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Literary Lapses


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Binding: Paperback
EAN: 9781979798532
ISBN: 1979798532
Item Dimensions: 90060041
Label: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Number Of Pages: 182
Publication Date: November 17, 2017
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Studio: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

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"This little book is a happy example of the way in which the double life can be lived blamelessly and to the great advantage of the community. The book fairly entitles Mr. Leacock to be considered not only a humorist but a benefactor. The contents should appeal to English readers with the double virtue that attaches to work which is at once new and richly humorous." -The Spectator

"One specimen of Mr. Leacock's humor, 'Boarding-House Geometry.' has long been treasured on this side." -The Globe

"Much to be welcomed is Professor Stephen Leacock's 'Literary Lapses,' - this charming and humorous work. All the sketches have a freshness and a new personal touch. Mr. Leacock is, as the politicians say, 'a national asset,' and Mr. Leacock is a Canadian to be proud of. One has the comfortable feeling as one reads that one is in the company of a cultured person capable of attractive varieties of foolishness." -The Guardian

"The appearance of 'Literary Lapses' is practically the English debut of a young Canadian writer who is turning from medicine to literature with every success. Dr. Stephen Leacock is at least the equal of many who are likely to be long remembered for their short comic sketches and essays; he has already shown that he has the high spirits of 'Max Adeler' and the fine sense of quick fun. There are many sketches in 'Literary Lapses' that are worthy of comparison with the best American humor." -Pall Mall Gazette

"The close connection between imagination, humor, and the mathematical faculty has never been so delightfully demonstrated." -The Morning Post

"Mr. John Lane must be credited with the desire of associating the Bodley Head with the discovery of new humorists. Mr. Leacock sets out to make people laugh. He succeeds and makes them laugh at the right thing. He has a wide range of new subjects; the world will gain something in cheerfulness if Mr. Leacock continues to produce as many excellent jests to the book as there are in the one under notice." -Outlook


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