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100 1  Lodge, Sara|q(Sara J.),|eauthor. 
245 10 Inventing Edward Lear /|cSara Lodge. 
264  1 Cambridge, Massachusetts :|bHarvard University Press,
       |c2019. 
264  4 |c©2019 
300    436 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Returning to Lear: music and memory -- Nonsense and 
       nonconformity -- Queer beasts -- Dreamwork: Lear's visual 
       language -- Inventing Edward Lear. 
520    An original and lively account of one of the most 
       influential figures of the Victorian age. Edward Lear 
       wrote some of the best-loved poems in English, including 
       "The Owl and the Pussycat," but the father of nonsense was
       far more than a poet. He was a naturalist, a brilliant 
       landscape painter, an experimental travel writer, and an 
       accomplished composer. Sara Lodge presents the fullest 
       account yet of Lear's passionate engagement in the 
       intellectual, social, and cultural life of his times. Lear
       had a difficult start in life. He was epileptic, asthmatic,
       and depressive, but even as a child a consummate performer
       who projected himself into others' affections. He became, 
       by John James Audubon's estimate, one of the greatest 
       ornithological artists of the age. Queen Victoria--an 
       admirer--chose him to be her painting teacher. He 
       popularized the limerick, set Tennyson's verse to music, 
       and opened fresh doors for children and adults to share 
       fantasies of magical escape. Lodge draws on diaries, 
       letters, and new archival sources to paint a vivid picture
       of Lear that explores his musical influences, his 
       religious nonconformity, his relationship with the Pre-
       Raphaelite movement, and the connections between his 
       scientific and artistic work. He invented himself as a 
       character: awkward but funny, absurdly sympathetic. In 
       Lodge's hands, Lear emerges as a dynamic and irreverent 
       polymath whose conversation continues to draw us in. 
       Inventing Edward Lear is an original and moving account of
       one of the most intriguing and creative of all Victorians.
       --Provided by publsher. 
600 10 Lear, Edward,|d1812-1888. 
600 17 Lear, Edward,|d1812-1888.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00039994 
648  7 1800-1899|2fast 
650  0 Authors, English|y19th century|vBiography. 
650  0 Artists|zGreat Britain|vBiography. 
650  0 Natural history illustrators|zGreat Britain|vBiography. 
650  0 Arts, Victorian|zGreat Britain. 
650  7 Artists.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00817559 
650  7 Arts, Victorian.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00818259 
650  7 Authors, English.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00821945 
650  7 Natural history illustrators.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01034336 
651  7 Great Britain.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01204623 
655  7 Biography.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01423686 
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