NCL 3 – Literary Lapses by Stephen Leacock


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Literary Lapses by Stephen Leacock (New Canadian Library N3)

Series One

From the Back Cover:

The wit, humour, and irony of the gifted Stephen Leacock were never shown to better advantage than in Literary Lapses. The famous stories of his banking career, of the young man who died from his inability to tell a lie, of the baby who ate thirteen Christmas dinners, and many other memorable anecdotes, appear in this outstanding work that served along with Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town to make Leacock Canada’s most beloved humourist.


Literary Lapses by Stephen Leacock (New Canadian Library N3)

Series Two

From the Back Cover:

The wit, humour, and irony of the gifted Stephen Leacock were never shown to better advantage than in Literary Lapses. Within its pages you will find such world-famous stories as the saga of his banking career; the awful case of the young man who died from his inability to tell a lie; the astonishing tale of the baby who ate thirteen Christmas dinners, as well as many other equally unforgettable anecdotes.

Literary Lapses was Leacock’s first book. It was an instant success and served, along with Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, to establish him as Canada’s most beloved humorist.


Literary Lapses by Stephen Leacock (New Canadian Library) front coverSeries Four

From the Back Cover:

The humour, irony, and wit of Stephen Leacock has never been shown to better advantage than in LITERARY LAPSES, his first collection of comic writings. Within its pages are such classic stories as the man who seized by fear as he opens a bank account; the awful case of the young man who dies because he cannot tell a lie; the astonishing tale of the baby who ate thirteen Christmas dinners, and many other tales that have become part of the world’s comic literature.

When LITERARY LAPSES first appeared in 1910, it was an instant critical and popular success. Within a few years of its publication, Leacock was acknowledged as the English-speaking world’s most beloved humourist.


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