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Winsome Winnie and Other New Nonsense Novels (Dodo Press) Paperback – Jul 1 2007
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About the Author
Award-winning Canadian humorist and writer Stephen Leacock (1869-1944) was the author of more than 50 literary works, and between 1915 and 1925 was the most popular humorist in the English-speaking world. Leacock s fictional works include classics like Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich, and Literary Lapses. In addition to his humor writings, Leacock was an accomplished political theorist, publishing such works as Elements of Political Science and My Discovery of the West: A Discussion of East and West in Canada, for which he won the Governor General's Award for writing in 1937. Leacock s life continues to be commemorated through the awarding of the Leacock Medal for Humour and with an annual literary festival in his hometown of Orillia, Ontario. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Leacock’s style can be deceptive, for he is always a gentleman, well-mannered and cultured, as are most of his characters. Yet his impact is irreverent and satirical glimpses into serious lives. Take novellas such as:
** Winsome Winnie; or, Trial and Temptation
** John and I; or, How I Nearly Lost My Husband
** The Kidnapped Plumber; A Tale of the New Time
** Buggam Grange: A Good Old Ghost Story
So often you’re taken around corners you never anticipated and to destinations never on your map. What a fine journey!