My Remarkable Uncle

By Stephen Leacock; Barbara Nimmo (Afterword by)
(New Canadian Library, Paperback, 9780771094149, 272pp.)

Publication Date: August 3, 2010

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Description
This celebrated collection of sketches sparkles with Stephen Leacock's humour and shines with the warmth of his wit.
The comical E.P., star of the title essay, My Remarkable Uncle, is a classic Leacock character. He is president of a railway with a letterhead but no rails, and he heads a bank that boasts credit but no cash whatsoever all of which trouble E.P. not in the least.
"My Remarkable Uncle," a wonderful smorgasbord of mirth served up by a master of comedy, includes several essays, a short story, a political parable, and personal reflections on a dizzying array of subjects.
Here, in rich abundance, are the inspired nonsense and the unerring eye for human folly that have made Stephen Leacock Canada's most celebrated humorist.

"From the Paperback edition.




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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