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Winsome Winnie and other New Nonsense Novels

Stephen Leacock

Book Overview: 

Eight silly stories by Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .I had to call to him to come up.

When I look back on those days they seem very bright and happy. But it was not very long before a change came. I began to realize that John was neglecting me. I noticed it at first in small things. I don't know just how long it was after our marriage that John began to read the newspaper at breakfast. At first he would only pick it up and read it in little bits, and only on the front page. I tried not to be hurt at it, and would go on talking just as brightly as I could, without seeming to notice[Pg 53] anything. But presently he went on to reading the inside part of the paper, and then one day he opened up the financial page and folded the paper right back and leant it against the sugar-bowl.

I could not but wonder whether John's love for me was what it had been. Was it cooling? I asked myself. And what was cooling it? It hardly seemed possible, when I looked back to the wild passion with which he had proposed t. . . Read More

Community Reviews

The first story was hilarious. The rest of the stories were entertaining but didn’t live up to the promise of the first chapter. Nonetheless it was quite an enjoyable book.

Some years ago I read this author's Nonsense Novels and fully intended to read more of his work, and you know how that goes. I never did. But recently I altered my Literary Birthday plans and put Stephen Leacock in for December instead of the person I had planned on. I picked Frenzied Fiction for De

Pareltjes zijn het, stuk voor stuk, alle verhalen die in deze bundel opgenomen zijn. Stephen Leacock weet met taal om te gaan en zijn stijl aan te passen aan het soort van persiflage dat hij schrijft. Humor, fijne spot, mooie karakterbeschrijvingen, het is er allemaal.
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Hilarious!!

Κάποιος μου σύστησε τον συγγραφέα ως κωμική ιδιοφυϊα και, επειδή βρήκα ένα ηλεκτρονικό βιβλίο που περιείχε δεκατρία βιβλία-συλλογές διηγημάτων του και κόστιζε 1 ευρώ, είπα να το δοκιμάσω. Το πρώτο με απογοήτευσε τελείως και ούτε αυτό (το δεύτερο που διαβάζω) με ενθουσίασε, αλλά τουλάχιστον καταλαβαί

Leacock spoofs several genres to great effect for the most part.

These were amusing short stories. I found them in audio format and listened to them on a recent trip.