My Discovery of England by Stephen Leacock

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My Discovery of England is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Stephen Leacock is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of Stephen Leacock then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
 

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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 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.
 
Published May 11, 2012 by University of Michigan Library. 125 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, History, Travel, Business & Economics, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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