Extraordinary Canadians

Stephen Leacock
Product Number: EB00395697
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780143175216
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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Description

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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Author(s): Margaret MacMillan
Original Publish Date: Mar 31, 2009

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