Stephen Leacock's Mariposa: One Hundred Years of Sunshine, a Walking Tour of Orillia by Daphne MainprizeStephen Leacock's Mariposa: One Hundred Years of Sunshine, a Walking Tour of Orillia by Daphne Mainprize

Stephen Leacock's Mariposa: One Hundred Years of Sunshine, a Walking Tour of Orillia

byDaphne MainprizeForeword byJames A. "Pete" McGarveyIntroduction byCarl Spadoni

Paperback | June 23, 2012

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Experience the magic of Leacock's Mariposa via a walking tour of Orillia.

In 1912 Stephen Leacock began the serialized publication of Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. Within the pages of the stories he immortalized Orillia, Ontario, and its citizens. One hundred years later Orillia, "The Sunshine City," still answers to the name Mariposa. The impact and legacy of Leacock's work continues to inspire and define the Orillia of today.

Visitors come to Orillia from far and wide, not only to see Leacock's summer home, now a National Historic Site, but also to seek a Leacockian experience, for it is here that Leacock called "home", including himself among the characters of Sunshine Sketches.

This walking tour guide of Stephen Leacock's Mariposa invites you to explore the history, people, and places through the eyes of Leacock and experience the magic that is Mariposa.

Daphne Mainprize is the curator emeritus of the Stephen Leacock Museum, a National Historic Site in Orillia, Ontario. She is the co-author of The Stephen Leacock Picture Book with James A. "Pete" McGarvey. Daphne lives in Orillia, Ontario.
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Title:Stephen Leacock's Mariposa: One Hundred Years of Sunshine, a Walking Tour of OrilliaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:112 pages, 8 × 5 × 1 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5 × 1 inPublished:June 23, 2012Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1459707591

ISBN - 13:9781459707597

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword – J. A. (Pete) McGarvey

Introduction – Orillia and Mariposa in Leacock’s Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

Carl Spadoni

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1        Mariposa–The Beginnings

Chapter 2        Along the Shoreline–Historic Landmarks

Chapter 3        The Sketches–Cast of Characters in Leacock’s Mariposa

Chapter 4        Mariposa Citizens Today

Chapter5         Stephen Leacock Museum

Chapter 6        AWalking Tour of Leacock’s Mariposa

Chapter 7        Historic Map of Leacock’s Mariposa

Sources

Websites of Interest

Index

 

Editorial Reviews

Daphne Mainprize, former curator or the Stephen Leacock Museum, is eminently qualified to direct readers on this walking tour that commemorates 'Mariposa's' hundredth birthday... essential reading for those already acquainted with the town... and with Leacock's Sunshine Sketches, but just as much for those who need somewhere to start. - Ontaria Historical Society Bulletin