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Formally trained as a political scientist and economist, Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock produced dozens of books of hilarious and satirical stories, essays, and vignettes in his spare time. The eclectic collection Literary Lapses brings together a merrymaking melange of his witty writing.
Canadian political scientist and economist Stephen Leacock had an interesting side career as an immensely popular humor writer. In this engaging volume, he collects a series of charming sketches and vignettes centered on the fictional village of Mariposa, which he describes as an amalgamation of dozens of small towns scattered throughout the Canadian countryside.