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Leacock, Stephen 1869-1944

Works: 1,033 works in 4,653 publications in 7 languages and 53,007 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Fiction  Humor  Anecdotes  Satirical literature  Quotations  Bibliographies  History  Parodies (Literature)  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Creator, Dedicatee, wpr, Writer of accompanying material, Bibliographic antecedent, Other
Classifications: PR6023.E15, 817.5
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Sunshine sketches of a little town by Stephen Leacock( Book )

248 editions published between 1912 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 2,131 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 )

202 editions published between 1900 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 1,954 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 )

209 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,709 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 )

35 editions published between 1933 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,467 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( )

140 editions published between 1914 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

77 editions published between 1901 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,213 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 )

92 editions published between 1917 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 1,143 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( )

81 editions published between 1915 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stephen Leacock's eye for the absurd and the pen which he used to poke gentle fun at the oddities of life have seldom appeared to greater or more humorous advantage than in this collection of sketches viewing from the funny side phenomena from the New Poet to businessmen, education, and the strange folk to be found in the reading room of a men's club." --Back cover
Social criticism : the unsolved riddle of social justice and other essays by Stephen Leacock( )

17 editions published between 1973 and 2018 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Leacock, long celebrated as Canada's foremost humorist and social satirist, has received little recognition for his considerable accomplishments as a serious thinker and social critic. In fact, Leacock was a professor of political economy, and more than half of his writings addressed the pressing issues of his day. 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.The collection begins with 'Greater Canada: an appeal,' which dates from 1907, when Leacock was a popular lecturer advancing the cause of imperialism. Bowker points out that, for Leacock, imperialism was more a spiritual mission than a political agenda, representing the opportunity to unite Canadians, to inspire allegiance to a lofty tradition, and thereby to combat the threat of materialism, urbanism, fragmentation, and continentalism. These themes resurface in subsequent essays, culminating in The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice, which was published in 1920. Carefully selected, and prefaced with an updated introduction to Leacock's life and work, these essays contribute to our understanding of Leacock and illuminate his role as a major figure in Canadian intellectual history
Elements of political science by Stephen Leacock( Book )

82 editions published between 1906 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the beyond : and other contributions to human knowledge by Stephen Leacock( Book )

86 editions published between 1913 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

77 editions published between 1916 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

56 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 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
Winsome Winnie, and other new nonsense novels by Stephen Leacock( Book )

64 editions published between 1920 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 672 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
Further foolishness; sketches and satires on the follies of the day by Stephen Leacock( Book )

61 editions published between 1916 and 1997 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mariner of St. Malo; a chronicle of the voyages of Jacques Cartier by Stephen Leacock( Book )

47 editions published between 1914 and 2018 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canadian author Stephen Leacock gained popular acclaim as a much-loved humor writer, publishing dozens of books in that vein over the course of his career. However, he was a trained scholar by trade who was also quite active in the realm of academic publishing. This historical chronicle of the life and exploits of sixteenth-century explorer Jacques Cartier straddles the line between popular and scholarly writing, presenting an engaging but exhaustively researched portrait of a complex
The Leacock roundabout : a treasury of the best works of Stephen Leacock by Stephen Leacock( Book )

37 editions published between 1945 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1939 and 1945 in English and French and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1071 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Potpourri of Leacock's witty prose
The unsolved riddle of social justice by Stephen Leacock( Book )

42 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canadian writer Stephen Leacock shot to literary acclaim as a satirist and humorist. However, many of his fans were unaware of the fact that Leacock was formally trained as a political scientist and economist and published widely in both disciplines. This incisive volume summarizes Leacock's views on several of the most crucial social, political, and economic questions that galvanized the world in the early twentieth century
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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 lunacySocial criticism : the unsolved riddle of social justice and other essaysEssays and literary studies
Alternative Names
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Leacock S.B.

Leacock S.B. 1869-1944

Leacock, Stephen

Leacock, Stephen B. 1869-1944

Leacock Stephen Butler

Leacock Stephen Butler 1869-1944

Leacock, Stephen Buttler.

Likok, Stivn

Likokas St.

Likokas Stivenas

Līkoks, Stīvens 1869-1944

Stephen Butler Leacock

Stephen Leacock angol író

Stephen Leacock Canadees econoom (1869-1944)

Stephen Leacock canadisk økonom

Stephen Leacock escritor e economista anglo-canadense

Stephen Leacock kanadensisk ekonom

Stephen Leacock kanadischer Politikwissenschaftler, Ökonom, Schriftsteller und Humorist

Stephen Leacock kanadisk økonom

Ликок С.Б

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

ליקוק, סטפן 1869-1944

סטיבן ליקוק

סטיבן ליקוק סופר וכלכלן אמריקאי

استفان لیکوک

ستيفين لياكوك

ليكوك، ستيفن بتلر

ਸਟੀਫਨ ਲੀਕਾੱਕ

리콕, 스티븐 1869-1944

리콕, 스티븐 버틀러 1869-1944

스티븐 리콕

リーコツク, スチーヴン



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