The Attache or Sam Slick in England

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Regarded by many as the equal of Charles Dickens, Haliburton's incisive social commentary is always expressed with sparkling wit. A dedicated parliamentarian and judge, the creation of the character of Sam Slick is widely regarded as Haliburton's crowning achievement.

Following the huge popular acclaim that greeted The Clockmaker (1837), the author, bowing to the weight of expectation, brought the fast-talking hero of his narrative, Sam Slick, to England. The Attache; or Sam Slick in England details the adventures of the American wordsmith, as he delivers his brand of home-spun wisdom upon this green and pleasant foreign land.

Phrases coined by Sam Slick include:

"He drank like a fish"

"The early bird gets the worm"

"It's raining cats and dogs"

"You can't get blood out of a stone"

"As quick as a wink"

"Six of one and half a dozen of the other"


Format: Paperback
Year published: 2005

Pages: 249
 Classics; humour.
Imprint: Nonsuch Publishing

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