NCL 6 – The Clockmaker by Thomas C. Haliburton


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The Clockmaker by Thomas C. Haliburton (New Canadian Library N6)

Series One

From the Back Cover:

For over a century this portrait of Sam Slick, the shrewd Yankee clockmaker in the Bluenose country, has delighted countless thousands all over the world. Canada’s first work of humour, The Clockmaker established Judge Haliburton as a satirical humorist of international stature. Now once again readers can enjoy Sam Slick’s sharp wit and penetrating observations on “human natur” which are as fresh and funny today as when they first appeared in print.


The Clockmaker byThomas C. Haliburton (New Canadian Library N6)

Series Two

From the Back Cover:

The Clockmaker established Judge Haliburton as a satirical humorist of international stature. For over a century readers have been enjoying Sam Slick’s sharp wit and penetrating observations on “human natur” which are as fresh and funny today as when they first appeared in print. As Robert L. McDougall says in his lively introduction, “…Sam Slick has survived because…the tricks of making people laugh change little with the years.”


The Clockmaker by Thomas C. Haliburton (New Canadian Library N5)Series Three

From the Back Cover:

Originally published in 1836, this book has often been referred to as Canada’s “first work of humour.”

The Clockmaker established Thomas C. Haliburton as a satirical humorist of international stature. For over a century readers have been enjoying Sam Slick’s sharp wit and penetrating observations on “human natur” which are as fresh and funny today as when they first appeared in print. As Robert L. McDougall says in his lively introduction, “…Sam Slick has survived because…the tricks of making people laugh change little with the years.”


The Clockmaker by Thomas Chandler Haliburton (New Canadian Library) front coverSeries Four

From the Back Cover:

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 popular 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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