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Stephen Leacock (1869–1944)

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Born in Swanmore, England, Stephen Leacock was one of 11 children of an unsuccessful farmer and an ambitious mother, a woman to whom Leacock no doubt owed his energetic and status-conscious nature. In 1891, while teaching at the prestigious Upper Canada College in Toronto, Leacock obtained a modern visa mer language degree from the University of Toronto. In 1903, after receiving a Ph.D. in political economy from the University of Chicago, he joined the staff of McGill University, Montreal, as professor of politics and economics. Leacock's career as a humorist began when he had some comic pieces published as Literary Lapses in 1910. This successful book was followed by two more books of comic sketches, Nonsense Novels (1911) and Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (1912), which is now considered his best book. Leacock continued this frantic literary output for the remainder of his career, producing more than 30 books of humor as well as biographies and social commentaries. The Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour was established after his death to honor annually an outstanding Canadian humorist. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Stephen Leacock

Literary Lapses (1900) 259 exemplar
Nonsensnoveller (1900) 201 exemplar
A Treasury of Stephen Leacock (1999) 90 exemplar
Frenzied Fiction (1917) 73 exemplar
Laugh with Leacock (1720) 73 exemplar
My Discovery of England (1922) 73 exemplar
My Remarkable Uncle (1965) 62 exemplar
The Penguin Stephen Leacock (1981) 45 exemplar
Behind the Beyond (1913) 40 exemplar
Last Leaves (1945) 30 exemplar
Short circuits (1928) 26 exemplar
Winnowed Wisdom (1926) 23 exemplar
Feast of Stephen (1974) 22 exemplar
Leacock Roundabout (1946) 21 exemplar
The Hohenzollerns in America (1919) 20 exemplar
The Garden of Folly (1924) 16 exemplar
The Bodley Head Leacock (1957) 16 exemplar
Happy Stories (1943) 16 exemplar
The Iron Man and the Tin Woman (1929) 13 exemplar
Stephen Leacock's Laugh Parade (1940) 12 exemplar
Over the footlights 12 exemplar
How to Write (1943) 12 exemplar
Essays and Literary Studies (1921) 10 exemplar
The Best of Leacock (1957) 10 exemplar
Canada's War at Sea (1944) 9 exemplar
Afternoons in Utopia (1932) 9 exemplar
Mark Twain (1932) 8 exemplar
The Boy I Left Behind Me (1946) 8 exemplar
The Man In Asbestos (1911) 7 exemplar
Leacock's Montreal (1963) 7 exemplar
College Days (1923) 5 exemplar
A kék Edward (1987) 5 exemplar
Montreal: Seaport and City (1944) 5 exemplar
The Pursuit Of Knowledge (1934) 4 exemplar
Gertrude the Governess (2011) 3 exemplar
Here Are My Lectures (1938) 3 exemplar
Model Memoirs (1938) 3 exemplar
Volání karburátoru (2005) 2 exemplar
Lessons from Leacock (2000) 2 exemplar
Our Heritage of Liberty (1942) 2 exemplar
Canada and the Sea 1 exemplar
Humoreszkek 1 exemplar
Un été a Mariposa (1986) 1 exemplar
LibriVox Christmas Short Works Collection 2020 — Författare — 1 exemplar
Ivir Zivir Öyküler (2021) 1 exemplar
Wet Wit & Dry Humour (1931) 1 exemplar
Pochybné podniky (1995) 1 exemplar
Buggam Grange 1 exemplar
Great Occasions (1941) 1 exemplar
Un grain de sel-- (1985) 1 exemplar
A Book of Ridiculous Stories (1920) 1 exemplar
PUKINSORKKA 1 exemplar
Leacock-à-l'âne (1992) 1 exemplar
Merry Christmas (1917) 1 exemplar
Unicorn Leacock (Unicorn S) (1960) 1 exemplar
THE IMAGE OF AMERICA (1960) 1 exemplar
U svim pravcima 1 exemplar
A rejtély titka 1 exemplar

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The Oxford Book of Canadian Ghost Stories (1990) — Bidragsgivare — 19 exemplar
Chucklebait (1945) — Bidragsgivare — 14 exemplar
The Second Century of Detective Stories (1938) — Bidragsgivare — 12 exemplar
Tall Short Stories (1960) — Bidragsgivare — 9 exemplar
Murder Without Tears (1946) — Bidragsgivare — 9 exemplar
World's Great Humorous Stories (1944) — Bidragsgivare — 9 exemplar
Writer to Writer: Readings on the Craft of Writing (1966) — Bidragsgivare — 8 exemplar
All Sails Set (1948) — Bidragsgivare — 8 exemplar
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Focus (1970) — Bidragsgivare — 6 exemplar
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15 Stories: An Anthology for Secondary Schools (1960) — Bidragsgivare — 3 exemplar
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Spionhistorier fra hele verden — Bidragsgivare — 2 exemplar
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BooksInMirror | Feb 19, 2024 |
Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town is a delightful read by Stephen Leacock.

I had to read this for a Canadian Literature class, and my gosh is it such a gem! It's one of those historical books I had never even heard of, yet it is such a staple for Canadian culture. Hilarity and hypocrisy ensues in this book, and it's just overall amazing. I'm truly impressed and want to pick up more by this comedic genius.

This collection of stories follows the city of Mariposa and its wacky and unusual residents. Politics, romance and business all intertwine and make this book one joyful ride.

There's lots of sarcasm, irony and satire hidden among this book. The descriptions of Mariposa also prove to be stunning beautiful and absolutely hilarious. Yes, indeed if you have seen one Canadian city, you have seen them all!

If you're looking for a little satire with a lot of Canadian wit and culture among it, grab this book. It's also a very positive book, shockingly. It doesn't make you feel negative or disgusted at the town of Mariposa. It's a book you're going to chuckle at. Enjoy the positivity - we need it during times like these.

Five out of five stars.
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Briars_Reviews | 11 andra recensioner | Aug 4, 2023 |
A collection of short pieces Contents: The Secrets of Success; The Human Mind Up to Date; The Human Body: Its Care and Prevention; The Perfect Salesman; Romances of Business; The Perfect Lover's Guide; The Progress of Human Knowledge; Glimpses of the Future in America; My Unposted Correspondence; Letters to the New Rulers of the World. This collection does not contain any of Leacock's classics, but is an enjoyable read, and a reminder that this Canadian was the English speaking world's favourite humourist in the 1920's.… (mer)
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DinadansFriend | Feb 21, 2023 |
Indeholder "Højfinansens Troldmand", "Mr. Tomlinsons Veldædighed", "Mrs. Rasselyer-Browns Selskab", "Mr. Spillikins' Kærlighedshistorie", "De rivaliserende Kirker St. Asaph og St. Psoph", "Pastor Uttermust Dumfarthings Præstegerning".

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Om man opfatter det som enkeltstående fortællinger eller som kapitler i en bog er vist ligegyldigt.
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