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  • The Hohenzollerns in Americaby Stephen Leacock

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though formally trained as a political scientist, Canadian writer Stephen Leacock rose to fame and fortune on the strength of his satirical works of humor, which often skewered the pretensions of the well-to-do. In The Hohenzollerns in America, he imagines a deposed family of European aristocrats being forced to perform menial labor after being pushed... more...

  • Moonbeams From the Larger Lunacyby Stephen Leacock

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Dividing his time between academic pursuits and humor writing, Canadian author and scholar Stephen Leacock had a vivid, kinetic imagination. His playful mental prowess is on full display in the collection Moonbeams From the Larger Lunacy, which veers between a wide array of topics, ranging from suffrage to literary satires of overwrought purple prose. more...

  • Further Foolishnessby Stephen Leacock

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    If you find yourself in need of a laugh, this feather-light volume of humorous tales from Canadian writer Stephen Leacock should definitely fit the bill. His all-encompassing satirical lens focuses on targets ranging from murder mysteries to literary figures and everything in between. You'll be beside yourself with merriment and mirth in no time... more...

  • Winsome Winnieby Stephen Leacock

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In the mood for uproarious satire? Check out Stephen Leacock's collection Winsome Winnie and Other New Nonsense Novels. Mercilessly skewering the overwrought melodramas that were popular around the turn of the century, this series of short tales will definitely tickle your funny bone. more...

  • The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justiceby Stephen Leacock

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Canadian writer Stephen Leacock shot to literary acclaim as a satirist and humorist. However, many of his fans were unaware of the fact that Leacock was formally trained as a political scientist and economist and published widely in both disciplines. This incisive volume summarizes Leacock's views on several of the most crucial social, political,... more...

  • Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Richby Stephen Leacock

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Humorist Stephen Leacock was known for targeting the excesses of the aristocratic class in his lighthearted satire. This tendency is on full display in Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich, a series of stories and vignettes that mock the pomp, pretensions and silly customs of the upper classes. more...

  • Sunshine Sketches of a Little Townby Stephen Leacock

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Canadian political scientist and economist Stephen Leacock had an interesting side career as an immensely popular humor writer. In this engaging volume, he collects a series of charming sketches and vignettes centered on the fictional village of Mariposa, which he describes as an amalgamation of dozens of small towns scattered throughout the Canadian... more...

  • Frenzied Fictionby Stephen Leacock

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Frenzied Fiction is another winner from humorist and political scientist Stephen Leacock. Brief and brimful with laugh after laugh, these short stories and vignettes are the perfect antidote to a foul mood, a nasty day at the office, or just a basic case of the blahs. more...

  • Nonsense Novelsby Stephen Leacock

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In this collection of hilarious literary satires, Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock jaunts from genre to genre, gleefully skewering mysteries, ghost stories, detective novels, and virtually every other type of fiction you can think of. It's a light but surprisingly insightful look at the excesses of twentieth-century prose that will amuse and delight... more...

  • Literary Lapsesby Stephen Leacock

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Formally trained as a political scientist and economist, Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock produced dozens of books of hilarious and satirical stories, essays, and vignettes in his spare time. The eclectic collection Literary Lapses brings together a merrymaking melange of his witty writing. more...