Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

Author: Stephen Leacock
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Duration: 5:43:55
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Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town is a sequence of stories by Stephen Leac
Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town is a sequence of stories by Stephen Leacock, first published in 1912. It is generally considered to be one of the most enduring classics of Canadian humorous literature. The fictional setting for these stories is Mariposa, a small town on the shore of Lake Wissanotti. Although drawn from his experiences in Orillia, Ontario, Leacock writes in the introduction: “Mariposa is not a real town. On the contrary, it is about seventy or eighty of them. You may find them all the way from Lake Superior to the sea, with the same square streets and the same maple trees and the same churches and hotels.” This work has remained popular for its universal appeal. Many of the characters, though modelled on townspeople of Orillia, are small town archetypes. Their shortcomings and weaknesses are presented in a humorous but affectionate way. Often, the narrator greatly exaggerates the importance of the events in Mariposa compared to the rest of the world. For example, when there is a country-wide election, “the town of Mariposa, was, of course, the storm centre and focus point of the whole turmoil.” (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Preface
Stephen Leacock
The Hostelry of Mr. Smith
Stephen Leacock
The Speculations of Jefferson Thorpe
Stephen Leacock
The Marine Excursion of the Knights of Pythias
Stephen Leacock
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Chapters (complete)

Preface
Stephen Leacock
The Hostelry of Mr. Smith
Stephen Leacock
The Speculations of Jefferson Thorpe
Stephen Leacock
The Marine Excursion of the Knights of Pythias
Stephen Leacock
The Ministrations of the Rev. Mr. Drone
Stephen Leacock
The Whirlwind Campaign in Mariposa
Stephen Leacock
The Beacon on the Hill
Stephen Leacock
The Extraordinary Entanglement of Mr. Pupkin
Stephen Leacock
The Fore-ordained Attachment of Zena Pepperleigh and Peter Pupkin
Stephen Leacock
The Mariposa Bank Mystery
Stephen Leacock
The Great Election in Missinaba County
Stephen Leacock
The Candidacy of Mr. Smith
Stephen Leacock
L'Envoi. The Train to Mariposa
Stephen Leacock