Modern Essays

The Decline Of The Drama

Stephen Leacock

Nineteen hundred and ten was an important year. Halley's comet came along, and some predicted the End of the World. And Stephen Leacock's first humorous book—Literary Lapses_—was published. First humorous book, I said, for Mr. Leacock—who is professor of political economy at McGill University, Montreal—had published his _Elements of Political Science in 1906.

It seems to me that I have heard that Literary Lapses was obscurely or privately published in Canada before

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