Stephen Butler Leacock (1869-1944) was a Canadian humorist, whose writings include Literary Lapses in 1910, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town in 1912, and Frenzied Fiction in 1918.
Born in Hampshire, he lived in Canada from 1876, and was head of the department of economics at McGill University, Montreal, (1908-1936). He published works on politics and economics, and studies of Mark Twain and Charles Dickens.
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Stephen Leacock was a Canadian political scientist and writer.