Its subject, less elusive than its form, is Moodie's experience as an immigrant who settled with her husband near Peterborough, Canada West. Unlike the account by her sister, Catharine Parr Traill , of the settler's experience, Moodie's opens with a grim warning to prospective immigrants that Canada is not the Eden it is widely promoted to be in England, and that the settler's lot is a harsh one.
Moodie's tone is more sombre than her sister's, but her descriptions of place and character are more imaginative, alloying the documentary with the fictional; and the personality she presents is more complex. Search The Canadian Encyclopedia.
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ROUGHING IT IN THE BUSH
Accessed 09 November Roughing it in the bush, or Forest life in Canada. Publication date Topics Frontier and pioneer life. She alone is shown to have had the intellectual distinction.
Putnam, 10 Park Place. Told with wit, spontaneity, and candour, Susanna Moodie's account of life on a backwoods farm captures an important part of Canadian history, now available Roughing It in the Bush chronicles Susanna Moodie's harsh and often humorous.
First published in , and in its third edition by , this description of pioneer immigrant life in Canada by Susanna Moodie is unsentimental and. This book is an excellent account of the typical, naive emigrant to the wilds of new world of Canada. Moodie eloquent and poetic writing is evidence of her. Probably Canada's best known settlement story, this autobiographical account of frontier conditions in the s is a compelling narrative that emphasizes both.
First edition 2 vol. Roughing It in the Bush; or, Life in Canada.
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