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The Clockmaker or The Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick of Slickville;… (1836)

by Thomas Chandler Haliburton

Series: Sam Slick

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First published in Halifax, Nova Scotia, December 1836. Canada's first published work of humour. These satirical stories of Samuel Slick, the Yankee clock peddler, were famous in the U.S. and in the Canadian colonies, and remain of interest for the lively portrait of colonial Canada and the humourous tall tales and colourful speech of the hero. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 077109888X, Mass Market Paperback)

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.

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McGill-Queen's University Press

Two editions of this book were published by McGill-Queen's University Press.

Editions: 0886292131, 0886292123

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