NCL 69 – Last Leaves by Stephen Leacock

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Last Leaves  was not included in Series One.

Last Leaves by Stephen Leacock (New Canadian Library N69)Series Two

From the Back Cover: Working with her uncle “was a bit like living beside a volcano,” says Leacock’s niece, Barbara Nimmo, in her affectionate Preface to this volume. Just how effective was that volcano’s power and range is indicated by the remarkable variety contained in these pages, which represent his last collected work. The book is in four parts. It begins with a group of humorous essays, followed by four articles dealing with more serious themes. There are also six essays on the post-war world and the collection is rounded off with two articles from an unfinished anthology of humour. Here is a book bound to delight, stimulate, and sometimes outrage all Leacock fanciers. The excellent introduction by J.M. Robinson provides a valuable contemporary assessment of the book.

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