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Frenzied Fiction by Stephen Leacock

Frenzied Fiction (1917)

by Stephen Leacock

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These short pieces reveal a very keen mind, for each one is a devastating review of the genres available to the reading public in the early years of the twentieth century. Each one is also very funny, as well as hitting all the bases that made such books hits with the general public. Lots of fun, and also very useful in keeping the reader informed about the quality of any subsequent reading they indulge in. ( )
  DinadansFriend | May 31, 2014 |
Stephen Leacock's fictions aren't exactly frenzied, but they do in more than one place take a surprisingly modern tone. Not bad, all things being equal, for a writer working almost one hundred years ago.

Full review here: https://bibliomaneblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/05/frenzied-fiction-by-stephen-leacock-a-review/ ( )
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This book is in public domain in the USA and the e-book is available free online.  

Between the years 1915 and 1925, Leacock was the most popular humorist in the English-speaking world... Literary Lapses (1910), Nonsense Novels (1911) – probably his best books of humorous sketches... Leacock's humorous style was reminiscent of Mark Twain and Charles Dickens at their sunniest... Collections of sketches continued to follow almost annually at times, with a mixture of whimsy, parody, nonsense, and satire that was never bitter.
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

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