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Sunshine sketches of a little town

Stephen Leacock


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Sunshine sketches of a little town by Stephen Leacock Download PDF EPUB FB2

Sunshine Sketches is about Orillia, Ontario, Canada, where Leacock had his summer home. on Brewery Bay (he once wrote, "I have known that name, the old Brewery Bay, to make. people feel thirsty by correspondence as far away as Nevada.") His home is now maintained.

as a historic site by the town of by: Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town is a Canadian national treasure. Like all works of this master humourist it is extremely funny.

Lovers of literature might be appalled by this book for how frivolous it is. The characters are one dimensional all being essentially designed to set up the punch line /5.

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town Unknown Binding – January 1, out of 5 stars 26 ratings. See all 97 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Kindle "Please retry" $ — /5(13).

Like Sherwood Anderson's Windesburg, Ohio, Stephen Leacock's Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town () is a sequence of Sunshine sketches of a little town book stories or vignettes about the people that populate a small town.

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town is a series of vignettes by Canadian author Stephen Leacock. The book was written about many small towns near Lake Superior but is set in the fictional town of Mariposa. The vignettes create a portrait of the town and many characters within it, and the tone is humorous, if a bit sarcastic.

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town Language: English: LoC Class: PS: Language and Literatures: American and Canadian literature: Subject: City and town life -- Fiction Subject: Canada -- Social life and customs -- Fiction Category: Text: audio books by Jane Austen.

Read Preface of Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock. The text begins: I know no way in which a writer may more fittingly introduce his work to the public than by giving a brief account of who and what he is. By this means some of the blame for what he has done is very properly shifted to the extenuating circumstances of his life.

In his masterpiece Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, Leacock’s lifelong interests in economics and political science merge, resulting in a thematic unity not found in most of his other books.

About the Author. Award-winning Canadian humorist and writer Stephen Leacock () was the author of more than 50 literary works, and between and was the most popular humorist in the English-speaking world. Leacock s fictional works include classics like Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich, /5(20).

Not that the little town is always gay or always bright in the sunshine. There never was such a place for changing its character with the season. Dark enough and dull it seems of a winter night, the wooden sidewalks creaking with the frost, and the lights burning dim behind the shop windows.

The great Canadian reading list: books to read for Canada ; Stephen Leacock is the grandfather of Canadian humour writing, and Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town is his most important work. His most famous book, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, chronicles life in the fictional community of Mariposa, modelled on Orillia, Ontario, where Leacock spent many summers.

It’s a brilliant satire about small towns, small-town people, and small-town occurrences. Affectionately combining both the idyllic and 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 skilful brushstrokes of a great comic /5(4). Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town was published in Set in the fictional town of Mariposa in Canada, which is peopled by a delightful assortment of characters, the book has proved to be an enduring classic in the humor genre.3/5(1).

In Canada, there exists a little town named Mariposa, but the name doesn’t matter, for there are many other towns just like it.

Although the Canadian census puts its population down as aroundthe inhabitants inflate the number to To the unaccustomed eye, Mariposa is a quiet, peaceful town. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town is a sequence of stories by Stephen Leacock, first published in It is generally considered to be one of the most enduring classics of.

About Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town Affectionately combining both the idyllic and 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.

Leacock's present fame rests mostly on one book, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, first published inand reissued this fall in a beautiful new illustrated edition by. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town is a Canadian national treasure.

Like all works of this master humourist it is extremely funny. Lovers of literature might be appalled by this book for how frivolous it is. The characters are one dimensional all being essentially designed to set up the punch lin more/5(K).

His work, like 's classic of our national humour canon, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, reveals an unfortunate fundament of the Canadian character: our ambivalence.

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Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town: Stephen Leacock: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience/5(3K). Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town is a sequence of stories by Stephen Leacock, first published in It is generally considered to be one of the most enduring classics of Canadian humorous literature.

The fictional setting for these stories is Mariposa, a small town /5(2).