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Stephen Leacock (1869–1944)

Autor/a de Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

135+ obres 2,830 Membres 41 Ressenyes 14 preferits

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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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Stephen Leacock

Literary Lapses (1900) 262 exemplars
Nonsense Novels (1900) 202 exemplars
A Treasury of Stephen Leacock (1999) 94 exemplars
My Discovery of England (1922) 76 exemplars
Frenzied Fiction (1917) 74 exemplars
Laugh with Leacock (1720) 73 exemplars
My Remarkable Uncle (1965) 63 exemplars
The Penguin Stephen Leacock (1981) 46 exemplars
Behind the Beyond (1913) 40 exemplars
Last Leaves (1945) 31 exemplars
Short circuits (1928) 27 exemplars
Winnowed Wisdom (1926) 23 exemplars
Feast of Stephen (1974) 22 exemplars
Leacock Roundabout (1946) 21 exemplars
The Hohenzollerns in America (1919) 21 exemplars
The Garden of Folly (1924) 16 exemplars
The Bodley Head Leacock (1957) 16 exemplars
Happy Stories (1943) 16 exemplars
The Iron Man and the Tin Woman (1929) 13 exemplars
Stephen Leacock's Laugh Parade (1940) 13 exemplars
Over the footlights 13 exemplars
How to Write (1943) 12 exemplars
Essays and Literary Studies (1921) 10 exemplars
The Best of Leacock (1957) 10 exemplars
Canada's War at Sea (1944) 9 exemplars
Afternoons in Utopia (1932) 9 exemplars
Mark Twain (1932) 8 exemplars
The Boy I Left Behind Me (1946) 8 exemplars
Elements of Political Science (1913) 7 exemplars
The Man In Asbestos (1911) 7 exemplars
Leacock's Montreal (1963) 7 exemplars
College Days (1923) 5 exemplars
A kék Edward (1987) 5 exemplars
Montreal: Seaport and City (1944) 5 exemplars
The Pursuit Of Knowledge (1934) 4 exemplars
Gertrude the Governess (2011) 3 exemplars
Here Are My Lectures (1938) 3 exemplars
Model Memoirs (1938) 3 exemplars
Volání karburátoru (2005) 2 exemplars
Lessons from Leacock (2000) 2 exemplars
Our Heritage of Liberty (1942) 2 exemplars
Canada and the Sea 1 exemplars
Humoreszkek 1 exemplars
The Essential Stephen Leacock (2015) 1 exemplars
Un été a Mariposa (1986) 1 exemplars
Ivir Zivir Öyküler (2021) 1 exemplars
Wet Wit & Dry Humour (1931) 1 exemplars
Pochybné podniky (1995) 1 exemplars
Buggam Grange 1 exemplars
Great Occasions (1941) 1 exemplars
Un grain de sel-- (1985) 1 exemplars
A Book of Ridiculous Stories (1920) 1 exemplars
PUKINSORKKA 1 exemplars
Leacock-à-l'âne (1992) 1 exemplars
Merry Christmas (1917) 1 exemplars
Unicorn Leacock (Unicorn S) (1960) 1 exemplars
THE IMAGE OF AMERICA (1960) 1 exemplars
U svim pravcima 1 exemplars
A rejtély titka 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Flying Sorcerers: More Comic Tales of Fantasy (1997) — Col·laborador — 509 exemplars
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Col·laborador — 291 exemplars
Detective Stories (1998) — Col·laborador — 270 exemplars
100 Dastardly Little Detective Stories (1993) — Col·laborador — 212 exemplars
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (2015) — Col·laborador — 144 exemplars
From Ink Lake: Canadian Stories (1990) — Col·laborador — 130 exemplars
Read With Me (1965) — Col·laborador — 129 exemplars
The World of Mathematics, Volume 4 (1956) — Col·laborador — 123 exemplars
The Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English (1986) — Col·laborador — 112 exemplars
The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes (1989) — Col·laborador — 89 exemplars
Empire Writing: An Anthology of Colonial Literature 1870-1918 (1998) — Col·laborador — 84 exemplars
British and American Short Stories (1960) — Col·laborador — 75 exemplars
Desert Island Decameron (1945) — Col·laborador — 57 exemplars
The Canadian Children's Treasury (1994) — Col·laborador — 56 exemplars
100 Hilarious Little Howlers (1999) — Col·laborador — 54 exemplars
Great Canadian Short Stories (1971) — Col·laborador — 53 exemplars
Reading for Pleasure (1957) — Col·laborador — 51 exemplars
Canadian Short Stories (1960) — Col·laborador — 45 exemplars
Prose and Poetry for Appreciation (1934) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions44 exemplars
A Century of Humour (1934) — Col·laborador — 42 exemplars
Unsolved Mysteries of the Arctic (1939) — Introducció — 38 exemplars
Essays Old and New (1934) 35 exemplars
The Valancourt Book of Victorian Christmas Ghost Stories, Volume 4 (2020) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars
A Treasury of Old-Fashioned Christmas Stories (2006) — Col·laborador — 29 exemplars
A Book of Essays (1963) — Col·laborador — 26 exemplars
The Best of Both Worlds: An Anthology of Stories for All Ages (1968) — Col·laborador — 25 exemplars
The Great Book of Humour (1935) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
Chills and Thrills: Tales of Terror and Enchantment (2001) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
The Looking Glass Book of Stories (1960) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
The Oxford Book of Canadian Ghost Stories (1990) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars
Chucklebait (1945) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
The Defective Detective: Mystery Parodies by the Great Humorists (1992) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
The Second Century of Detective Stories (1938) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
World's Great Humorous Stories (1944) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Murder Without Tears (1946) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Tall Short Stories (1960) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Writer to Writer: Readings on the Craft of Writing (1966) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
All Sails Set (1948) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
Other Canadas: An Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy (1979) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Focus (1970) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Famosos casos de estafa y pillaje (1977) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
15 Stories: An Anthology for Secondary Schools (1960) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
The Detective in Fiction: A Posse of Eight — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Spionhistorier fra hele verden (1959) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Strictly on the Funny Side (1944) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Maddened by Mystery: A Casebook of Canadian Detective Fiction (1982) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars

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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 | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | 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.… (més)
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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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bnielsen | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Feb 18, 2023 |

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