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Nonsense Novels

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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:Nonsense Novels
Author:
Leacock, Stephen Butler   
(46 of 59 for author by title)
The Original Stephen Leacock
My Remarkable Uncle and Other Sketches
Published:   1922
Publisher:John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd.
Tags:Canadiana, fiction, humour, short stories, Canadian wit and humour, New Canadian Library
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Nonsense Novels sends up the silliest conventions of the ghost story, the detective story, the rags-to-riches story, the adventure story, the shipwreck story, and, of course, the story itself. Among other things. Here the close cultivation of cliché yields a bumper crop of absurdity and the utterly ludicrous turns up at every new twist of the tale.

This is a satirical masterpiece. Stephen Leacock was a genius. [Suggest a different description.]

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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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