This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Stephen Leacock (1869-1944)
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|Tags:||Canadiana, fiction, humour, Canadian wit and humour|
“College Days” has a promising title; one expect something really amusing this time. But it isn’t. Here and there one finds a gorgeous bit which proves that Leacock did write it himself, but for the most part these are quite ordinary sketches. The exception is “Idleness, A Song for the Long Vacation”, a nonsense jingle of the very best.
—The Bookman, March 1924 [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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