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Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town
By Stephen Leacock

Afterward by Jack Hodgins

Publisher's Description:

"Affectionately combining both the idyllic and the ironic,Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town is Stephen Leacock's most beloved book. Set in fictional Mariposa, an Ontario town on the shore of Lake Wissanotti, these sketches present a remarkable range of characters: some irritating, some exasperating, some foolhardy, but all endearing. Painted with the skillful brushstrokes of a great comic artist, the delightful inhabitants of Mariposa represent the people of small towns everywhere.

As fresh, funny, and insightful today as when it was first published in 1912, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town is Stephen Leacock at his best – colourful, imaginative, and thoroughly entertaining."

In the companion volume to Sunshine Sketches, Arcadian Adventures of the Idle Rich, Leacock paints a contrasting picture of big city American life, drawing out some of its very different implications.

216 pages
McClelland & Stewart, 2010
(New Canadian Library Series)
ISBN-10: 0-7710-9397-7
ISBN-13: 978-0-7710-9397-5

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