Extraordinary Canadians Stephen Leacock

by Margaret Macmillan

Penguin Group (Canada) | March 31, 2009 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

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Stephen Leacock's satiric masterpiece Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town captures "the Empire forever" mentality that marked Anglo-Canadian life in the early decades of the twentieth century. Historian Margaret Macmillan—whose books Women of the Raj and Paris 1919 cast fresh light on the colonial legacy—has great affection for Leacock's gentle wit and sharp-eyed insight. The renowned historian examines Leacock's life as a poor but ambitious student who rose to become an economist, celebrated academic, and, most importantly, the beloved humorist who taught Canadians to laugh at themselves.

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Published: March 31, 2009

Publisher: Penguin Group (Canada)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143175211

ISBN - 13: 9780143175216

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Extraordinary Canadians Stephen Leacock

Extraordinary Canadians Stephen Leacock

by Margaret Macmillan

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: March 31, 2009

Publisher: Penguin Group (Canada)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143175211

ISBN - 13: 9780143175216

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Stephen Leacock's satiric masterpiece Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town captures "the Empire forever" mentality that marked Anglo-Canadian life in the early decades of the twentieth century. Historian Margaret Macmillan—whose books Women of the Raj and Paris 1919 cast fresh light on the colonial legacy—has great affection for Leacock's gentle wit and sharp-eyed insight. The renowned historian examines Leacock's life as a poor but ambitious student who rose to become an economist, celebrated academic, and, most importantly, the beloved humorist who taught Canadians to laugh at themselves.
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