This is a revised, expanded, and illustrated edition of Stephen Leacock, the first (and many believe best) biography ever written about the Sage of Mariposa. Ralph L. Curry was a professor of English at the University of Kentucky when chance took him to Orillia. In 1957 he began a twenty-three year stint as curator of the Leacock Memorial Home.
His study of Leacock, a highly readable work of scholarship and appreciation, appeared in 1959. The text of the first edition is reprinted here along with much new material, including a summing up by Dr. Curry, an afterward by James A. "Pete" McGarvey, and an appreciation by the author’s widow Gwen Curry. Also included is an eight-page section of formal and informal photographs of Leacock taken by Yousuf Karsh in 1941.
Jointly published with the Leacock Museum, National Historic Site, Orillia
Quality Trade Paperback, 350p. with Index
ISBN 1-55246-587-X @ $30.00
Hard Cover, 350p. with Index
ISBN 1-55246-587-X @ $45.00
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