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Literary Lapses

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 21 Ratings and 4 Reviews

Book Description
Who but Stephen Leacock would endeavor to describe a boarding house -- in terms of schoolroom geometry? ("The landlady of a boarding-house is a parallelogram -- that is, an oblong angular figure, which cannot be described, but which is equal to anything.") Or to detail the terrible ordeal of Melpomenus Jones, unable to say, "Good-bye"?

Leacock (1869-1944) did have his serious side -- for he wro... More

Book Information
PublisherAegypan
BindingPaperback (60 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages152
ISBN-101603124780
ISBN-13978-1603124782
Publication Date02/01/2008
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About Stephen B Leacock (Author) : Stephen B Leacock is a published author. Published credits of Stephen B Leacock include Model Memoirs: And Other Sketches from Simple to Serious (Essay Index Reprint Series).
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9/2/2009 D. Murdoch said: 1st book of short stories by Cdn humorist Stephen Leacock. Check out the inspired lunacy in the story "The New Food".
tags: I recommend, Inspired me

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