This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Stephen Leacock (1869-1944)
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Short Circuits is a superb collection of brief pieces by Stephen Leacock at his best. In it this irreverent observer of the human comedy touches on many subjects, including sports, the movie industry, radio, education, international relations, and current literature. Leacock illuminates the enduring follies of human nature through his lively wit, sharp satire, and spontaneous sense of incongruity, but his moods are often laced with hints of nostalgia and always convey his profound understanding. [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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