NCL 15 – Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock


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Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock (New Canadian Library N15)

Series One

From the Back Cover:

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, probably the best loved of Stephen Leacock’s books, was first published in 1912, and has since gone through many editions. While “the little town in the sunshine” is recognizable as Orillia, Ontario, it may be considered as the epitome of “Small Town, Ontario,” and remains today curiously undated.

In these nostalgic, lightly humorous sketches are apparent the insight, tolerance and honesty of their author, the greatest humorist Canada has yet produced.


Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock (New Canadian Library N15)

Series Two

From the Back Cover:

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, probably the best loved of Stephen Leacock’s books, was first published in 1912, and has since gone through many editions. While “the little town in the sunshine” is recognizable as Orillia, Ontario, it may be considered as the epitome of “Small Town, Ontario,” and remains today curiously undated.

In these nostalgic, lightly humorous sketches are apparent the insight, tolerance and honesty of their author, Canada’s greatest humorist.


Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock (new Canadian Library N15) front coverSeries Three

From the Back Cover:

Insightful, honest, and humorous – this is Leacock’s best-loved work.

Affectionately combining both the idyllic and the ironic, Canada’s best known humorist writes of a small town and of the sometimes aggravating people who live there. Although Mariposa can be identified as Orillia, Ontario, it is also true to say that it represents any small town, anywhere in Canada. Undated even today, Leacock’s collection of sketches captures and illuminates a rural Canadian identity.


Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock (New Canadian Library) front coverSeries Four

From the Back Cover:

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.


Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock (New Canadian Library) front coverSeries Five

From the Back Cover:

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.


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