This vintage book contains Stephen Leacock's 1912 sequence of stories, "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town". Commonly hailed as being amongst the most important examples of humorous Canadian literature, "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town" is set in Mariposa, a microcosm of Canadian society populated by hilarious small-town stereotypes. Contents include: "The Hostelry of Mr. Smith", "The Speculations of Jefferson Thorpe", "The Marine Excursions of the Knights of Pythias", "The Ministrations of the Rev. Mr. Drone", "The Whirlwind Campaign in Mariposa", "The Beacon on the Hill", "The Extraordinary Entanglement of Mr. Pupkin", "The Fore-ordained Attachment of Zena Pepperleigh and Peter Pupkin", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction. This book was first published in 1912.
Handpicked works from the greatest Argentinian writer of the twentieth century. “Without Borges the modern Latin American novel simply would not exist” (Carlos Fuentes, author and diplomat). After almost a half a century of scrupulous devotion to his art, Jorge Luis Borges personally compiled this anthology of his work—short stories, essays, poems, and brief mordant “sketches,” which, in Borges’s hands, take on the dimensions of a genre unique in modern letters. In this anthology, the author has put together those pieces on which he would like his reputation to rest; they are not arranged chronologically, but with an eye to their “sympathies and differences.” A Personal Anthology, therefore, is not merely a collection, but a new composition. “An important work, by far the best yet available to the reader . . . who seeks a representative sampling of the great Argentine writer . . . the standard introduction to Borges in England and the United States.” —Saturday Review
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