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Roughing It in the Bush (New Canadian Library)

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Roughing It in The Bush chronicles Susanna Moodies harsh and often humorous experiences homesteading in the woods of Upper Canada. A frank and fascinating account of how one woman coped, not only with a new world, but with a new self, this unabridged text continues to justify the international sensation it caused when it was first published in 1852.

Synopsis:

McClelland & Stewart's elegant New Canadian Library series acknowledges and celebrates Canada's glorious literary achievements. Original Afterwords and bibliographies by leading writers complete each book.<BR>-- Over 300 years of excellence in Canadian writing<BR>-- Over one million sold since 1990

About the Author

Susanna Moodie was born Susanna Strickland in Bungay, Suffolk, England, in 1803. The sixth and final daughter of a retired dock manager, she grew up in a middle-class family that encouraged the children in reading and in writing. Her sisters Agnes and Elizabeth would write Lives of the Queens of England and other biographies of the aristocracy, her sister Catharine Parr (later Traill) would emigrate to Canada and write several natural history books, and her brother Samuel, another emigrant to Canada, would write of the settler's life. Susannas juvenilia include poetry and many fiction tales for young adults.

In 1831 Susanna Strickland married John Wedderburn Dunbar Moodie, a military officer who had returned to England from South Africa to explore publication projects and to find a wife. A year later, they emigrated to Upper Canada (Ontario). In Flora Lyndsay (1854), Susanna Moodie gives a fictionalized account of the familys move to Canada, concluding with the journey up the Saint Lawrence River.

For their first seventeen months in Canada, the Moodies lived on cleared farmland near Port Hope. In 1834 they moved to a bush farm in Douro Township north of Peterborough and near the homes of Samuel Strickland and Catharine Parr Traill. The farm was the Moodie home for five years, and Roughing It in the Bush (1852), describes their life in these two backwoods areas.

From 1837 to 1839 Dunbar Moodie served in the Upper Canada militia, and in 1839 he was appointed Sheriff of Victoria District (later Hastings County). His family moved to Belleville in 1840, their home until his death in 1869. After her husbands death Susanna Moodie spent her time with her various grown children and with her sister Catharine.

Susanna Moodie died in Toronto, Ontario, in 1885.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780771099755
Afterword:
Glickman, Susan
Author:
Glickman, Susan
Author:
Glickman, Susan
Author:
Moodie, Susanna
Afterword:
Glickman, Susan
Publisher:
New Canadian Library
Location:
Toronto :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
North America
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Ontario
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- Ontario.
Subject:
Vie des pionniers
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
w3w3
Series:
New Canadian Library
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
20071204
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
616
Dimensions:
7.7 x 5.1 x 1.7 in 1.3 lb

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