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Humor: Its Theory and Technique

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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:Humor: Its Theory and Technique
Author:Leacock, Stephen Butler
Published:   1935
Publisher:Dodd, Mead & Company
Tags:fiction, humour
Description:Professor Leacock is a political economist, and in his less lively moments accustomed to dryness and order. His readers have grounds to entertain hopes of a more orderly treatise than he offers us in the present work; one hoped for a basic treatise on the art of belly laughter—a sort of anatomy of humor by a first-rate humorist. Instead, we are given a rambling and delightful book, filled with fun—with the serious best of it devoted to a comparison of methods distinguishing the jokes of Mark Twain and Charles Dickens, giants of the Victorian era, which Leacock regards as the golden age of humor. The inference is drawn that, in the middle of the nineteenth century, the implications of humor as social criticism were best supported by brutal fact.
—Laurence Stallings, The American Mercury, June 1935 [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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