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Montreal: Seaport and City

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This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Stephen Leacock (1869-1944)

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Title:Montreal: Seaport and City
Leacock, Stephen Butler   
(45 of 77 for author by title)
Moonbeams from the Larger Lunacy
Model Memoirs and Other Sketches from Simple to Serious
Andrews, George Henry   
Published:   1942
Publisher:McClelland and Stewart, Ltd.
Tags:Canada, Canadiana, history, Montreal, non-fiction, Quebec

Excellent addition to the Seaport Series, in a stimulating and non-conciliatory portrait of Montreal by the well loved Canadian professor-humorist. Here are the discoverers, colonists, the early struggles, the French, English and American influence, the stimulus of trade and expansion, the men of opportunity drawn there, the growing pains and rebellion of 1837-39, education, sanitation, civic life, good times and bad, shipping, McGill University—and improvements for the future. Happy blend of subject and author—high readability for publicizing our neighbor to the north.

—Kirkus Review [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:483 Info

Author Bio for Leacock, Stephen Butler

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Stephen Leacock (1869-1944) was a Canadian author. Born in England, his family moved to Canada when he was six years old. The family settled in Sutton, Ontario on the south shore of Lake Simcoe. A bright student, he went to Upper Canada College where he was top of his class. After a brief stint at teaching (which he loathed) he eventually went on to become chair of the Department of Economics and Political Science at McGill University. Although he wrote several books on these august subjects, he is best known for his light satirical and humorous writing, in particular, "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town". (Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature)

Author Bio for Andrews, George Henry

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George Henry Andrews (1816-1898) was an English painter who specialized in maritime scenery. Born in England, he began exhibiting in 1840. He was appointed the Royal Navy Artist and in 1860 and accompanied the Prince of Wales on a visit to Canada in 1860. Some of his work is featured in the book "Montreal: Seaport and City" by Stephen Leacock which is hosted here on Faded Page. (Galleries West)

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