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History Polar Regions

Adventurers Of The Far North

by (author) Stephen Leacock

HarperCollins Canada
Initial publish date
Jun 2012
Polar Regions, Expeditions & Discoveries
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Stephen Leacock’s Adventurers of the Far North is the compelling factual account of Canada’s exploration of the polar region and the intrepid explorers who ventured into that vast and unforgiving expanse. It is the twentieth volume in the Chronicles of Canada series, which was published between 1914 and 1916.

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Award-winning Canadian humorist and writer Stephen Leacock (1869-1944) was the author of more than 50 literary works, and between 1915 and 1925 was the most popular humorist in the English-speaking world. Leacock’s fictional works include classics like Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich, and Literary Lapses. In addition to his humor writings, Leacock was an accomplished political theorist, publishing such works as Elements of Political Science and My Discovery of the West: A Discussion of East and West in Canada, for which he won the Governor General's Award for writing in 1937. Leacock’s life continues to be commemorated through the awarding of the Leacock Medal for Humour and with an annual literary festival in his hometown of Orillia, Ontario.

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