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Biography For Beginners

(1905)
A collection of poems by

 
The Art of Biography
Is different from Geography.
Geography is about Maps,
But Biography is about Chaps.
With these rhyming lines, English novelist and humorist Edmund Clerihew Bentley introduces this book and an unusual form of verse of his own invention. Bentley's four-line poems, known as "clerihews," offer satirical views of historical figures, from Edward the Confessor and Odo of Bayeux to Sir Walter Raleigh, Jane Austen, Karl Marx, Theodore Roosevelt, and many others. The witty verses are accompanied by the book's outstanding feature: whimsical full-page illustrations by G. K. Chesterton.

    


Paperback Editions

August 2015 : Paperback
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Title: Biography for Beginners: Being a Collection of Miscellaneous Examples for the Use of Upper Forms
Author(s): E Clerhew
ISBN: 1-5168-9810-9 / 978-1-5168-9810-7
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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April 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Biography for Beginners (Dover Books on Literature & Drama)
Author(s): Edmund Clerihew Bentley
ISBN: 0-486-78056-2 / 978-0-486-78056-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dover Publications
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Kindle Editions

February 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Biography for Beginners (Dover Books on Literature & Drama)
Author(s): Edmund Clerihew Bentley
Publisher: Dover Publications
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