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Essays and Literary Studies

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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:Essays and Literary Studies
Leacock, Stephen Butler   
(19 of 61 for author by title)
Follies in Fiction
Elements of Political Science
Published:   1916
Publisher:John Lane Company
Tags:Canadiana, essay, humour, Canadian wit and humour, mixed fiction/nonfiction


I. The Apology of a Professor

II. The Devil and the Deep Sea

III. Literature and Education in America

IV. American Humour

V. The Woman Question

VI. The Lot of the Schoolmaster

VII. Fiction and Reality

VIII. The Amazing Genius of O. Henry

IX. A Rehabilitation of Charles II [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:121 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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