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Literary Lapses

Stephen Leacock (1869-1944)

1. 01 - My Financial Career
2. 02 - Lord Oxhead's Secret
3. 03 - Boarding-house Geometry
4. 04 - The Awful Fate of Melpomenus Jones
5. 05 - A Christmas Letter
6. 06 - How to Make a Million Dollars
7. 07 - How to Live to Be 200
8. 08 - How to Avoid Getting Married
9. 09 - How to Be a Doctor
10. 10 - The New Food
11. 11 - A New Pathology
12. 12 - The Poet Answered
13. 13 - The Force of Statistics
14. 14 - Men Who Have Shaved Me
15. 15 - Getting the Thread of It
16. 16 - Telling His Faults
17. 17 - Winter Pastimes
18. 18 - Number Fifty-Six
19. 19 - Aristocratic Education
20. 20 - The Conjurer's Revenge
21. 21 - Hints to Travellers
22. 22 - A Manual of Education
23. 23 - Hoodoo McFiggin's Christmas
24. 24 - The Life of John Smith
25. 25 - On Collecting Things
26. 26 - Society Chit-Chat
27. 27 - Insurance Up to Date
28. 28 - Borrowing a Match
29. 29 - A Lesson in Fiction
30. 30 - Helping the Armenians
31. 31 - A Study in Still Life: The Country Hotel
32. 32 - An Experiment with Policeman Hogan
33. 33 - The Passing of the Poet
34. 34 - Self-Made Men
35. 35 - A Model Dialogue
36. 36 - Back to the Bush
37. 37 - Reflections on Riding
38. 38 - Saloonio
39. 39 - Half-Hours with the Poets
40. 40 - A, B, and C
41. 41 - Acknowledgments

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Short sketches relating the humourous side of life in 1910. "Professor Leacock has made more people laugh with the written word than any other living author. One may say he is one of the greatest jesters, the greatest humorist of the age." – A. P. Herbert