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My Financial Career

Short Story

by (author) Stephen Leacock

HarperCollins Canada
Initial publish date
Sep 2013
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    Sep 2013
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When a man receives a promotion and a raise, he finds himself forced to face an uncomfortable situation that he has avoided all his life: visiting a bank and opening a bank account.

“My Financial Career” is representative of author Stephen Leacock’s writing style in which he pokes fun at social absurdities and irrational behaviour. This short story was adapted into a short animated film in 1962, directed by Gerald Potterton. The film won the award for Best Animated Short at the San Francisco International Film Festival that year and was nominated for Best Animated Short at the 36th Academy Awards in 1964.

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About the author

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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