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Stephen Leacock

Stephen Butler Leacock (1869-1944) was a British-Canadian writer and economist. He was born in Swanmore, Hampshire, and educated at the University of Toronto, later becoming a lecturer and head of the economics faculty at McGill University. He had a secondary career as a writer of biographies and of humorous short stories and articles.

Leacock's books include:

  • Elements of Political Science (1906)
  • Practical Political Economy (1910)
  • Literary Lapses (1910)
  • Nonsense Novels (1911)
  • Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (1912)
  • Winsome Winnie (1920)
  • The Economic Prosperity of the British Empire (1931)
  • The Boy I Left Behind Me (1946)



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