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More Summer Reading

It seems I missed several more articles on Edward Lear: Marroni, Francesco. “Byron, Edward Lear and the Riddle of Albania.” Skills and Tools to the Cultural Heritage and Cultural Tourism Management. Eds. Santoro, Sara, Eva Subias and Gloria Bolzoni. Teramo: Edizioni D’Errico, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear and Charles Kingsley

From Notes and Queries, n.s. 16.6 (Vol. 214), June 1969, pp. 216-217: An Edward Lear Letter to Charles Kingsley Apparently, Edward Lear and Charles Kingsley never became personally acquainted. No records are presently known to attest sucha relationship. However, after … Continue reading

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Georgiana Peel’s Recollections of Edward Lear

Lady Georgiana Peel, née Lady Georgiana Adelaide Russell, (1836-1922) was Archibald Peel’s second wife; he was a friend Edward Lear frequently mentioned in the diaries. A book of her memoirs was published in 1920 by her daughter; unfortunately, the editing … Continue reading

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Christmas Holiday Reading Online

Several new books by Edward Lear are now available in full online; of particular interest: Lear, Edward. A Book of Nonsense. First Edition. London: T. McLean, 1846. [Florida State University Digital Library] Lear, Edward. A Book of Nonsense. Third Edition. … Continue reading

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Review of an Edward Lear Exhibition, from The Tablet (1958)

Edward Lear IT is not only since the advent of Punch that Englishmen have claimed a sense of humour as their monopoly. As long ago as 1673 the Earl of Peterborough wrote of the Duchess of  Modena: “She is really … Continue reading

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Edward Lear in Malta, Corfu, and Lake Maggiore

I have received John Varriano’s new book on Edward Lear in Malta, a gorgeous addition to the recent fashion of books and / or exhibitions on Lear’s travels to different parts of the world. This beautiful oblong volume contains a detailed … Continue reading

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A Day in the Studio with Edward Lear

Another previously unpublished letter Edward Lear sent to William Holman Hunt exactly 150 years ago (see Diary 6.x.64). This one contains a humorous description of a day in Lear’s London studio while he is trying to do some work. 15 … Continue reading

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