Ogden Nash


Born
in Baltimore, Maryland, The United States
August 19, 1902

Died
May 19, 1971

Genre


Frederic Ogden Nash was an American poet well known for his light verse. At the time of his death in 1971, the New York Times said his "droll verse with its unconventional rhymes made him the country's best-known producer of humorous poetry".

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The Tale of Custard the Dragon

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4.21 avg rating — 518 ratings — published 1936 — 9 editions
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Candy Is Dandy: The Best of...

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4.33 avg rating — 323 ratings — published 1983 — 3 editions
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The Best of Ogden Nash

4.32 avg rating — 323 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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Ogden Nash's Zoo

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4.16 avg rating — 250 ratings — published 1986 — 2 editions
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The Pocket Book of Ogden Nash

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4.25 avg rating — 251 ratings — published 1931 — 8 editions
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Selected Poetry

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I'm a Stranger Here Myself

4.04 avg rating — 141 ratings — published 1938 — 6 editions
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Adventures of Isabel

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4.15 avg rating — 169 ratings — published 1936 — 8 editions
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Custard the Dragon and the ...

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I Wouldn't Have Missed It: ...

4.23 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 1975 — 2 editions
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More books by Ogden Nash…
“Tonight’s December thirty-first,
Something is about to burst.
The clock is crouching, dark and small,
Like a time bomb in the hall.
Hark, it's midnight, children dear.
Duck! Here comes another year!”
Ogden Nash, Collected verse from 1929 on

“Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
And that's what parents were created for.”
Ogden Nash

“A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.”
Ogden Nash, The Private Dining-room and Other Verses
tags: dog, door

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