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Leacock, Stephen 1869-1944

Works: 987 works in 4,326 publications in 7 languages and 50,137 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Biographies  Humor  Anecdotes  Satirical literature  Quotations  Bibliography  History  Parodies (Literature) 
Roles: Author, Composer, Creator, Editor, Dedicatee, Writer of accompanying material, Bibliographic antecedent, Other
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Sunshine sketches of a little town by Stephen Leacock( Book )

233 editions published between 1912 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the fictional landscape of Mariposa on the shores of Lake Wissanotti in Missinaba County, Leacock's Sunshine Sketches of A Little Town is an affectionate satire of small town life. This series of humorous connected sketches about graft, high finance, religion, love and romance is, on one level, an intimate, comic portrait of town life and local politics. On another level, the narrative is a powerful commentary on the workings of community values and on Canada's place within the British Empire."--Jacket
Nonsense novels by Stephen Leacock( Book )

191 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of hilarious literary satires, Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock jaunts from genre to genre, gleefully skewering mysteries, ghost stories, detective novels, and virtually every other type of fiction you can think of. It's a light but surprisingly insightful look at the excesses of twentieth-century prose that will amuse and delight readers
Literary lapses by Stephen Leacock( Book )

203 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My financial career.-- Lord Oxhead's secret.-- Boarding-house geometry.-- The awful fate of Melpomenus Jones.-- A Christmas letter.-- How to make a million dollars.-- How to live to be 200.-- How to avoid getting married.-- How to be a doctor.-- The new food.-- A new pathology.-- The poet answered.-- The force of statistics.-- Men who have shaved me.-- Getting the thread of it.-- Telling his faults.-- Winter pastimes.-- Number fifty-six.--Aristocratic education.-- The conjurer's revenge.-- Hints to travellers.-- A manual of education.-- Hoodoo McFiggin's Christmas.-- The life of John Smith.--On collecting things.-- Society chit-chat.-- Insurance up to-date.-- Borrowing a match.-- A lesson in fiction.-- Helping the Armenians.-- A study in still life, the country hotel.-- An experiment with Policeman Hogan.-- The passing of the poet.-- Self-made men.-- A model dialogue.-- Bach to the bush.--Reflections on riding.-- Saloonio.-- Half-hours with the poets: Mr. Wordsworth and the cottage girl; How Tennyson killed the May queen; Old Mr. Longfellow on board the Hesperus. --A, B, and C
Charles Dickens : his life and work by Stephen Leacock( Book )

34 editions published between 1933 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stephen Leacock (1869-1944) shares the stage with Charles Dickens and Mark Twain as one of the best-loved humorists in the English-speaking world, and at the time of its original publication, Leacock's biography of Dickens was widely and enthusiastically hailed as a vital, grand, and masterful examination of the man and his writing." "That Leacock's biography of the great novelist was the first to explore the humour of Dickens' novels is only natural. Originally published in 1933, it is filled with sharp commentary and was a book that Leacock was enormously and justifiably proud." "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 into it." Readable, entertaining, and insightful, this biography is a classic work, admirable for both its subject and author. Book jacket."--Jacket
Arcadian adventures with the idle rich by Stephen Leacock( Book )

127 editions published between 1914 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satire skewers the wealthy, with their fads and pretensions to being high-minded
My discovery of England by Stephen Leacock( Book )

71 editions published between 1922 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canadian humorist and academic Stephen Leacock had a plethora of opportunities to explore new cultures as he traveled the globe in support of his many popular books, often giving scholarly talks along the way. In this uproarious volume of essays and vignettes, Leacock sets down his impressions of a promotional tour of England
Frenzied fiction by Stephen Leacock( Book )

81 editions published between 1917 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In many people the very name Spy excites a shudder of apprehension; we Spies, in fact, get quite used to being shuddered at. None of us Spies mind it at all. Whenever I enter a hotel and register myself as a Spy I am quite accustomed to see a thrill of fear run round the clerks, or clerk, behind the desk
Moonbeams from the larger lunacy by Stephen Leacock( )

