Moonbeams From The Larger Lunacy

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Arcadian Adventers with the Idle Rich
BY STEPHEN LEACOCK

Author of “Nonsense Novels,” “Sunshine Sketches,” etc.
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“He is able to analyse subjects that loom large in our public life and to illuminate the weak points in them with flashes of satire which are the more telling in that they are entirely good-natured…. The characters are deliciously conceived.” — New York Evening Post.

“Crisp conversation and paragraphs jammed with American sarcasm of the gilt-edged variety…. Mr. Leacock penetrates the upper-class sham and satirizes it cheerfully. This is almost certain to generate little chuckles and long smiles from the intelligent proletarian who treats himself to these adventures.” — Chicago Evening Post.

“Every one of his sketches is clever, humorous, but never unkind. An analytical gift of character reading is one of the salient attributes of Mr. Leacock’s style, and his present volume is one that will be seized with avidly and read with delight.” — Buffalo Express.

“A master of keen, pointed satire, a lover of a good laugh, a writer capable of dexterously holding up to the light the foibles, weakness, craftiness and guile of his fellow man and woman, is this Stephen Leacock, and never before has he exemplified all this so patently, and withal so artfully, as in the present volume.” — Cleveland Town Topics.

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“Out of apparently very abundant experience of life both off and on the stage, Mr. Leacock has presented an uncommonly clever satire on the modern problem play and some short stories of familiar happenings that are treated with a delightful sense of humor.” — Baltimore Sun.

NONESENSE NOVELS

“A knack of story telling, a gift of caricature, and a full sense of humor are display in these ten nonsense novels.” — Washington Star.

“Even the most loyal admirers of Sherlock Holmes and his marvelous feats of induction and deduction will hardly grudge a smile of appreciation to Stephen Leacock.” — New York Sun.

“Mr. Leacock bids fair to rival the immortal Lewis Carroll in combining the irreconcilable—exact science with perfect humor—and making the amusement better than instruction.” — Pall Mall Gazette.

LITERARY LAPSES

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“Philosophic humor, amusing and bubbling over with the froth of a delightful, good-natured cynicism.” — Philadelphia Public Ledger.

“Mr. Stephen Leacock is not only that very rare thing, a humorist, but that still rarer thing, a humorist in high spirits. A collection of good things which will entertain any human being who appreciates the humor of high spirits. The sketch entitled ‘How to be a Doctor’ no really serious medical student can afford to be without.” — Onlooker (London).

SUNSHINE SKETCHES OF A LITTLE TOWN

“Humor, unspoiled by irony, satire, or even the gentlest raillery, characterizes this book. A few books are more suitably entitled, for these sketches do shed into the cracks and crannies of the heart glorious sunshine, the companion of pure mirth.” — Chicago Record-Herald.

“Mr. Leacock’s fun is always good-natured, and therefore doubly enjoyable.” — New York Times.

“We cannot recall a more laughable book.” — Pall Mall Gazette.

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End of Moonbeams from the Larger Lunacy by Stephen Leacock