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. London: Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, 1862. [Hathi Trust Digital Library]

Edward Lear’s Journals: A Selection. Edited by Herbert van Thal. New York: Coward-MdCann Inc, 1952 [Hathi Trust Digital Library]

Edward Lear’s Flora Nonsensica. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard College Library, Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, 1963. [Hathi Trust Digital Library]

Lear’s Shilling Book of Nonsense. London: Frederick Warne, [ca.1870] [Hathi Trust Digital Library]


On Edward Lear and / or Nonsense:

Byrne, Peter. “Il Nonsense tra logica e arte.” Segni e comprensione 2.4 (1988): 18-23. [Università di Salerno]

Ciornei, Ileana-Silvia. “The Nonsense World of Edward Lear.” Language and Literature: European Landmarks of Identity. 10 (2012): 64-68. [Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie]

Sellick, Rob. “The Birds of Edward Lear.” Kunapipi, 34.2 (2012): 113-122. [University of Wollongong]

Carrington, Dorothy. “En 1868, un paysagiste anglais découvre la Corse.” Etudes Corses. Revue trimestrielle. 80.25, 1er trimestre 1960: 38-43. [Gallica]

Also of interest on Gallica: Chauvet, Paul. “L’Angleterre et la Corse.” Revue Anglo-Américaine. 7 (1929): 418-431.

Distaso, Leonardo.”On Satzklang: on the Sense and on the Nonsense.” Aisthesis: Pratiche, linguaggi e saperi dell’estetico. 6.1 (2013): 263-273.

Sze, Gillian. “Sense & Nonsense: Thinking Poetry.” LEARNing Landscapes, 4.1, Autumn 2010.


Of possible interest:

Woods, David L., E. William Yund and T.J. Herron.”Measuring consonant identification in nonsense syllables, words, and sentences.” Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development. 47.3 (2010): 243–260.

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