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Delphi Collected Works of Stephen Leacock (Illustrated)

Stephen Leacock

Publisher: Delphi Classics Ltd

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Summary

The internationally acclaimed Canadian humorist, Stephen Leacock produced over thirty books of light-hearted sketches and essays. The beguiling fantasies and hilarious tales of ‘Literary Lapses’ (1910), ‘Nonsense Novels’ (1911) and ‘Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town’ (1912) helped launch Leacock’s career as a master writer of humour. He also produced learned and well-researched non-fiction books, including important historical works on his beloved home of Canada and detailed reviews of literary figures. This comprehensive eBook presents Leacock’s collected works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)
 
* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Leacock’s life and works* All 12 short story collections available in the US public domain, with individual contents tables* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories* Easily locate the short stories you want to read* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts* Excellent formatting of the texts* Rare non-fiction works* Includes Leacock’s play ‘Q’* Features Peter McArthur’s seminal biography – discover Leacock’s literary life* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
 
Please note: the eBook contains as many Leacock works as possible available in the US public domain. New texts will be added to the edition as they become available.
 
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CONTENTS:
 
ContentsThe FictionLiterary LapsesNonsense NovelsSunshine Sketches of a Little TownBehind the BeyondArcadian Adventures with the Idle RichMoonbeams from the Larger LunacyFurther FoolishnessEssays and Literary StudiesFrenzied FictionThe Hohenzollerns in AmericaWinsome WinnieMy Discovery of England
 
The Short StoriesList of Short Stories in Chronological OrderList of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order
 
The Play“Q”: A Farce in One Act
 
The Non-FictionElements of Political ScienceBaldwin, Lafontaine, Hincks: Responsible GovernmentAdventurers of the Far NorthThe Dawn of Canadian HistoryThe Mariner of St. MaloThe Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice
 
The BiographyStephen Leacock by Peter McArthur
 
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