This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Stephen Leacock (1869-1944)
|Title:||My Discovery of the West. A Discussion of East and West in Canada|
|Author:||Leacock, Stephen Butler|
|Tags:||Governor General's Literary Award, humour, travel, Canadian wit and humour|
|Description:||Leacock's entertaining and instructive account of an extended lecture tour he made in Western Canada. Winner of the 1937 Governor General's Award for English-language non-fiction. [Suggest a different description.]|
Author Bio for Leacock, Stephen Butler
Stephen Butler Leacock (December 30, 1869 - March 28, 1944) was a Canadian political scientist, and writer and humourist. He was extremely popular around the world, indeed, between 1915 and 1925 he was the most popular and widely read humourist in the English-speaking world.
Perhaps his most famous books were Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town and Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich, two of his thirty-five books of humour. He wrote twenty-eight books of non-fiction, his first was the famous Elements of Political Science.
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