Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich
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Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich

By Stephen Leacock
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Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich is a work of humorous fiction by Stephen Leacock first published in 1914. It is the follow-up to his 1912 classic Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. Like that work, it is a sequence of interlocking stories set in one town, but instead of focusing on a small Canadian town in the countryside, it is set in a major American metropolis and its characters are the upper crust of society.
Although currently not as well known as the earlier book, Arcadian Adventures was extremely popular in North America at the time of its publication and for a while was considered the greater success. It was also translated and published by the Bolshevik government soon after the 1917 revolution and it became a bestseller in the Soviet Union.
The fourth story in the book features a character that caricatures the religious leader 'Abdu'l-Bahá, who visited Leacock's resident city of Montreal in 1912.
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Table of Contents
  • Arcadian Adventures With the Idle Rich
  • By
  • Stephen Leacock, 1869-1944
  • CONTENTS
    • CHAPTER ONE: A Little Dinner with Mr. Lucullus Fyshe
    • CHAPTER TWO: The Wizard of Finance
    • CHAPTER THREE: The Arrested Philanthropy of Mr. Tomlinson
      • COLLAPSE OF THE ERIE CONSOLIDATED ARREST OF THE MAN TOMLINSON EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON
      • COLLAPSE OF THE ERIE AURIFEROUS THE GREAT GOLD SWINDLE ARREST OF THE MAN TOMLINSON EXPECTED THIS MORNING
      • ARREST OF THE MAN TOMLINSON
    • CHAPTER FOUR: The Yahi-Bahi Oriental Society of Mrs. Rasselyer-Brown
    • CHAPTER FIVE: The Love Story of Mr. Peter Spillikins
    • CHAPTER SIX: The Rival Churches of St. Asaph and St. Osoph
    • CHAPTER SEVEN: The Ministrations of the Rev. Uttermust Dumfarthing
    • CHAPTER EIGHT: The Great Fight for Clean Government
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