[Epub] ❧ Stephen Leacock Author Margaret MacMillan – Freeboooks.com

Stephen Leacock Canada S Foremost Historian Examines The Life Of A Great Humorist.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.


10 thoughts on “Stephen Leacock

  1. says:

    This is an insightful and affectionate portrait of Stephen Leacock as part of the series Extraordinary Canadians edited by John Ralston Saul.Most Canadians remember Leacock as the humourist who wrote Literary Lapses published in 1910 and Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town , published in 1912 and still in print The second book, about life in Mariposa, a small fictional town in Ontario, made him an international star But Leacock was not just a humourist, he was also a teacher, a lecturer, a This is an insightful and affectionate portrait of Stephen Leacock as part of the series Extraordinary Canadians edited by John Ralston Saul.Most Canadians remember Leacock as the humourist who wrote Literary Lapses published in 1910 and Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town , published in 1912 and still in print The second book, about life in Mariposa, a small fictional town in Ontario, made him an international star But Leacock was not just a humourist, he was also a teacher, a lecturer, and public intellectual engaged with the many important issues of his day He pondered and lectured on a variety of subjects government, fluctuating economies, war, political philosophy, and the age old question of what really constitutes a just society This book provides us with an understanding of Leacock s many accomplishments, as well as all the interesting details of his personal life Leacock was born in Britain, the son of a young couple who married without their parent s consent Agnes, St...


  2. says:

    In relation to the authors of the other Extraordinary Canadians, I didn t feel Macmillan drove home Leacock s likely contribution to Canadian society enough For me, most fascinating were the parallels between Leacock s personality and...


  3. says:

    I am finding in these Extraordinary Canadians books that the history of my country which frames the biographies is often just as interesting as the life story of the featured person The Stephen Leacock book is like that Really, his...


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