Edward Lear & Edward Gorey: The Dong with a Luminous Nose
Hardcover Smyth-sewn book, with jacket
48 pages with 22 black-and-white illustrations
Written by Edward Lear
Illustrated by Edward Gorey
Size: 8.5 x 6 in.
The happy-go-lucky Jumblies, Edward Lear’s clan of sailors in a sieve, star in this charming love story–poem, illustrated by Edward Gorey. When the Jumblies make a stop during their long journey on the Hills of the Chankly Bore, a passionate relationship is born—between a Jumbly girl and the Dong. The end of the story is sad but sweet, and it stars a nose that can light up a forest, light up the sky! The Dong is some kind of hero, certainly, and he can't help but win our hearts with that protuberant proboscis of his.
The Dong with a Luminous Nose is one of the most finely rendered suites of drawings ever created by Edward Gorey. With Edward Lear’s irresistible verses, the book is a timeless classic to be enjoyed through generations, by children of all ages, four to eighty-four.