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Chronicles of Canada -- Dawn of Canadian History: Aboriginal Canada by Stephen Leacock
 
Most readers of Stephen Leacock's works are familiar with his witty and humorous writings, but few may be aware that he was also a gifted teacher, political ideologue, economist and fiction writer. Though he wrote six books on Canadian history, none of them attained the status of a standard text on the subject and were regarded more as opinion pieces without much academic foundation. Yet, the Chronicles of Canada series by Stephen Leacock remains an interesting and entertaining read. In this ...
 
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The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice by Stephen Leacock
 
This lengthy political essay by noted Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock was written while he was professor of political economy at McGill University. He argues for a middle ground between individualism/capitalism and pure socialism. Listeners in the early 21st century may find this 90-year old essay oddly topical.
 
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Chronicles of Canada Volume 01 - The Dawn of Canadian History: A Chronicle of Aboriginal Canada by LEACOCK, Stephen
 
This book describes Canada from the beginning of existence to its first European discoverers and includes a brief history of the aboriginal people. These little books were designed to cover Canadian history in a scholarly and readable fashion.
 
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Soaked In Seaweed and 7 other Nonsense Novels by Stephen Leacock
 
8 great spoofs of 'types' of fiction by the premier Canadian humorist Leacock, taken from his book Nonsense Novels. The title of each parody gives away it's genre. Soaked in Seaweed or, Upset in the Ocean; Maddened by Mystery: or, The Defective Detective; "Q." A Psychic Pstory of the Psupernatural; Guido the Gimlet of Ghent: A Romance of Chivalry; The Man in Asbestos: an Allegory of the Future; Sorrows of a Super Soul: or, The Memoirs of Marie Mushenough; A Hero in Homespun: or, The Life Str ...
 
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Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
 
Known as the Canadian Mark Twain, Stephen Leacock was a humorist whose gentle parodies and spoofs still evoke a smile and a chuckle more than a hundred years after they were first published. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town was published in 1912. Set in the fictional town of Mariposa in Canada, which is peopled by a delightful assortment of characters, the book has proved to be an enduring classic in the humor genre. Readers around the world continue to enjoy these little stories about the ...
 
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Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by LEACOCK, Stephen
 
Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town is a sequence of stories by Stephen Leacock, first published in 1912. It is generally considered to be one of the most enduring classics of Canadian humorous literature. The fictional setting for these stories is Mariposa, a small town on the shore of Lake Wissanotti. Although drawn from his experiences in Orillia, Ontario, Leacock writes in the introduction: “Mariposa is not a real town. On the contrary, it is about seventy or eighty of them. You may find ...
 
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Frenzied Fiction by LEACOCK, Stephen
 
From the cave man to Santa Claus; spies, know-it-alls, and journalists: all are fair game for Leacock’s special brand of humor. He touches on the changes time has brought about in the city, education, and work habits. Among the other topics in this work are nature, fishing, gardening, success, and spirits--both of the departed and of the variety Prohibition prohibited. Each chapter of this book is a standalone story and if you love a good laugh, these stories are for you. In me, Leacock’s wi ...
 
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Literary Lapses by LEACOCK, Stephen
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Short sketches relating the humourous side of life in 1910. "Professor Leacock has made more people laugh with the written word than any other living author. One may say he is one of the greatest jesters, the greatest humorist of the age." – A. P. Herbert (Summary by TriciaG and Wikipedia)
 
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Further Foolishness by LEACOCK, Stephen
 
Seventeen goofy stories and essays by Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock. "Professor Leacock has made more people laugh with the written word than any other living author. One may say he is one of the greatest jesters, the greatest humorist of the age." – A. P. Herbert (Introduction by TriciaG & Wikipedia)
 
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Frenzied Fiction by Stephen Leacock
 
From the cave man to Santa Claus; spies, know-it-alls, and journalists: all are fair game for Leacock’s special brand of humor. He touches on the changes time has brought about in the city, education, and work habits. Among the other topics in this work are nature, fishing, gardening, success, and spirits–both of the departed and of the variety Prohibition prohibited. Each chapter of this book is a standalone story and if you love a good laugh, these stories are for you. In me, Leacock’s wit ...
 
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Soaked In Seaweed and 7 other nonsense novels by LEACOCK, Stephen
 
8 great spoofs of 'types' of fiction by the premier Canadian humorist Leacock, taken from his book Nonsense Novels. The title of each parody gives away it's genre: Soaked in Seaweed or, Upset in the Ocean; Maddened by Mystery: or, The Defective Detective; "Q." A Psychic Pstory of the Psupernatural; Guido the Gimlet of Ghent: A Romance of Chivalry; The Man in Asbestos: an Allegory of the Future; Sorrows of a Super Soul: or, The Memoirs of Marie Mushenough; A Hero in Homespun: or, The Life Str ...
 