73 editions published between 1915 and 2018 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1915, <Moonbeams from the Larger Lunacy</ is a collection of Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock's humour sketches. This collection includes such laugh-out-loud works as "The Reading Public," "Our Literary Bureau," "Weejee the Pet Dog," and "In the Good Time After the War."</ HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.>
Behind the beyond : and other contributions to human knowledge by Stephen Leacock( Book )

78 editions published between 1913 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the beyond --Familiar incidents --Parisian pastimes --The retroactive existence of Mr Juggins --Making a magazine --Homer and humbug
Elements of political science by Stephen Leacock( Book )

71 editions published between 1906 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays and literary studies by Stephen Leacock( Book )

70 editions published between 1916 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My remarkable uncle, and other sketches by Stephen Leacock( Book )

55 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This celebrated collection of sketches sparkles with Stephen Leacock's humour and shines with the warmth of his wit. The comical E.P., star of the title essay, "My Remarkable Uncle," is a classic Leacock character. He is president of a railway with a letterhead but no rails, and he heads a bank that boasts credit but no cash whatsoever ' all of which trouble E.P. not in the least. My Remarkable Uncle, a wonderful smorgasbord of mirth served up by a master of comedy, includes several essays, a short story, a political parable, and personal reflections on a dizzying array of subjects. Here, in rich abundance, are the inspired nonsense and the unerring eye for human folly that have made Stephen Leacock Canada's most celebrated humorist. From the Paperback edition
The Hohenzollerns in America : with the Bolsheviks in Berlin and other impossibilities by Stephen Leacock( )

36 editions published between 1919 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though formally trained as a political scientist, Canadian writer Stephen Leacock rose to fame and fortune on the strength of his satirical works of humor, which often skewered the pretensions of the well-to-do. In The Hohenzollerns in America, he imagines a deposed family of European aristocrats being forced to perform menial labor after being pushed from power
Social criticism : the unsolved riddle of social justice and other essays by Stephen Leacock( )

13 editions published between 1973 and 2018 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume represents the neglected aspect of Leacock's career, gathering together his writings on a range of subjects, including imperialism, education and culture, religion and morality, feminism, prohibition, and social justice
Further foolishness; sketches and satires on the follies of the day by Stephen Leacock( Book )

58 editions published between 1916 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winsome Winnie, and other new nonsense novels by Stephen Leacock( Book )

58 editions published between 1920 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the mood for uproarious satire? Check out Stephen Leacock's collection Winsome Winnie and Other New Nonsense Novels. Mercilessly skewering the overwrought melodramas that were popular around the turn of the century, this series of short tales will definitely tickle your funny bone
The Leacock roundabout : a treasury of the best works of Stephen Leacock by Stephen Leacock( Book )

32 editions published between 1945 and 1989 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Too much college; or, Education eating up life, with kindred essays in education and hummour by Stephen Leacock( Book )

18 editions published between 1939 and 1945 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winnowed wisdom : a new book of humor by Stephen Leacock( Book )

31 editions published between 1071 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Potpourri of Leacock's witty prose
Mark Twain by Stephen Leacock( Book )

27 editions published between 1932 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Sunshine sketches of a little town
Nonsense novelsLiterary lapsesCharles Dickens : his life and workArcadian adventures with the idle richMy discovery of EnglandMoonbeams from the larger lunacyEssays and literary studiesMy remarkable uncle, and other sketches
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Ликок С.Б

Ликок С.Б. 1869-1944

Ликок, Стивен 1869-1944

Ликок, Стивен Батлер

Стивън Лийкок

Стівен Батлер Лікок

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ליקוק, סטיפן באטלר 1869-1944

ליקוק, סטפן 1869-1944

סטיבן ליקוק

סטיבן ליקוק סופר וכלכלן אמריקאי

استفان لیکوک

ليكوك، ستيفن بتلر

ਸਟੀਫਨ ਲੀਕਾੱਕ

리콕, 스티븐 1869-1944

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