fadedpage.com

FP now includes 4991 eBooks in its collection.

  main page


Frenzied Fiction

Cover Image

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

Book Details

Title:Frenzied Fiction
Author:
Leacock, Stephen Butler   
(21 of 59 for author by title)
Further Foolishness: Sketches and Satires on the Follies of the Day
Follies in Fiction
Published:   1918
Tags:Canadiana, fiction, humour, short stories, Canadian wit and humour, New Canadian Library
Description:

Humor cannot be explained in terms of itself, but in terms of the world that most of us live in, Mr. Leacock’s humor seems reactionary. A subtly hypocritical demagogue, he sows, in the normal mob, laughter against the abnormal. He subtly gives aid and comfort to all that in us is the enemy of the unusual; he is the humorist of the class war of lowbrows against highbrows.

And Mr. Leacock is funny all the time, without rest, without mercy, feverishly, greedily, filling the balloons of reality with laughing gas to the bursting point, firing a ceaseless barrage of humor between himself and incomprehensible or unpleasant things. A humor of our human resistances: accumulated irritation, small dislike—the humor of how we feel toward nature cranks, thin lipped prohibitionists, learned professors, elderly aunts. But a buoyant, surprising, elastic, imaginative and flavored humor, so that one laughs aloud.

—The New Republic, April 6, 1918 [Suggest a different description.]

Downloads:143
Pages:77 Info

Author Bio for Leacock, Stephen Butler

Author Image

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.

Available Formats

UTF-8 text   20150603.txt
HTML20150603.html
Epub20150603.epubIf you cannot open a .mobi file on your mobile device, please use .epub with an appropriate eReader.
Mobi/Kindle20150603.mobiInfoNot all Kindles or Kindle apps open all .mobi files.
PDF (tablet)20150603-a5.pdf
HTML Zip20150603-h.zip

This book is in the public domain in Canada, and is made available to you DRM-free. You may do whatever you like with this book, but mostly we hope you will read it.

Here at FadedPage and our companion site Distributed Proofreaders Canada, we pride ourselves on producing the best ebooks you can find. Please tell us about any errors you have found in this book, or in the information on this page about this book.