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Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town Mass Market Paperback – May 1 1989


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  • Mass Market Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: New Canadian Library; 1 edition (May 1 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0771099843
  • ISBN-13: 978-0771099847
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 11.6 x 1.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 136 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #239,187 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Leach on Feb. 26 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
There is at least one author who may remind you of Stephen Leacock, namely Garrison Keillor of Lake Wobegon fame, but Leacock should be recognized as the ultimate master of quaint, bucolic humor. Leacock, who died in 1944, became arguably the most prominent Canadian humorist of his day (and probably of all time). What is ironic about that claim is that Leacock worked for most of his life as a professor of economics. We do not usually equate economics with humor, preferring to think of that profession as one of bow ties and supply and demand charts. Throw that presumption out the window and pick up a copy of "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town," Leacock's best known work available through the New Canadian Library series.
For me, one of the funniest sections of the book was the introduction written by Leacock, where he gives you some background about himself and his profession. This short piece of writing quickly gives you an idea of the type of humor you will find in the actual sketches: a very sly, very quiet and clever type of humor that often takes a while to sink in. Leacock does not rely on rim shot jokes or manic posturing in his writings. Instead, he creates the fictional Canadian town of Mariposa and populates it with small town archetypes that are wonders to behold.
All of the characters are hilarious in their own way: Mr. Smith, the proprietor of the local hotel and bar, full of schemes to earn money while trying to get his liquor license back. Then there is Jefferson Thorpe, the barber involved in financial schemes that may put him on the level of the Morgans and the Rockefellers. The Reverend Mr.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Dec 3 2002
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Like the heading says, this is the funniest book I've ever read. Leacock was a comic genius and this is his best work. Buy it, read it, love it.
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By Agnes Ayotte on May 4 2014
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i hadn't read any Stephen Leacock since I was in school, many, many years ago. Having been brought up in a rural area not unlike a little town, I remembered his style of writing, and decided it was time to visit his town again.
Agnes
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By felipe on April 18 2014
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Excellent book. The author really captivates the reader. At first it seems like he over describes everything (which he does), but it all comes to use as you read along.
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By Sui HaoNan on Dec 4 2013
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in very good condition, i would say it is new and it is very thin and cute. needed for a class, so not going to comment for the content..
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Leacock never disappoints. I love his humour and the way he looks at ordinary things. He is Mark Twain with a Canadian twist.
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This was a Freebie and my first download...super easy to do. This is a nice charming story... the author tells it in away that is not too flowery.....just right. So...not a barn burner, but I'm glad I read this Canadian Classic!
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