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Stephen Leacock
Birth date: December 30, 1869
Died: March 28, 1944
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Calyre rated it 3 years ago
- Où sommes-nous? demanda-t-elle alors.- Je ne sais pas, répondis-je aussi joyeusement que possible, mais je vais trouver.- Comme vous êtes courageux! s'exclama Mlle Croyden.- Pas du tout, dis-je avec autant d'enthousiasme que je m'en sentais capable.La jeune femme observa mes préparatifs avec intér...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 4 years ago
An anthology of 22 short comedic pieces, I picked this up on impulse at a UBS, because I'd never read any of the authors before (correction: I've read Wodehouse) and there were more than a couple names here that I'd often felt like I should have read, but hadn't; I was afraid they'd be weighty and, ...
melissawritergrrlreads rated it 8 years ago
I read Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich in university, and thought it was quite funny. I think I was expecting too much from this one. I made it about 70% through the book and, after discussing it with my book club, didn't really feel inclined to trudge through the rest of the story. There'...
so many books, so little time
so many books, so little time rated it 9 years ago
Read 229 pp. 1911 edition via google books online (link below). A very fun, light pastiche of assorted popular genres and their characteristic cliches from 100-120 years ago. Detective, gothic, romantic, science fiction, the sea story and more all take a hit.why spend good money on those crappy repr...
Medusa's Stories
Medusa's Stories rated it 10 years ago
This book was published in 1922, and since it deals with Current Culture and Affairs, it's a bit like looking into a time machine. Mr. Leacock published this volume of his impressions of the British Isles after going on a humorous lecture tour there, and he covers Prohibition, Education, Publishing,...
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