This Norton Critical Edition ofSunshine Sketches of a Little Town uses the text of the 1912 first edition, second impression, the only edition that takes into account the corrections made between impressions. It is accompanied by explanatory antations and textual emendations. Backgrounds and Contexts includes a concise excerpt onSunshine Sketches from the leading Leacock biography, as well as a selection of contemporary reviews from Canada, Britain, and the United States. Criticism is comprised of two sections. The first presents eight scholarly interpretations, by Desmond Pacey, Silver Donald Cameron, W. H. Magee, Ina Ferris, Beverly J. Rasporich, Frank Birbalsingh, Gerald Lynch, and Glenn Willmont, selected for their contribution to critical discussion of the vel. The second brings together responses to the vel by esteemed Canadian velists Robertson Davies, Guy Vanderhaeghe, and Mordecai Richler A Chrology and Selected Bibliography are also included.