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Mr. Lear

Mr. Lear

Author: Jenny Uglow
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466828234
Pages: 608
Year: 2018-04-17
A sparkling biography of the poet and artist Edward Lear by the award-winning biographer Jenny Uglow Edward Lear, the renowned English artist, musician, author, and poet, lived a vivid, fascinating life, but confessed, “I hardly enjoy any one thing on earth while it is present.” He was a man in a hurry, “running about on railroads” from London to country estates and boarding steamships to Italy, Corfu, India, and Palestine. He is still loved for his “nonsenses,” from startling, joyous limericks to great love poems like “The Owl and the Pussy Cat” and “The Dong with a Luminous Nose,” and he is famous, too, for his brilliant natural history paintings, landscapes, and travel writing. But although Lear belongs solidly to the age of Darwin and Dickens—he gave Queen Victoria drawing lessons, and his many friends included Tennyson and the Pre-Raphaelite painters—his genius for the absurd and his dazzling wordplay make him a very modern spirit. He speaks to us today. Lear was a man of great simplicity and charm—children adored him—yet his humor masked epilepsy, depression, and loneliness. Jenny Uglow’s beautifully illustrated biography, full of the color of the age, brings us his swooping moods, passionate friendships, and restless travels. Above all, Mr. Lear shows how this uniquely gifted man lived all his life on the boundaries of rules and structures, disciplines and desires—an exile of the heart.
Mr Lear

Mr Lear

Author: Jenny Uglow
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571336582
Pages: 608
Year: 2017-10-03
Edward Lear's poems follow and break the rules. They abide by the logic of syntax, the linking of rhyme and the dance of rhythm, and these 'nonsenses' are full of joy - yet set against darkness. Where do these human-like animals and birds and these odd adventures - some gentle, some violent, some musical, some wild - come from? His many drawings that accompany his verse are almost hyper-real, as if he wants to free the creatures from the page. They exist nowhere else in literature, springing only from Lear's imagination. Lear lived all his life on the borders of rules and structures, of disciplines and desires. He vowed to ignore politics yet trembled with passionate sympathies. He depended on patrons and moved in establishment circles, yet he never belonged among them and mocked imperial attitudes. He loved men yet dreamed of marriage - but remained, it seems, celibate, wrapped in himself. Even in his family he was marginal, at once accepted and rejected. Surrounded by friends, he was alone. If we follow him across land and sea - to Italy, Greece and Albania, to The Levant and Egypt and India - and to the borderlands of spirit and self, art and desire, can we see, in the end, if the nonsense makes sense? This is what Jenny Uglow has set sail to find out.
A book of nonsense

A book of nonsense

Author: Edward Lear
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages:
Year: 1862
A collection of over 100 limericks with the author's original illustrations.
Hogarth

Hogarth

Author: Jenny Uglow
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
ISBN: 0374528519
Pages: 800
Year: 2002
Traces the career of the English artist and satirist, and depicts life in eighteenth-century England
Nature's Engraver

Nature's Engraver

Author: Jenny Uglow
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226823911
Pages: 458
Year: 2009-05-15
In this superb biography, Uglow tells the story of the farmers son who influenced book illustration for a century to come. It is a story of violent change, radical politics, lost ways of life, and the beauty of the wild--a journey to the beginning of a lasting obsession with the natural world.
In These Times

In These Times

Author: Jenny Uglow
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466828226
Pages: 752
Year: 2015-01-27
A beautifully observed history of the British home front during the Napoleonic Wars by a celebrated historian We know the thrilling, terrible stories of the battles of the Napoleonic Wars—but what of those left behind? The people on a Norfolk farm, in a Yorkshire mill, a Welsh iron foundry, an Irish village, a London bank, a Scottish mountain? The aristocrats and paupers, old and young, butchers and bakers and candlestick makers—how did the war touch their lives? Jenny Uglow, the prizewinning author of The Lunar Men and Nature's Engraver, follows the gripping back-and-forth of the first global war but turns the news upside down, seeing how it reached the people. Illustrated by the satires of Gillray and Rowlandson and the paintings of Turner and Constable, and combining the familiar voices of Austen, Wordsworth, Scott, and Byron with others lost in the crowd, In These Times delves into the archives to tell the moving story of how people lived and loved and sang and wrote, struggling through hard times and opening new horizons that would change their country for a century.
Edward Lear and the Play of Poetry

