Wonder Book / Nonsense Books

Wonder Book / Nonsense Books

by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Richard "Dick" Cuffari (Illustrator), Edward Lear
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
©1967, Item: 63312
Hardcover, 368 pages
Not in stock

PLEASE NOTE: this is your last chance to buy this book. We will NOT be buying it again. Also, this book is NOT RETURNABLE, and SOLD AS-IS. It may have defects, such as highlighting, torn pages or loose cover.

Thousands of years ago, when monsters roamed the earth and magic ruled the world, the Greeks set sail among the islands of the Aegean Sea in search of incredible riches and fantastic adventures. The Gorgons, cruel witches with snakes for hair; Midas, the king with the golden touch; Hercules, the greatest hero of all time; Chimera, part lion, part goat, part snake, but all monster; and Pegasus, the magical flying horse are only a few of the fabulous heroes and monsters in The Wonder Book, a collection of classic Greek adventures by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

The owls, hen, larks, and their nests in his beard, are among the fey fauna and peculiar persons inhabiting the uniquely inspired nonsense rhymes and drawings of Lear (20th child of a London stockbroker), whose Book of Nonsense, first published in 1846, stands alone as the ultimate and most loved expression in English of freewheeling, benign, and unconstricted merriment.

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