Frenzied Fiction audiobook Stephen LEACOCK (1869 - 1944) From the cave man to Santa Claus; spies, know-it-alls, and journalists: all are fair game for Leacock's special brand of humor. He touches on the changes time has brought about in the city, education, and work habits. Among the other topics in this work are nature, fishing, gardening, success, and spirits--both of the departed and of the variety Prohibition prohibited. Each chapter of this book is a standalone story and if you love a good Read more [...]
The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice audiobook Stephen LEACOCK (1869 - 1944) This lengthy political essay by noted Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock was written while he was professor of political economy at McGill University. He argues for a middle ground between capitalism and pure socialism. Listeners in the early 21st century may find this 90-year old essay oddly topical. (Summary by Sean Michael Hogan) Genre(s): Political Science Language: English (FULL Audiobook)   Read more [...]
Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town audiobook Stephen Leacock (1869 - 1944) Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town is a sequence of stories by Stephen Leacock, first published in 1912. It is generally considered to be one of the most enduring classics of Canadian humorous literature. The fictional setting for these stories is Mariposa, a small town on the shore of Lake Wissanotti. Although drawn from his experiences in Orillia, Ontario, Leacock writes in the introduction: "Mariposa is not a real town. Read more [...]
The Dawn of Canadian History by Stephen Leacock (1869-1944)   Chronicles of Canada Series Edited by G. M. Wrong (1868-1940) and H. H. Langton(1862-1953). Chronicles of Canada series These little books were designed to cover Canadian history in a scholarly and readable fashion.   Volume 1- The Dawn of Canadian History: A Chronicle of Aboriginal Canada by Stephen Leacock takes Canada from the beginning of existence to its first European discoverers and includes a brief Read more [...]