic creations, including "The Owl and the Pussy-Cat", "The Daddy Long-Legs and the Fly", "The Jumblies", "The Dong with the Luminous Nose", and a collection of assorted limericks. Lear's poems gave the clear message that it's interesting, funny, and okay to be different, and that message is just as relevant now as it was in Lear's own day.

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Public Domain (P)2015 Naxos AudioBooks

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I only put 1 star on the story because it's not really a story is it? The poems are amazing, even so. The performance is brilliant. I love it!

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  • 06-03-18

Nonsense

I didn't get it, but maybe got need to be British?

This is a book of poems that just strings together gibberish. It wasn't clever, and my children and I didn't enjoy it. It's like the author is attempting to be whimsical by being irrational and unpredictable, but not in a way that is artistic.... It's just random words and phrases that don't go together.