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Stephen Leacock

Ralph L. Curry

Stephen Leacock

humorist and humanist

by Ralph L. Curry

  • 36 Want to read
  • 26 Currently reading

Published by Doubleday in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Leacock, Stephen, -- 1869-1944.,
  • Humorists, Canadian -- 20th century -- Biography.,
  • Authors, Canadian -- 20th century -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRalph L. Curry.
    GenreBiography.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination383 p. ;
    Number of Pages383
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21505468M
    LC Control Number59022587

    This vintage book contains Stephen Leacock's sequence of stories, "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town". Commonly hailed as being amongst the most important examples of humorous Canadian literature, "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town" is set in Mariposa, a microcosm of Canadian society populated by hilarious small-town stereotypes.   On a couple of occasions I’ve posted short stories by Stephen Leacock. Well, one of my favorite Leacock tales is this one that he tells about Mother’s Day. It seemed appropriate today since we’re just a week away from the occasion. I plan to make sure that my family treats Aileen at least this well next Sunday. You’ll want to do same.

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      Frenzied Fiction is another winner from humorist and political scientist Stephen Leacock. Brief and brimful with laugh after laugh, these short stories and vignettes are the perfect antidote to a foul mood, a nasty day at the office, or just a Pages: Read Stephen Leacock ’s biography, works and quotes online for free. offers the most comprehensive collection of books and writings by Stephen Leacock Stephen Leacock Book Reviews, Read Stephen Leacock eBooks Online to Save Paper.


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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 andLeacock 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.

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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.

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“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.

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Find nearly any book by Stephen Leacock. Get the best deal by comparing prices from overbooksellers. Stephen Leacock ( - ) Stephen Butler Leacock, FRSC (30 December – 28 March ) was an English-born Canadian teacher, political scientist, writer, and humorist.

In the early part of the 20th century he was the best-known humorist in the English-speaking world. In‘Stephen Leacock Associates Foundation’ was instituted. It was tasked to preserve his literary legacy and manage ‘Stephen Leacock memorial Medal for humor’. It is awarded to encourage Canadian humor writers.

In the same year his unfinished autobiography, ‘The boy I left behind me’, was published posthumously. Books about Stephen Leacock.

Stephen Leacock () by Peter McArthur Stephen Leacock: The Man and His Art (): A Thesis Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts by Selma Dove Skoll. Includes a .Stephen Leacock was born in Swanmore, Hampshire, England, in His family emigrated to Canada in and settled on a farm north of Toronto.

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