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Stephen Leacock

Author: Margaret MacMillan
Publisher: Toronto : Penguin Canada, 2009.
Series: Extraordinary Canadians.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Stephen Leacock's satiric masterpiece Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town captures "the Empire forever" mentality that marked Anglo-Canadian life in the early decades of the twentieth century. Historian Margaret Macmillan--whose books Women of the Raj and Paris 1919 cast fresh light on the colonial legacy--has great affection for Leacock's gentle wit and sharp-eyed insight. The renowned historian examines Leacock's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
MacMillan, Margaret, 1943-
Stephen Leacock.
Toronto : Penguin Canada, 2009
(OCoLC)707192807
Named Person: Stephen Leacock; Stephen Leacock; Stephen Leacock
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret MacMillan
ISBN: 9780670066810 0670066818
OCLC Number: 302060920
Description: xi, 175 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction / John Ralston Saul --
Who was Stephen Leacock and why should we care? --
The making of an English gentleman in Canada --
Escaping into adulthood --
Riding madly off in all direction --
Humour is a serious business --
The eccentric professor --
The public intellectual --
Life between two wars --
The melancholy twilight --
Why Leacock matters.
Series Title: Extraordinary Canadians.
Responsibility: by Margaret MacMillan ; with an introduction by John Ralston Saul.

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"Stephen Leacock's satiric masterpiece Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town captures "the Empire forever" mentality that marked Anglo-Canadian life in the early decades of the twentieth century. Historian Margaret Macmillan--whose books Women of the Raj and Paris 1919 cast fresh light on the colonial legacy--has great affection for Leacock's gentle wit and sharp-eyed insight. The renowned historian examines Leacock's life as a poor but ambitious student who rose to become an economist, celebrated academic, and, most importantly, the beloved humorist who taught Canadians to laugh at themselves."--Publisher's website.

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