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ISBN13: 9780771098925
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This original NCL collection brings together Leacock’s comic masterpieces, the many varieties of his remarkable humour. In one story a young man is seized by fear as he attempts to open his first bank account. In another, Lord Ronald, the beloved of Gertrude the Governess, “flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions.” In a third, the Mariposa Belle sinks in the shallow waters of Lake Wissanotti.

Completing these timeless comedies are two of Leacock’s own essays on humour.

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In one story, a young man attempts to open his first bank account. In another, Lord Ronald, the beloved of Gertrude the Governess, 'flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions.' In a third, the Mariposa Belle sinks in the shallow waters of Lake Wissanotti.

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This original NCL collection brings together Leacocks comic masterpieces, the many varieties of his remarkable humour. In one story a young man is seized by fear as he attempts to open his first bank account. In another, Lord Ronald, the beloved of Gertrude the Governess, “flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions.” In a third, the Mariposa Belle sinks in the shallow waters of Lake Wissanotti.

Completing these timeless comedies are two of Leacocks own essays on humour.

About the Author

Stephen Leacock was born in Swanmore, Hampshire, England, in 1869. His family emigrated to Canada in 1876 and settled on a farm north of Toronto. Educated at Upper Canada College and the University of Toronto, Leacock pursued graduate studies in economics at the University of Chicago, where he studied under Thorstein Veblen.

Even before he completed his doctorate, Leacock accepted a position as sessional lecturer in political science and economics at McGill University. When he received his Ph.D. in 1903, he was appointed to the position of lecturer. From 1908 until his retirement in 1936, he chaired the Department of Political Science and Economics.

Leacock’s most profitable book was his textbook, Elements of Political Science, which was translated into seventeen languages. The author of nineteen books and countless articles on economics, history, and political science, Leacock turned to the writing of humour as his beloved avocation. His first collection of comic stories, Literary Lapses, appeared in 1910, and from that time until his death he published a volume of humour almost every year.

Leacock also wrote popular biographies of his two favourite writers, Mark Twain and Charles Dickens. At the time of his death, he left four completed chapters of what was to have been his autobiography. These were published posthumously under the title The Boy I Left Behind Me.

Stephen Leacock died in Toronto, Ontario, in 1944.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780771098925
Afterword:
Staines, David
Author:
Staines, David
Author:
Leacock, Stephen
Author:
Leacock, Raymond
Publisher:
New Canadian Library
Location:
Toronto :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Humor
Subject:
Canadian wit and humor
Subject:
Humour canadien-anglais
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
New Canadian Library
Series Volume:
no. 8
Publication Date:
19930431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
6.99x4.29x.48 in. .25 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In one story, a young man attempts to open his first bank account. In another, Lord Ronald, the beloved of Gertrude the Governess, 'flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions.' In a third, the Mariposa Belle sinks in the shallow waters of Lake Wissanotti.
"Synopsis" by , This original NCL collection brings together Leacocks comic masterpieces, the many varieties of his remarkable humour. In one story a young man is seized by fear as he attempts to open his first bank account. In another, Lord Ronald, the beloved of Gertrude the Governess, “flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions.” In a third, the Mariposa Belle sinks in the shallow waters of Lake Wissanotti.

Completing these timeless comedies are two of Leacocks own essays on humour.

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