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Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich

Stephen Leacock (1869-1944)

1. 01 – A Little Dinner with Mr. Lucullus Fyshe pt 1
2. 02 – A Little Dinner with Mr. Lucullus Fyshe pt 2
3. 03 – The Wizard of Finance
4. 04 – The Arrested Philanthropy of Mr. Tomlinson pt 1
5. 05 – The Arrested Philanthropy of Mr. Tomlinson pt 2
6. 06 – The Yahi-Bahi Oriental Society of Mrs. Rasselyer-Brown, pt 1
7. 07 – The Yahi-Bahi Oriental Society of Mrs. Rasselyer-Brown, pt 2
8. 08 – The Love Story of Mr. Peter Spillikins pt 1
9. 09 – The Love Story of Mr. Peter Spillikins pt 2
10. 10 – The Rival Churches of St. Asaph and St. Osoph pt 1
11. 11 – The Rival Churches of St. Asaph and St. Osoph pt 2
12. 12 – The Ministrations of the Rev. Uttermust Dumfarthing pt 1
13. 13 – The Ministrations of the Rev. Uttermust Dumfarthing pt 2
14. 14 – The Great Fight for Clean Government, pt 1
15. 15 – The Great Fight for Clean Government pt 2

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Summary

“Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich” is a work of humorous fiction by Stephen Leacock first published in 1914. It is the follow-up to his 1912 classic “Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town.” Like that work, it is a sequence of interlocking stories set in one town, but instead of focusing on a small Canadian town in the countryside, it is set in a major American metropolis and its characters are the upper crust of society.Although currently not as well-known as the earlier book, “Arcadian Adventures” was extremely popular in North America at the time of its publication and for a while was considered the greater success. It was also translated and published by the Bolshevik government soon after the 1917 revolution and it became a bestseller in the Soviet Union.