Edward Lear's magnum opus, first published in 1848. Limericks, short stories, a dictionary, stuff on animals, and a botany lesson. A perennial best-seller here, if you can believe it. We offer a double-your-money-back guarantee if you don't love this book, but you pay the return postage -- an offer we've been taken up on just 3 times out of more than 200 books sold. Edward Lear was a genius, and this book appeals to all ages, for various reasons. This book is part of the Everyman's Library series. Meaning it is made with really good paper, really good binding, is hardcover, has a cloth cover, and even a sewn-in bookmark. The Everyman's Library contains more than 500 titles, and all are classics that probably wouldn't make it on their own in today's market, if they sold at normal book margins. This book is a bargain no matter how you look at it. Thoroughly entertaining, usually hilariously ridiculous, and just pure fun.