Haliburton found in Sam Slick's Yankee idiom and wit the perfect voice for a running, wryly mocking commentary on Nova Scotia's social scene, its political life and its relations with the US and Britain. Before Charles Dickens achieved recognition, Haliburton was the unrivalled master and most popular writer of comic fiction in English. The Clockmaker was translated into German 1840-42. It has run through almost countless editions to establish Haliburton as one of the founders of North American humour.
Author NEIL BESNER
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