This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Stephen Leacock (1869-1944)
|Title:||My Remarkable Uncle and Other Sketches|
|Publisher:||Dodd, Mead and Company Inc.|
|Tags:||Canadiana, compendium, essay, fiction, humour, Canadian wit and humour, New Canadian Library|
This celebrated collection of sketches sparkles with Stephen Leacock’s humour and shines with the warmth of his wit.
The comical E.P., star of the title essay, “My Remarkable Uncle,” is a classic Leacock character. He is president of a railway with a letterhead but no rails, and he heads a bank that boasts credit but no cash whatsoever – all of which trouble E.P. not in the least.
My Remarkable Uncle, a wonderful smorgasbord of mirth served up by a master of comedy, includes several essays, a short story, a political parable, and personal reflections on a dizzying array of subjects.
Here, in rich abundance, are the inspired nonsense and the unerring eye for human folly that have made Stephen Leacock Canada’s most celebrated humorist. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Leacock, Stephen Butler
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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