The Clockmaker

Or the Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick, of Slickville

By Thomas Chandler Haliburton; Robert McDougall (Afterword by)
(New Canadian Library, Paperback, 9780771096259, 226pp.)

Publication Date: December 4, 2007

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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.

"From the Paperback edition.

About the Author
Born in 1796 in Windsor, lawyer Thomas Chandler Haliburton, was one of the first Canadian authors. A longtime member of Parliment, some critics have regarded him as the last of the exponents of Tory principles and this book certainly asserts this notion.

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