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Moonbeams from the Larger Lunacy

By Leacock, Stephen

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Book Id: WPLBN0000018882
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Moonbeams from the Larger Lunacy  
Author: Leacock, Stephen
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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PREFACE: The prudent husbandman, after having taken from his field all the straw that is there, rakes it over with a wooden rake and gets as much again. The wise child, after the lemonade jug is empty, takes the lemons from the bottom of it and squeezes them into a still larger brew. So does the sagacious author, after having sold his material to the magazines and been paid for it, clap it into book-covers and give it another squeeze. But in the present case the author is of a nice conscience and anxious to place responsibility where it is due. He therefore wishes to make all proper acknowledgments to the editors of Vanity Fair, The American Magazine, The Popular Magazine, Life, Puck, The Century, Methuen's Annual, and all others who are in any way implicated in the making of this book.

Table of Contents
· PREFACE · I.—Spoof. A Thousand-Guinea Novel. New! Fascinating! Perplexing! · CHAPTER I · CHAPTER II · CHAPTER III · CHAPTER IV · II.—The Reading Public. A Book Store Study · III. AFTERNOON ADVENTURES AT MY CLUB · 1.—The Anecdotes of Dr. So and So · 2.—The Shattered Health of Mr. Podge · 3.—The Amazing Travels of Mr. Yarner · 4.—The Spiritual Outlook of Mr. Doomer · 5.—The Reminiscences of Mr. Apricot · 6.—The Last Man out of Europe · 7.—The War Mania of Mr. Jinks and Mr. Blinks · 8.—The Ground Floor · 9.—The Hallucination of Mr. Butt · IV-Ram Spudd The New World Singer. Is He Divinely Inspired? Or Is He Not? At Any Rate We Discovered Him. · V.—Aristocratic Anecdotes or Little Stories of Great People · ANECDOTE OF THE DUKE OF STRATHYTHAN · VI.—Education Made Agreeable or the Diversions of a Professor


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