The Finest Nonsense of Edward Lear

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The Finest Nonsense of Edward Lear
Read by Sir Derek Jacobi

[ Naxos Audiobooks / CD ]

Release Date: Tuesday 30 August 2016

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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 colourful 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.

Running Time: 1 h 17 m

"One of the finest stage actors of all time, Jacobi can send up his reputation as a revered Shakespearean: having won rave reviews for his King Lear, he now turns to another Lear, Edward, and a rather different form of poetry. No tragedy here, only limitless comic invention. …The Nonsense Alphabet is charming and whimsical. Perfect for children of all ages." South China Morning Post


The Owl and the Pussycat
The Duck and the Kangaroo
Assorted Limericks I
The Daddy Long-Legs and the Fly
The Jumblies
The Nutcrackers and the Sugar-Tongs
Calico Pie
Nonsense Alphabet I
Assorted Limericks II
The Broom, the Shovel, the Poker and the Tongs
The Table and the Chair
Nonsense Cookery
The Dong with a Luminous Nose
The Two Old Bachelors
The Pelican Chorus
Assorted Limericks III
The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo
The Pobble Who Has No Toes
The New Vestments
Nonsense Alphabet II
Assorted Limericks IV
The Quangle Wangle's Hat
Self-Portrait of the Laureate of Nonsense