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Stephen Leacock

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(1869 - 1944)

Stephen Leacock

Stephen Butler Leacock, FRSC was an English-born Canadian teacher, political scientist, writer, and humourist. In the early part of the 20th century he was the best-known humorist in the English-speaking world. He is known for his light humour along with criticisms of people’s follies. The Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour was named in his honour.



Bibliography

Afternoons in Utopia: Tales of the New Time (1932)

Canadian satirist Stephen Leacock pens a parody of utopian fiction about the future.

Author(s): Stephen Leacock
Illustrator(s): Eldon Kelley

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Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich (1914)

An undisputed comic masterpiece which includes more stories about Maricopa, the subject of Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Stephen Leacock
Illustrator(s): None

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Behind the Beyond and Other Contributions to Human Knowledge (1913)

A collection of humorous essays by the Canadian master. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Stephen Leacock
Illustrator(s): Anne Harriet Fish

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The Best of Leacock (1957)

Selections from 32 books. Something between the amiable nonsense of English humor and the hard-cutting wit and satire of American humor. Edited and introduced by J.B. Priestley.

Author(s): Stephen Leacock
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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The Bodley Head Leacock (1957)

An anthology of Stephen Leacock stories filled with humor and wit.

Author(s): Stephen Leacock
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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A Carnival of Modern Humor (1967)

A collection of humorous pieces from the twentieth century.

Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
Stephen Leacock
P. G. Wodehouse
Et al
Illustrator(s): None

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A Carnival of Modern Humour (1968)

A collection of humorous pieces from the twentieth century.

Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
Stephen Leacock
P. G. Wodehouse
Et al
Illustrator(s): None

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A Christmas Carol (1934)

This edition of the classic story of the redemption of Ebenezer Scrooge has a preface by Stephen Leacock.

Author(s): Charles Dickens
Stephen Leacock
Illustrator(s): Gordon Ross

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Frenzied Fiction (1918)

Essays and stories by the Canadian humorist. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Stephen Leacock
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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Further Foolishness: Sketches and Satires on the Follies of the Day (1916)

A collection of humorous essays and stories by the Canadian author. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Stephen Leacock
Illustrator(s): M.B.A.

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Golden Tales of Canada (1938)

A collection of short stories by Canadian authors or with Canadian settings.

Author(s): Stephen Leacock
Thomas Morris Longstreth
Et al
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Literary Lapses: A Book of Sketches (1910)

This was the author’s first book of humorous sketches -- it starts right off with ‘My Financial Career’ -- one of his most often-anthologized pieces. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Stephen Leacock
Illustrator(s): None

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Literary Lapses: A Book of Sketches (1911)

This was a significantly enlarged edition with fourteen new sketches. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Stephen Leacock
Illustrator(s): None

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Moonbeams from the Larger Lunacy (1915)

Another collection of humorous essays and stories from our northern neighbor. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Stephen Leacock
Illustrator(s): Frank Hazen

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Nonsense Novels (1911)

A collection of novelistic parodies. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Stephen Leacock
Illustrator(s): None

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Nonsense Novels (1921)

A collection of parodies of popular novels. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Stephen Leacock
Illustrator(s): John Kettelwell

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Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (1912)

The classic collection of stories about a small town in Canada, including The Marine Excursions of the Knights of Pythias. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Stephen Leacock
Illustrator(s): Cyrus Cuneo

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Winsome Winnie and Other New Nonsense Novels (1920)

A second collection of parodies of contemporary fiction. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Stephen Leacock
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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