NCL 53 – My Remarkable Uncle by Stephen Leacock


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My Remarkable Uncle by Stephen Leacock Front Cover (New Canadian Library N53)Series One

From the Back Cover:

This delightful collection of sketches sparkles with humour and shines with warmth of Leacock’s love of humanity. The comical E.P., star of the title essay, “My Remarkable Uncle”, epitomizes Leacock’s characters, living completely free of care in a world of happy illusion as the president of a railway that does not exist, and the head of a bank with credit but no cash. Leacock’s philosophy is woven gently into all he writes: “… humour is blended with pathos till the two are one, and represent, as they have in every age, the mingled heritage of tears and laughter that is our lot on earth.”


My Remarkable Uncle by Stephen Leacock (New Canadian Library N53) front coverSeries Two

From the Back Cover:

This delightful collection of sketches sparkles with humour and shines with warmth of Leacock’s love of humanity. The comical E.P., star of the title essay, “My Remarkable Uncle”, epitomizes Leacock’s characters. E. P. lives completely free of care in a world of happy illusion as the president of a railway that does not exist, and the head of a bank with credit but no cash. Leacock’s philosophy is woven gently into all he writes: “… humour is blended with pathos till the two are one, and represent, as they have in every age, the mingled heritage of tears and laughter that is our lot on earth.”


My Remarkable Uncle by Stephen Leacock (New Canadian Library N53)Series Three

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“Stephen Leacock’s humour is unbounded by any consideration except the reader’s ability to catch his breath in laughter.” – Eric Nicol

This delightful collection of sketches sparkles with humour and shines with warmth of Leacock’s wit.

The comical E.P., star of the title essay, “My Remarkable Uncle”, is a classic Leacock character. He is president of a railway with a letterhead but no rails, and he heads a bank that boasts credit but no cash whatsoever–all of which trouble E.P. not in the least.

My Remarkable Uncle is a wonderful smorgasbord served up by the master of mirth, and included several essays, a short story, a political parable and personal reflections on a dizzying variety of subjects.

Here, in rich abundance, is the inspired nonsense and unerring eye for human folly that made Stephen Leacock one of the nation’s most beloved writers.


My Remarkable Uncle by Stephen Leacock (New Canadain Library) front coverSeries Four

From the Back Cover:

This celebrated collection of sketches sparkles with Stephen Leacock’s humour and shines with the warmth of his wit.

The comical E.P., star of the title essay, “My Remarkable Uncle,” is a classic Leacock character. He is president of a railway with a letterhead but no rails, and he heads a bank that boasts credit but no cash whatsoever – all of which trouble E.P. not in the least.

MY REMARKABLE UNCLE, a wonderful smorgasbord of mirth served up by a master of comedy, includes several essays, a short story, a political parable, and personal reflections on a dizzying array of subjects.

Here, in rich abundance are the inspired nonsense and the unerring eye for human folly that have made Stephen Leacock Canada’s most celebrated humorist.


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