This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Stephen Leacock (1869-1944)
|Title:||The Boy I Left Behind Me|
|Publisher:||Doubleday & Company, Inc.|
|Tags:||autobiography, Canadiana, non-fiction|
This slender book of Stephen Leacock's reminiscences of his youth and early education is the beginning of an autobiography which his death unfortunately left uncompleted. It is a genial, pleasant, witty (occasionally barbed), discursive account of his boyhood in Victorian England and his life up to his twentieth year. It takes him from Swanmore, Hampshire, where he was born, through the years on the Old Farm in Canada where his family moved when he was six or so, his boarding school days in Upper Canada College in Toronto, his teacher's training course at Strathroy, to his first year as a teacher of modern languages at Uxbridge, "situated nowhere in particular on the high ground between Lake Ontario and Lake Simcoe."... from a review by Sara Henderson Hay [Suggest a different description.]
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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