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Creator:
Uglow, Jennifer S., author.
Title(s):

Mr. Lear : a life of art and nonsense / Jenny Uglow.

Edition:
First American edition.
Published/Created:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.
©2017
Physical Description:
x, 598 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Holdings:
Reference Library
NJ18.L455 U35 2018 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
"Originally published in 2017 by Faber and Faber Limited, Great Britain"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 530-533) and index.
Subject Terms:
Artists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Artists.
Great Britain.
Lear, Edward, 1812-1888.
Lear, Edward, 1812-1888.
Poets, English -- 19th century -- Biography.
Poets, English.
Form/Genre:
Biography.
Nonfiction.
Biographies.
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  • Prologue: "It's absurd..."
  • I. Fledgling
  • One foot off the ground
  • With the girls
  • "O Sussex!"
  • II. Perching
  • To the zoo
  • Knowsley
  • Tribes and species
  • Make 'em laugh
  • Mountains
  • III. Flying
  • "Rome is Rome"
  • Happy as a hedgehog
  • Third person
  • Excursions
  • Derry down Derry: Nonsense, 1846
  • "Something is about to happen"
  • "Calmly, into the dice-box"
  • "All that amber"
  • IV. Tumbling
  • The brotherhood
  • Meeting the poet
  • An owl in the desert
  • Half a life: Corfu and Athos
  • Bible lands
  • A was an ass
  • Home again, Rome again
  • No more
  • V. Circling
  • "Overconstrained to folly":Nonsense, 1861
  • "Mr Lear the artist"
  • "From island unto island"
  • "What a charming life an artist's is!"
  • "the "marriage" phantasy"
  • "Gradually extinguified"
  • VI. Calling
  • Sail away: Cannes, 1868-1869
  • "Three groans for Corsica!"
  • Degli inglesi
  • Nonsense Songs and More Nonsense
  • Restless in San Remo
  • India
  • Families
  • Laughable Lyrics
  • VII. Swooping
  • Shocks
  • The Villa Tennyson
  • "As great a fool as ever I was"
  • Pax vobiscum"