Extraordinary Canadians: Stephen Leacock

by Margaret Macmillan

Penguin Group Canada | March 31, 2009 | Hardcover

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Canada''s foremost historian examines the life of a great humorist.

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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 192 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: March 31, 2009

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670066818

ISBN - 13: 9780670066810

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Extraordinary Canadians: Stephen Leacock

Extraordinary Canadians: Stephen Leacock

by Margaret Macmillan

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 192 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: March 31, 2009

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670066818

ISBN - 13: 9780670066810

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Canada''s foremost historian examines the life of a great humorist.

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.

About the Author

Margaret MacMillan is the author of Women of the Raj and the bestselling Paris 1919, which won the 2003 Governor General's Award and several prestigious international prizes. She is the provost of Trinity College and professor of history at the University of Toronto. In 2007, she will become the warden of St. Antony's College at Oxford University.

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