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“All chess players think of opening on the Queen's side but never do. Life ends too soon.”
—S. Leacock, “Pawn to King's Four”
Stephen Butler Leacock (1869-1944), Canada's most famous humourist as well as a highly respected economist and educator, was a prolific writer of fiction and nonfiction. He travelled around the globe delivering speeches, usually on economic subjects in a witty and satirical style. With a Ph.D. in political economy from the University of Chicago, he lectured and chaired the economics department at McGill University until his retirement in 1936.
Happy Stories, Just to Laugh at is a collection of 24 short stories that was one of Stephen Leacock's last publications. Happy Stories, along with two other titles, My Remarkable Uncle and Wit & Humour, were also part of the specially published book collection of Armed Services Editions (ASEs) for troops and POWs during WWII. These light, paperback editions, the size of a serviceman's pocket, provided relief to many servicemen and POWs.
Happy Stories, Just to Laugh at is available at Faded Page here along with 35 other Leacock titles of humor and nonfiction including Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, The Boy I Left Behind Me, The Hohenzollerns in America, and 1937 Governor General's Award winner My Discovery of the West. We have many more Leacock titles under development at the current time, come join us and proof a few pages and help us bring more Stephen Leacock public domain titles to Canada.
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