This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Stephen Leacock (1869-1944)
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A short biography of Stephen Leacock by Canadian Jouranlist Peter Gilchrist McArthur. Includes a selection of stories by Stephen Leacock. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for McArthur, Peter
Peter McArthur, writer (b at Ekfrid Township, Ont 10 Mar 1866; d at Toronto 28 Oct 1924). A prolific and popular writer whose body of work includes a critical appreciation of Stephen LEACOCK (1923), short fiction and occasional poetry, McArthur is best remembered for his humourous casual ESSAYS. Although he published his first book, To Be Taken With Salt: Being An Essay on Teaching One's Grandmother to Suck Eggs, in 1903, his reputation was established primarily through his twice-weekly contributions to the Toronto GLOBE (from 1909 to 1924) and his less regular appearances in the Farmer's Advocate (1910 to 1922), His most popular books--In Pastures Green (1915), The Red Cow and her Friends (1919) and Around Home (1925)--are compilations of these columns.--thecanadianencyclopedia.ca.
Author Bio for Leacock, Stephen Butler
Stephen Butler Leacock (December 30, 1869 - March 28, 1944) was a Canadian political scientist, and writer and humourist. He was extremely popular around the world, indeed, between 1915 and 1925 he was the most popular and widely read humourist in the English-speaking world.
Perhaps his most famous books were Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town and Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich, two of his thirty-five books of humour. He wrote twenty-eight books of non-fiction, his first was the famous Elements of Political Science.
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