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Over the Footlights

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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:Over the Footlights
Leacock, Stephen Butler   
(50 of 61 for author by title)
Short Circuits
Our Heritage of Liberty: Its Origin, Its Achievement, Its Crisis. A Book for Wartime
Published:   1923
Publisher:Dodd, Mead and Company
Tags:Canadiana, fiction, humour, Canadian wit and humour

“Roughing it in the Bush,” a study of the three friends who are “tough enough to stand the hardships of living in the open,” is delightful. At the end of the “roughing” we are shown the three friends, in boiled shirts, washing down a chefs dinner with champagne, and going over to the hotel. “It seems there is dancing at the hotel every evening.” An Ibsen play, The Sub-Contractor, is funny; so is Cast Up by the Sea, an old-fashioned melodrama; so is Deadmen's Gold, a film. A Greek tragedy, Oroastus, “as put on by the senior class of the Podunk High School,” is as amusing.

—The Spectator, August 10, 1923 [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:150 Info

Author Bio for Leacock, Stephen Butler

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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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