The Sage of Orillia
As the foremost literary humorist of his day, Stephen Leacock enjoyed a huge international success, and his comic works (especially Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town) still have the power to delight today’s readers. But Leacock was also a professor of political science and economics; he produced sixty-one works in various fields; he wrote more than ninety scholarly articles. In Stephen Leacock: The Sage of Orillia, James Doyle explores the life of this prominent and prolific writer.
James Doyle is a professor of English at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario. He is the author of Yankees in Canada: A Collection of Nineteenth-Century Travel Narratives, and North of America: Images of Canada in the Literature of the United States 1775-1900.