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Leacock on life

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Published by University of Toronto Press in Toronto, Buffalo .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Leacock, Stephen, 1869-1944 -- Quotations,
  • Conduct of life -- Quotations, maxims, etc

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Gerald Lynch.
    GenreQuotations., Quotations, maxims, etc.
    ContributionsLynch, Gerald, 1953-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR9199.3.L367 A6 2002
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxviii, 209 p. ;
    Number of Pages209
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3748808M
    ISBN 100802035949
    LC Control Number2003430909
    OCLC/WorldCa49304653

    It was a book that Leacock was enormously proud of. Readable, entertaining and insightful, full of sharp commentary, this biography tells the life-story of one of the best-loved writers in the English language, and offers new insights into Dickens' greatest works.


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Of Leacock’s masterful recounting of the life of Dickens, the New York Times wrote, "There is wit in this book, and such sprightliness as only a Stephen Leacock could inject in to it." Readable, entertaining, and insightful, this biography is a classic work, admirable for both its Author: Stephen Leacock.

Leacock on life. [Stephen Leacock; Gerald Lynch] -- Compilation of material gleaned from books of fiction and non-fiction Leacock published.

Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Leacock; Gerald Lynch. Find more information about: ISBN: 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.

"The town, I say, has one broad street that runs up from the lake, commonly called the Main. 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. Stephen Leacock was a Canadian author who wrote his works with an optimistic yet realistic view of life.

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A professor of political economy, author, and social critic, Leacock has long been considered Canada's foremost humourist and social satirist. He was at his best in observational humour but excelled as well. Introduced and compiled by scholar and writer Gerald Lynch, with material gleaned from the approximately sixty books of fiction and non-fiction Leacock published, Leacock on Life is an anthology of Leacock's wit and wisdom, beginning with his memorable preface to Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town and ending with his bitter-sweet essay, 'Three.

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Stephen Leacock was an early 20th century Canadian writer and economist. He received a PhD is political science from the University of Chicago. He opposed women's rights and non Anglo-Saxon immigration, however he was a supporter of social welfare le.

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He was extremely popular around the world, indeed, between and he was the most popular and widely read humourist in the English-speaking world. This successful book was followed by two more books of comic sketches, Nonsense Novels () and Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (), which is now considered his best book.

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I have written a number of things in connection with my college life—a book on Political Science, and many essays, magazine articles, and so on. I belong to the Political Science Association of America, to the Royal Colonial Institute, and to the Church of England.

These things, surely, are a proof of respectability. Read Preface of Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock. The text begins: I know no way in which a writer may more fittingly introduce his work to the public than by giving a brief account of who and what he is.

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