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The Garden of Folly

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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:The Garden of Folly
Leacock, Stephen Butler   
(24 of 77 for author by title)
The Gathering Financial Crisis in Canada. A Survey of the Present Critical Situation.
Further Foolishness: Sketches and Satires on the Follies of the Day
Published:   1924
Publisher:Dodd, Mead & Company
Tags:Canadiana, fiction, humour, Canadian wit and humour

Preface. Concerning Humour and Humourists

I The Secrets of Success

II The Human Mind Up To Date

III The Human Body: Its Care and Prevention

IV The Perfect Salesman

V Romances of Business

1. Alfred of the Advertisements

2. Tom Lachford Promoter

3. Our Business Benefactors

VI The Perfect Lover’s Guide

VII The Progress of Human Knowledge

1. The Restoration of Whiskers

2. Then and Now

VIII Glimpses of the Future in America

IX My Unposted Correspondence

X Letters to the New Rulers of the World

1. To the Secretary of the League of Nations

2. To a Disconsolate King

3. To a Plumber

4. To a Hotel Manager

5. To a Prohibitionist

6. To a Spiritualist [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:162 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)

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