Author:Edward Lear

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Edward Lear

English poet and artist; author of beloved nonsense poems such as "The Owl and the Pussycat"

Edward Lear





  • Illustrations of the family of Psittacidæ, or parrots (1832)
  • Views in Rome and its Environs (1841)
  • Gleanings from the Menagerie at Knowsley Hall (1846)
  • The Book of Nonsense (1846), 1st Book of Nonsense
  • Illustrated Excursions in Italy (1846)
  • Mount Timohorit, Albania (1848)
  • Journal of a Landscape Painter in Greece and Albania (1851)
  • The falls of the Kalama Albania (1851)
  • Journal of a Landscape Painter in Southern Calabria (1852)
  • Poems and Songs by Alfred Tennyson (1853, 1859, 1860) Twelve total musical settings published, each being for a Tennyson poem.
  • History of the Seven Families of the Lake Pipplepopple (1865)
  • Journal of a Landscape Painter in Corsica (1870)
  • Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany, and Alphabets (1871), 2nd Book of Nonsense
  • Tortoises, Terrapins, and Turtles (1872), with an introduction by John Edward Gray
  • More Nonsense Pictures, Rhymes, Botany, etc. (1872), 3rd Book of Nonsense
  • Laughable Lyrics (1877)
  • Nonsense Alphabets
  • Argos from Mycenae (1884)
  • Nonsense Botany (1888)
  • Tennyson's Poems, illustrated by Lear (1889)
  • The Quangle-Wangle's Hat (1876)
  • Facsimile of a Nonsense Alphabet (1926)
  • The Scroobious Pip, unfinished at his death, but completed by Ogden Nash and illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert (1968)

As Illustrator[edit]

Works about Lear[edit]

Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1929, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.

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