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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   
(47 of 61 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 Leacock (1869-1944) was a Canadian author. Born in England, his family moved to Canada when he was six years old. The family settled in Sutton, Ontario on the south shore of Lake Simcoe. A bright student, he went to Upper Canada College where he was top of his class. After a brief stint at teaching (which he loathed) he eventually went on to become chair of the Department of Economics and Political Science at McGill University. Although he wrote several books on these august subjects, he is best known for his light satirical and humorous writing, in particular, "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town". (Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature)

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