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Fiction Literary

Lessons from Leacock

narrator Stephen Leacock

adapted by Christopher Newton

Goose Lane Editions
Initial publish date
Sep 2000
Literary, Short Stories (single author), Humorous
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    Publish Date
    Sep 2000
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This collection of stories, adapted by Christopher Newton at the Shaw Festival, as part of the Bell Canada Reading series, was first broadcast by CBC Radio in February 2000. It includes audio adaptations from some of Leacock's most famous stories, including "My Remarkable Uncle," "Maddened by Mystery," "Mariposa," and "The Marine Excursion of the Knights of Pythias."

About the authors

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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CHRISTOPHER NEWTON is the Artistic Director of the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

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