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Essays and Literary Studies by LEACOCK, Stephen
 
A collection of wry looks at literature, education, and other social phenomena by Canadian humourist and economics professor, Stephen Leacock. (Summary by TriciaG)
 
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Behind the Beyond by LEACOCK, Stephen
 
A collection containing a parody on Problem Plays, as well as humorous anecdotes from Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock. (Summary by TriciaG) Cast for Section 1: Narrator/Stage Directions – Tricia G Sir John – Algy Pug Lady Cecily – Liberty Stump Valet – Bob Gonzalez Mr. Harding – John Hoerr French Maid – Annabelle Li Postal Messenger & “A Man” – David Lawrence Mrs. Harding – Bev J. Stevens Audio edited by Tricia G
 
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My Discovery of England by LEACOCK, Stephen
 
"In the course of time a very considerable public feeling was aroused in the United States and Canada over this state of affairs. The lack of reciprocity in it seemed unfair. It was felt (or at least I felt) that the time had come when some one ought to go over and take some impressions off England. The choice of such a person (my choice) fell upon myself. By an arrangement with the Geographical Society of America, acting in conjunction with the Royal Geographical Society of England (to both ...
 
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Chronicles of Canada Volume 20 - Adventurers of the Far North by LEACOCK, Stephen
 
This is volume 20 of The Chronicles of Canada series. This volume describes the explorers who braved the Canadian Arctic in search of the Northwest Passage, focusing on Samuel Hearne, Sir Alexander Mackenzie, and Sir John Franklin. (Summary by TriciaG)
 
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Chronicles of Canada Volume 02 - Mariner of St. Malo: A Chronicle of the Voyages of Jacques Cartier by LEACOCK, Stephen
 
Jacques Cartier grew up as a sailor, married well and became an agent of exploration for King Francis I of France. In April, 1534, he sailed for the New World. Before sailing, his men took an oath that they would “behave themselves truly and faithfully in the service of the Most Christian King.” Jacques’ name was made immortal by the faithfulness with which he and his men carried out that oath. Summary from Christian History Institute, used with permision.
 
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Moonbeams from the Larger Lunacy by LEACOCK, Stephen
 
Humorous, ironic, and sometimes cynical observations of life in 1915 from Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock. (Summary by TriciaG)
 
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Hohenzollerns in America With the Bolsheviks in Berlin and Other Impossibilities, The by LEACOCK, Stephen
 
More stories by Canadian Stephen Leacock. Some of these stories carry over characters introduced in Further Foolishness. Some stories are humourous; some are more thoughtful. It helps to be familiar with WWI-era European politics to catch much of the humour. (Summary by TriciaG)
 
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Up and Down
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The author of the Stephen Leacock Medal-winning The Best Laid Plans brings his trademark humour and sharp storytelling to a new novel set in the high-stakes world of a global public relations agency. On his first day at Turner King, David Stewart quickly realizes that the world of international PR (affectionately, perhaps ironically, known as "the dark side") is a far cry from his previous job on Parliament Hill. For one, he missed the office memo on the all-black dress code; for another, th ...
 
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Face 2 Face with David Peck
 
Josh Freed and Face2Face host David Peck talk about “line regret”, “queue science”, cars as “me” vehicles, occupied time and why Brits like to talk to strangers. Synopsis: All over the world people are lined up now - millions, maybe billions of us - losing trillions of hours of our time. We line up at hospitals, banks, border crossings, superma ...…
 
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The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice by Stephen Leacock
 
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Stageworthy - Conversations in Canadian Theatre
 
Sandra Shamas is one of Canada's most celebrated artists; she produced her first performance of My Boyfriend's Back and There's Gonna Be Laundry in 1987. Two more Laundry shows followed and the Laundry trilogy was published, shortlisted for the Governor General's Award for English-Language Drama, and nominated for the Stephen Leacock Award for ...…
 
Happy new year! Rachel and I are back from a bit of a podcast break, and raring to go for the New Year. http://www.stuckinabook.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Tea-or-Books-episode-31.mp3 In this episode, we look at two novels by R.C. Sherriff, both published by Persephone, and we also look back over 2016 and debate whether or not we make and re ...…
 
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CraftLit - Serialized Classic Literature for Busy Book Lovers
 
The 12 Days Before Christmas begins here: http://craftlit.com/on-the-first-day-of-christmas/ DAY ELEVEN A Rhyme for Christmas (Publication delayed by the author's determined, but futile attempt to find the rhyme) (1911) By: John Challing (Radcyffe Hall) - https://librivox.org/author/2477 From: The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VII - https:// ...…
 
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CraftLit - Serialized Classic Literature for Busy Book Lovers
 
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