Edmund Clerihew Bentley published a volume of nonsense verse consisting of a series of four-liners designed to poke fun at distinguished personalities. Illustrated by Bentley's lifelong friend, eminent critic and author G K Chesterton, they were known as 'clerihews' and became as popular as the limerick form. In Complete Clerihews the entire collection is presented, with original illustrations. The assortment of well over 100 participants includes: Karl Marx, Jane Austen, Mussolini, Henry VIII, Noel Coward, Tennyson, Dante, Leonardo Da Vinci, Dorothy Sayers, Aeschylus, Keats, President Roosevelt, Cleopatra and Lewis Carroll.
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November 1993 : UK Hardback
Title: Complete Clerihews
Author(s): E Clerihew Bentley
ISBN: 0-19-212978-3 / 978-0-19-212978-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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