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Soaked In Seaweed and 7 other Nonsense Novels

Soaked In Seaweed and 7 other Nonsense Novels by Stephen Leacock
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8 great spoofs of 'types' of fiction by the premier Canadian humorist Leacock, taken from his book Nonsense Novels. The title of each parody gives away it's genre. Soaked in Seaweed or, Upset in the Ocean; Maddened by Mystery: or, The Defective Detective; "Q." A Psychic Pstory of the Psupernatural; Guido the Gimlet of Ghent: A Romance of Chivalry; The Man in Asbestos: an Allegory of the Future; Sorrows of a Super Soul: or, The Memoirs of Marie Mushenough; A Hero in Homespun: or, The Life Struggle of Hezekiah Hayloft and Caroline's Christmas: or, The Inexplicable Infant. If you enjoy take offs and parodies, the stories in this collection are for you. See how many types you recognize as you listen and laugh.

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Nonsense Novels, by Stephen Leacock

Etext transcriber's notes:

This electronic edition was prepared from the edition published by John Lane in New York and London in 1920. For this "plain vanilla" etext edition, accents have been removed and italicised passages marked by underlines . British pound signs have been removed, and the term "pounds" spelled out instead. Pagination and line layout have not been preserved. Some inconsistencies and obvious printer's errors in spelling and punctuation have been silently corrected, but spellings and usage that are simply older, less common, or more Canadian than modern American usage have been left intact. Running headers and footers, some front matter, and some repeated titles, have been omitted.




THE author of this book offers it to the public without apology. The reviewers of his previous work of this character have presumed, on inductive grounds, that he must be a young man from the most westerly part of the Western States, to whom many things might be pardoned as due to the exuberant animal spirits of youth... Continue reading book >>

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