Stephen Butler Leacock shares the stage with Dickens and Twain as one of the best-loved humorists in the English-speaking world. Author of such masterpieces as Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, Leac
Stephen Butler Leacock shares the stage with Dickens and Twain as one of the best-loved humorists in the English-speaking world. Author of such masterpieces as Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town and Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich, Leacock was a man of biting satire and joyous observation. One whose life straddled half the reign of Queen Victoria and half the twentieth century. He was also a professional economist whose Elements of Political Science outsold even his best received fiction during his lifetime.
Stephen Leacock: His Remarkable Life is the most comprehensive and thoroughly researched biography of this amazing man. Based on private letters, diaries, newspaper accounts and memoirs, this fully illustrated volume explores his personal and public lives, his amazing creative process and the impact he had as a writer, teacher and thinker. It alone will form the background for appreciating the source of Leacock's humour and its significance in his lifetime and ours.
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is an internationally celebrated author who has received the Guggenheim Fellowship. the Award in Literature of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. and was recently shortlisted for the Governor General's Award for Poetry.
is the author of A Distinction of Stories, a story of Geoffrey Chaucer.
Theresa Moritz and Albert Moritz are also co-authors of The Oxford Illustrated Literary Guide to Canada.
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"The best literary biographies make you run out to get some of the author's work. This book definitely does that."
— The Toronto Star