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Edward Lear

Poet, Painter (12-May-1812 — 29-Jan-1888)


Susan Chitty. That Singular Person Called Lear: A Biography of Edward Lear, Artist, Traveller, and Prince of Nonsense. New York: Atheneum. 1989. 305pp.

Peter Levi. Edward Lear: A Biography. New York: Scribner's. 1995. 362pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.872)

  7. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.144)

  8. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.232)

  9. Who's Who in Lesbian & Gay Writing (p.116)

  10. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.586)

  11. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.293)

  12. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.309)

  13. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.264)

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