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eBook The Letters of Stephen Leacock ePub
Author: David Staines
Language: English
ISBN: 0195408691
ISBN13: 978-0195408690
Publisher: Oxford University Press Canada; First Edition edition (April 26, 2006)
Pages: 594
Category: Essays & Correspondence
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.1
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David Staines has spent 15 years bringing together Leacock's letters, many of them from private collections in Britain, the United States, and Canada. His ten chapter introductions place these carefully selected and annotated letters in the context of Leacock's life and work.

David Staines has spent 15 years bringing together Leacock's letters, many of them from private collections in Britain, the United States, and Canada.

David Staines has spent 15 years bringing together Leacock's letters, many . Books related to Selected Letters of Stephen Leacock.

Illustrated with several original photographs, The Letters of Stephen Leacock brings together over 800 letters, most of them never before published. Together they give a vivid picture of one of the twentieth century's most distinguished men of letters, a man who was honest, compassionate, and committed to his craft. David Staines has spent 15 years bringing together Leacock's letters, many of them from private collections in Britain, the United States, and Canada.

Forty wry, whimsical and witty essays. 769. 0. Published: 2004. 714. Published: 2003.

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Stephen P. H. Butler Leacock FRSC (30 December 1869 – 28 March 1944) was a Canadian teacher, political scientist, writer, and humourist. Between the years 1915 and 1925, he was the best-known English-speaking humourist in the world

Stephen P. Between the years 1915 and 1925, he was the best-known English-speaking humourist in the world. He is known for his light humour along with criticisms of people's follies. Stephen Leacock was born in Swanmore, a village near Southampton in southern England

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The Stephen Leacock Page at American Literature, featuring a biography and Free Library of the author's Novels . At one point, it was said that more people had heard of Stephen Leacock than Canada.

The Stephen Leacock Page at American Literature, featuring a biography and Free Library of the author's Novels, Stories, Poems, Letters, and Texts. At least one source estimates that between 1910 and 1925, Leacock was the most widely read author in the English speaking world. Leacock's wit and humour were not trifled with easily. A critic wrote, "What is there is, after all, in Professor Leacock's humour but a rather ingenious mixture of hyperbole and myosis?" Leacock unholstered his famous wit, took steady aim at the hapless critic and replied: The man was right.

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This collection of essays explores the many dimensions of the writings of Stephen Leacock, the well-loved Canadian author of "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town".

Widely recognized as Canada's finest literary humorist, Stephen Leacock was a prolific author, publishing over sixty books during his lifetime, in addition to countless articles and pamphlets. He was also a devoted correspondent, writing hundreds of letters to friends, relatives, and businessassociates.

Widely recognized as Canada's finest literary humorist, Stephen Leacock was a prolific author, publishing over sixty books during his lifetime, in addition to countless articles and pamphlets. He was also a devoted correspondent, writing hundreds of letters to friends, relatives, and business associates. Illustrated with several original photographs, The Letters of Stephen Leacock brings together over 800 letters, most of them never before published. Together they give a vivid picture of one of the twentieth century's most distinguished men of letters, a man who was honest, compassionate, and committed to his craft. From the brief, unpolished lines he wrote as a boy to his father, to the final letters he wrote before his death, Leacock's correspondence reveals much about the man behind the humour: the devoted son, husband, and father; the distinguished McGill professor; the proud Canadian; the generous uncle; the social critic; and the private citizen consumed and deeply troubled by the two world wars. Fans of Leacock's many books of humour will find glimpses of his trademark wit in letters on subjects ranging from the Scottish penchant for whiskey to the beauty of the west. serious works on many topics, including political economy, education, and social reform, and many of his strong views on these subjects are laid out plainly in letters to associates and friends. He was also an astute businessman, and was, as letters to numerous publishers show, a writer by profession. As Leacock himself wrote of his letters to a friend and associate, 'We wrote in the plain straighforward way only possible in such an interchange of letters, about what we thought of this new world that seemed to overwhelm us in our old age.' These are the letters of a gentleman, written with charm, grace, and humour, occassionally blunt and assertive in dealings with publishers, but - in keeping with his humour - never mean-spirited or designed to injure. Together, they represent a fascinating collection that will captivate anyone who enjoys Canadian fiction or history. David Staines has spent 15 years bringing together Leacock's letters, many of them from private collections in Britain, the United States, and Canada. letters in the context of Leacock's life and work.
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