Haliburton, Thomas Chandler

(17 dic. 1796, Windsor, Nueva Escocia–27 ago. 1865, Isleworth, Middlesex, Inglaterra).

Escritor canadiense. Se desempeñó en la legislatura de su Nueva Escocia natal, para luego ser designado juez de la Corte Suprema (1841–54), donde fue un bastión del conservadurismo duro que inspira sus escritos. Se trasladó a Inglaterra en 1856 y fue miembro del parlamento desde 1859 hasta su muerte. Se lo recuerda principalmente por ser el creador del personaje Sam Slick, un ingenioso y astuto comerciante yanqui de relojes, célebre por su asertividad y conocimiento del saber popular, cuyas aventuras aparecieron primero en el periódico Nova Scotian y luego fueron publicadas en The Clockmaker [El relojero] (1836, 1838, 1840) y otros volúmenes.

Enciclopedia Universal. 2012.

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  • Haliburton, Thomas Chandler — born Dec. 17, 1796, Windsor, Nova Scotia died Aug. 27, 1865, Isleworth, Middlesex, Eng. Canadian writer. He served in the legislature of his native Nova Scotia and later served as a judge of the Supreme Court (1841–54), where he maintained the… …   Universalium

  • Haliburton, Thomas Chandler — (1796 1865)    Born at Windsor, Nova Scotia. Educated at the Grammar School and at King s College there. Called to the bar and practised for a time at Annapolis. Represented the county of Annapolis in the Nova Scotia Legislature, and in 1829… …   The makers of Canada

  • HALIBURTON, THOMAS CHANDLER —    Nova Scotian judge and author, born at Windsor, Nova Scotia; was called to the bar in 1820, and soon after was elected a member of the House of Assembly; in 1840 he became Judge of the Supreme Court, and two years later retired to England,… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Haliburton, Thomas Chandler — (1796 1865)    B. at Windsor, Nova Scotia, was a lawyer, and rose to be Judge of the Supreme Court of the Colony. He was the author of The Clock maker, or Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick of Slickville, and a continuation, The Attaché, or Sam… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Thomas Chandler Haliburton — (* 17. Dezember 1796 in Windsor, Nova Scotia; † 27. August 1865 in Isleworth, Middlesex) war ein kanadischer Schriftsteller …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Thomas Chandler Haliburton — (December 17, 1796 ndash; August 27, 1865) was one of the first major Canadian authors.Haliburton was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia to an upper class family. He attended University of King s College in Windsor and became a lawyer, opening a… …   Wikipedia

  • Thomas Chandler — may refer to:*Thomas Alberter Chandler (1871 1953), U.S Representative from Oklahoma *Thomas R. Chandler, a candidate for Congress from Ohio in the 1990s *Thomas Chandler (New Hampshire politician), (1772 1866) *Superintendent Tom Chandler, a… …   Wikipedia

  • Chandler — Chandler, Raymond * * * (as used in expressions) Chandler, Raymond (Thornton) Haliburton, Thomas Chandler Harris, Joel Chandler …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Thomas — Thomas, Albert Thomas, André Antoine Thomas, Ch. L. Ambroise Thomas, Dylan Thomas, Sidney Gilchrist Thomas, Theodore * * * (as used in expressions) Adès, Thomas …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Haliburton — (Thomas Chandler) (1796 1865), homme politique et écrivain canadien d expression anglaise. Il doit sa notoriété à des romans humoristiques: The Clockmaker (3 vol., 1836 1840) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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