Essays and Literary Studies

Read by TriciaG

(3.9 stars; 6 reviews)

A collection of wry looks at literature, education, and other social phenomena by Canadian humourist and economics professor, Stephen Leacock. (Summary by TriciaG) (5 hr 34 min)


1 - The Apology of a Professor 34:30 Read by TriciaG
2 - The Devil and the Deep Sea 24:19 Read by TriciaG
3 - Literature and Education in America 36:58 Read by TriciaG
4 - American Humour 48:31 Read by TriciaG
5 - The Woman Question 24:28 Read by TriciaG
6 - The Lot of the Schoolmaster 31:44 Read by TriciaG
7 - Fiction and Reality: A Study of the Art of Charles Dickens 43:11 Read by TriciaG
8 - The Amazing Genius of O. Henry 39:39 Read by TriciaG
9 - A Rehabilitation of Charles II 50:50 Read by TriciaG


Worth a listen.

(3 stars)

I really enjoy Leacock’s writing when he isn’t banging on about the lost cause of keeping women out of universities. He’s a crusty old Imperialist in places, and his views of women are flawed from foundation upward, but he has a habit of being far more topical than he has any right to be.


(5 stars)

The readers unfailing cognition of the written text, resulting in an easy flow of voice, is amazing. Her intonation is rather peculiar, but suits perfectly for comical literature. The book itself is interesting and thoughtful, often humorous.