Edward Lear and the Play of Poetry

Author: Matthew Bevis, Professor of European Philosophy James Williams, University Lecturer and Fellow in English Matthew Bevis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198708564
Pages: 400
Year: 2016-10-11
Of all the Victorian poets, Edward Lear has a good claim to the widest audience: admired and championed by critics and poets from John Ruskin to John Ashbery, he has also been read, heard, and loved by generations of children. As a central figure in the literature of nonsense, Lear has also shaped the evolution of modern literature and his work continues to influence and inspire writers and readers today. This collection of essays, the first ever devoted solely to Lear, builds on a recent resurgence of critical interest and asks how it is that the play of Lear's poetry continues to delight, and to challenge our sense of what poetry can be. These seventeen chapters, written by established and emerging critics of poetry, seek to explore and appreciate the playfulness embodied in the poems and to provide contexts in which it can be better understood and enjoyed. They consider how Lear's poems play off various inheritances (the literary fool, Romantic lyric, his religious upbringing), explore particular forms in which his playful genius took flight (his letters, his queer writings about love), and trace lines of Learical influence and inheritance by showing how other poets and thinkers across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries played off Lear in their turn (Stein, Eliot, Auden, Smith, Ashbery, and others).
The Natural History of Edward Lear (1812-1888)

The Natural History of Edward Lear (1812-1888)

Author: Robert McCracken Peck
Publisher:
ISBN: 1567925839
Pages:
Year: 2016-09-01
Edward Lear, known as an author of nonsense verse, was also an artist and natural history illustrator.
Edward Lear's Nonsense Birds

Edward Lear's Nonsense Birds

Author: Edward Lear
Publisher:
ISBN: 1851242619
Pages: 80
Year: 2013
Brings together the author's whimsical bird illustrations and the nonsense stories and verse that accompanied them.
A Little History Of British Gardening

A Little History Of British Gardening

Author: Jenny Uglow
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448104963
Pages: 352
Year: 2012-10-31
Did the Romans have rakes? Did the monks get muddy? Did the potato seem really, really weird when it arrived on our shores? This lively 'potted' history of gardening in Britain takes us on a garden tour from the thorn hedges around prehistoric settlements to the rage for decking and ornamental grasses today. It tracks down the ordinary folk who worked the earth - the apprentice boys and weeding women, the florists and nursery gardeners - as well as aristocrats and grand designers and famous plant-hunters. Coloured by Jenny Uglow's own love for plants, and brought to life in the many vivid illustrations, it deals not only with flowery meads, grottoes and vistas, landscapes and ha-has, parks and allotments, but tells you, for example, how the Tudors made their curious knots; how housewives used herbs to stop freckles; how the suburbs dug for victory in World War II. With a brief guide to particular historic or evocative gardens open to the public, this is a book to put in your pocket when planning a summer day out - but also to read in your deckchair with a glass of cold wine, when dead-heading is simply too much.
A Gambling Man

A Gambling Man

Author: Jenny Uglow
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429964227
Pages: 592
Year: 2010-11-23
The Restoration was a decade of experimentation: from the founding of the Royal Society for investigating the sciences to the startling role of credit and risk; from the shocking licentiousness of the court to failed attempts at religious tolerance. Negotiating all these, Charles II, the "slippery sovereign," laid odds and took chances, dissembling and manipulating his followers. The theaters may have been restored, but the king himself was the supreme actor. Yet while his grandeur, his court, and his colorful sex life were on display, his true intentions lay hidden. Charles II was thirty when he crossed the English Channel in fine May weather in 1660. His Restoration was greeted with maypoles and bonfires, as spring after the long years of Cromwell's rule. But there was no way to turn back, no way he could "restore" the old dispensation. Certainty had vanished. The divinity of kingship had ended with his father's beheading. "Honor" was now a word tossed around in duels. "Providence" could no longer be trusted. As the country was rocked by plague, fire, and war, people searched for new ideas by which to live. And exactly ten years after he arrived, Charles would again stand on the shore at Dover, this time placing the greatest bet of his life in a secret deal with his cousin, Louis XIV of France. Jenny Uglow's previous biographies have won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and International PEN's Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History. A Gambling Man is Uglow at her best: both a vivid portrait of Charles II that explores his elusive nature and a spirited evocation of a vibrant, violent, pulsing world on the brink of modernity.
Edward Lear and his World

Edward Lear and his World

Author: John Lehmann
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages:
Year: 1977

Edward Lear

Edward Lear

Author: Vivien Noakes
Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
ISBN: 0750937440
Pages: 311
Year: 2006
The youngest but one of 21 children, Edward Lear had a constant struggle against ill-health, loneliness and depression throughout his life. This completely revised edition tell his story and includes new material on Lear's early life drawn from recently found letters.
George Eliot

George Eliot

Author: Jenny Uglow
Publisher: Virago Press
ISBN: 1844084981
Pages: 330
Year: 2008
One of the most brilliant writers of her day, George Eliot (1819-1880) was also one of the most talked about. Intellectual and independent, she had the strength to defy polite society with her highly unorthodox private life, so why did she deny her fictional characters the same opportunities?
Inventing Edward Lear

Inventing Edward Lear

Author: Sara Lodge
Publisher:
ISBN: 0674971159
Pages: 450
Year: 2019-01-02
Edward Lear--the father of nonsense--wrote some of the best-loved poems in English. He was also admired as a naturalist, landscape painter, travel writer, and composer. Awkward but funny, absurdly sympathetic, Lear invented himself as a Victorian character. Sara Lodge offers a moving account of one of the era's most influential creative figures.