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Stephen Leacock

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ISBN 109780143175216

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Essays And Literary Studies / Stephen Leacock / General Fiction This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning. Stephen Leacock was a Canadian author who wrote his works with an optimistic yet realistic view of life. His light-hearted, bubbly diction impressed me all the way through the novel. Each short story was unique and had true-to-life situations and entertaining characters to whom readers of all ages can relate.4/5(16). Though not as reknowned in modern times, during the early s, Leacock was the most famous humorist writing in the English language. At one point, it was said that more people had heard of Stephen Leacock than Canada. At least one source estimates that between and , Leacock was the most widely read author in the English speaking world. Biography of Stephen Leacock Stephen Butler Leacock (), Canadian author, will long be remembered for his best-selling book Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town ()as well as the numerous awards and honours he received during his illustrious lifetime as author, professor, lecturer and humourist.

My idea was to draw out six dollars of it for present use. Someone gave me a chequebook through a wicket and someone else began telling me how to write it out. The people in the bank had the impression that I was an invalid millionaire. I wrote something on the cheque and thrust it in at the clerk. He looked at it.8/ Leacock wrote in the introduction that Mariposa represented seventy or eighty different towns throughout Canada. The residents were composite characters of people he knew. Leacock did a great job of making the town seem alive. I wished I were there for the picnics, the cruises on the lake and the poker games. The plots of vignettes were good.4/5(25).   The Leacock roundabout: a treasury of the best works of Stephen Leacock. by Stephen Leacock 9 editions - first published in Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

Stephen Leacock, Gerald Lynch (). “Leacock on Life”, p, University of Toronto Press. Their only child, Stephen, Jr., suffered from a lack of growth hormone and was a constant concern for Leacock for the rest of his life. His first humorous book, Literary Lapses (), collecting his magazine stories and articles, was self-published with the financial help of a brother. Stephen Leacock, internationally popular Canadian humorist, educator, lecturer, and author of more than 30 books of lighthearted sketches and essays. Leacock immigrated to Canada with his parents at the age of six. He attended Upper Canada College (–87) and later received a B.A. degree from the. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Stephen Leacock books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles.