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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. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town 693 copies, 11 reviews
Literary Lapses 254 copies, 1 review
Nonsense Novels 188 copies, 3 reviews
Frenzied Fiction 89 copies, 1 review
My Discovery of England 71 copies, 2 reviews
Laugh with Leacock 67 copies, 1 review
Last Leaves 30 copies
Short circuits 23 copies, 1 review
Winnowed Wisdom 21 copies
Happy Stories 16 copies
How to Write 12 copies
Canada's War at Sea 8 copies, 1 review
Mark Twain 6 copies
College Days 5 copies
A kék Edward 3 copies
Model Memoirs 2 copies
Canada and the Sea 1 copy, 1 review
The Flying Sorcerers: More Comic Tales of Fantasy (Contributor) 477 copies, 3 reviews
Best of Modern Humor (Contributor) 275 copies, 3 reviews
Detective Stories (Story Library) (Contributor) 242 copies, 1 review
100 Dastardly Little Detective Stories (Contributor) 192 copies, 1 review
From Ink Lake: Canadian Stories (Contributor) 120 copies
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Contributor) 109 copies, 3 reviews
The Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English (Contributor) 105 copies, 2 reviews
The World of Mathematics, Volume 4 (Contributor) 100 copies
The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes (Contributor) 79 copies, 1 review
Desert Island Decameron (Contributor) 54 copies
100 Hilarious Little Howlers (Contributor) 52 copies
Great Canadian Short Stories (Contributor) 49 copies
Reading for Pleasure (Contributor) 47 copies
Canadian Short Stories (Contributor) 46 copies
The Canadian Children's Treasury (Contributor) 43 copies
A Century of Humour (Contributor) 42 copies
Unsolved Mysteries of the Arctic (Introduction) 28 copies, 1 review
A Book of Essays (Contributor) 25 copies
Chucklebait (Contributor) 12 copies
Tall Short Stories (Contributor) 9 copies
Murder Without Tears (Contributor) 8 copies
All Sails Set (Contributor) 7 copies
World's Great Humorous Stories (Contributor) 7 copies
Focus (Contributor) 6 copies
Spionhistorier fra hele verden (Contributor) 2 copies, 1 review

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