Ibis3's Canadian Literature Challenge

Ibis3 delves into classic Canadian literature. Yes there is such a thing! First up: the entire McClelland & Stewart's New Canadian Library.

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

CanLit Challenge Book 22--The Clockmaker: The Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick of Slickville by Thomas Chandler Haliburton

Book 22, The Clockmaker: The Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick of Slickville (1835-6) - Thomas Chandler Haliburton *active*
From the publisher:
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Sam Slick of Slickville, Connecticut, is a Yankee clock-peddler who accompanies a visiting English gentleman on an unforgettable tour of early nineteenth-century Nova Scotia. His shrewd observations and witty commentaries make up the thirty-three sketches of The Clockmaker.

First serialized in 1835 and 1836 and then published together in late 1836 in response to public demand, the sketches of The Clockmaker established Judge Thomas Chandler Haliburton as a satirical humorist of international stature.

The New Canadian Library edition is an unabridged reprint of the complete original text."

Other useful links:
the Wikipedia article on Thomas Chandler Haliburton
the Dictionary of Canadian Biography article on Thomas Chandler Haliburton
the website of the Haliburton House Museum

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