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The Iron Man & The Tin Woman: A Book of Little Sketches of To-Day and To-Morrow.

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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:The Iron Man & The Tin Woman: A Book of Little Sketches of To-Day and To-Morrow.
Leacock, Stephen Butler   
(31 of 61 for author by title)
Last Leaves
Humor: Its Theory and Technique
Published:   1929
Publisher:Dodd, Mead and Company
Tags:Canadiana, fiction, humour, Canadian wit and humour

The publication of the new collection of Leacockisms may jog a mind here and there into a somewhat troubled state as to something askew somewhere. What is the source of this undefined worrit?

We know a young woman who lately got married. When it developed that certain of her habits produced some disharmony in her new relationship she observed wonderingly, "Why, I've done that for years"—it not occurring to her that in an altered order of things there might be occasion for some change in her perspective. Mr. Leacock, evidently curiously innocent of any suspicion as to the perpetual jollity of it all, has been doing his steady brand of humorisms for now nineteen years.

The volume in hand grasps at extreme contemporaneousness by such labels as "Futurities" and "Little Sketches of Today and Tomorrow," and by the device of treating of robots and such.

—The Saturday Review of Literature, April 12, 1930 [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:192 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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