Biography For Beginners: Being A Collection Of Miscellaneous Examples For The Use Of Upper Forms (1905)

 
9781169005556: Biography For Beginners: Being A Collection Of Miscellaneous Examples For The Use Of Upper Forms (1905)

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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.
Dover (2014) republication of the edition originally published by T. Werner Laurie, London, 1925.
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English novelist and humorist Edmund Clerihew Bentley (1875–1956) invented clerihews, four-line biographical poems that cast an absurdist light on famous figures. He is the author of the Dover detective novel Trent's Last Case, which is widely regarded as the first modern mystery.
Widely known as the "Prince of Paradox," G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936) ranks among the most influential English writers and thinkers of the 20th century. Chesterton's prodigious talents embraced a wide range of subjects, from philosophy and religion to detective fiction, fantasy, and whimsical illustration.

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