My Discovery of England

Stephen Leacock (1869 - 1944)

"In the course of time a very considerable public feeling was aroused in the United States and Canada over this state of affairs. The lack of reciprocity in it seemed unfair. It was felt (or at least I felt) that the time had come when some one ought to go over and take some impressions off England. The choice of such a person (my choice) fell upon myself. By an arrangement with the Geographical Society of America, acting in conjunction with the Royal Geographical Society of England (to both of whom I communicated my proposal), I went at my own expense."

And from thence follow the impressions of Canadian political economist and humourist, Stephen Leacock, after a lecturing visit to England. (Summary by the author & TriciaG)

Genre(s): Essays & Short Works, Humor

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Introduction of Mr. Stephen Leacock Given by Sir Owen Seaman TriciaG
Play 01 01 - The Balance of Trade in Impressions TriciaG
Play 02 02 - I Am Interviewed by the Press TriciaG
Play 03 03 - Impressions of London TriciaG
Play 04 04 - A Clear View of the Government and Politics of England TriciaG
Play 05 05 - Oxford as I See It, Part 1 TriciaG
Play 06 06 - Oxford as I See It, Part 2 TriciaG
Play 07 07 - The British and the American Press TriciaG
Play 08 08 - Business in England. Wanted - More Profiteers TriciaG
Play 09 09 - Is Prohibition Coming to England? TriciaG
Play 10 10 - 'We Have With Us To-night' TriciaG
Play 11 11 - Have the English any Sense of Humour? Part 1 TriciaG
Play 12 12 - Have the English any Sense of Humour? Part 2 TriciaG