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Leacock, Stephen 1869-1944

Overview
Works: 686 works in 3,216 publications in 8 languages and 43,955 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humor  Biography  Quotations  Bibliography  History  Parodies, imitations, etc  Satire  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels 
Roles: Author, Composer, Editor, Writer of accompanying material, Dedicatee, Other
Classifications: PR6023.E15, 817.5
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Sunshine sketches of a little town by Stephen Leacock( Book )

157 editions published between 1912 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,620 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
Charles Dickens : his life and work by Stephen Leacock( Book )

33 editions published between 1933 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,494 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
Nonsense novels by Stephen Leacock( Book )

147 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The still-hilarious parodies in this humorous collection offer ample evidence of Leacock's first-rate comic sensibilities. Highlights include Maddened by Mystery, a send-up of the detective novel, Gertrude the Governess, a bodice-ripping romance gone wrong, and Man in Asbestos, a sci-fi laugh riot
Literary lapses by Stephen Leacock( Book )

165 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,207 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
Arcadian adventures with the idle rich by Stephen Leacock( Book )

88 editions published between 1914 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 834 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 )

58 editions published between 1922 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 810 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 )

76 editions published between 1917 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 737 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
Behind the beyond : and other contributions to human knowledge by Stephen Leacock( Book )

79 editions published between 1913 and 2010 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the beyond --Familiar incidents --Parisian pastimes --The retroactive existence of Mr Juggins --Making a magazine --Homer and humbug
Moonbeams from the larger lunacy by Stephen Leacock( Book )

73 editions published between 1915 and 2014 in English and held by 699 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.>
Essays and literary studies by Stephen Leacock( Book )

55 editions published between 1916 and 2008 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

52 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.P. lives completely free of care in a world of happy illusion as the president of a railway that does not exist, and the head of a bank with credit but no cash. (New Canadian Library ; no. 53)
Further foolishness; sketches and satires on the follies of the day by Stephen Leacock( Book )

56 editions published between 1916 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Further Foolishness is a collection of Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock's humour sketches
Elements of political science by Stephen Leacock( Book )

62 editions published between 1906 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Leacock roundabout : a treasury of the best works of Stephen Leacock by Stephen Leacock( Book )

19 editions published between 1945 and 1989 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1939 and 1942 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to write by Stephen Leacock( Book )

19 editions published between 1943 and 2009 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The garden of folly by Stephen Leacock( Book )

14 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

43 editions published between 1920 and 2015 in English and held by 459 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 Hohenzollerns in America : with the Bolsheviks in Berlin and other impossibilities by Stephen Leacock( Book )

33 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 392 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
Laugh with Leacock : an anthology of the best work of Stephen Leacock by Stephen Leacock( Book )

29 editions published between 1913 and 1981 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Sunshine sketches of a little town
Alternative Names
Aŭtoro:Stephen Leacock

Leacock S.B. 1869-1944

Leacock, Stephen

Leacock, Stephen B. 1869-1944

Leacock, Stephen Butler

Leacock Stephen Butler 1869-1944

Leacock, Stephen Buttler.

Līkoks, Stīvens 1869-1944

Stephen Leacock Canadees econoom (1869-1944)

Stephen Leacock canadisk økonom

Stephen Leacock kanadensisk ekonom

Stephen Leacock kanadischer Politikwissenschaftler, Ökonom, Schriftsteller und Humorist

Stephen Leacock kanadisk økonom

Stephen Leacock writer and economist

Ликок С.Б. 1869-1944

Ликок, Стивен 1869-1944

Ликок, Стивен Батлер

Стивън Лийкок

Стівен Батлер Лікок

Սթիվեն Բաթլեր Լիքոք

ליקוק, סטיפן באטלר, 1869-1944

סטיבן ליקוק

ليكوك، ستيفن بتلر

ਸਟੀਫਨ ਲੀਕਾੱਕ

리콕, 스티븐 1869-1944

스티븐 리콕

リーコツク, スチーヴン

李科克

Languages
English (1,361)

French (14)

Czech (8)

Chinese (4)

German (3)

Italian (3)

Spanish (3)

Russian (1)

Covers
Charles Dickens : his life and workNonsense novelsLiterary lapsesArcadian adventures with the idle richMy discovery of EnglandBehind the beyond : and other contributions to human knowledgeMoonbeams from the larger lunacyEssays and literary studies