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Flora Lyndsay, or, Passages in an Eventful Life

A Novel by Susanna Moodie

by (author) Susanna Moodie

edited by Michael A. Peterman

University of Ottawa Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2014
General, Canadian, Pre-Confederation (to 1867)
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Flora Lyndsay, a prequel to Susanna Moodie’s Roughing it in the Bush and Life in the Clearings, presents a fictionalized record of her family’s experiences in planning their emigration and crossing the Atlantic.

About the authors

Susanna Moodie (1803-1885) was the youngest of the scribbling Strickland sisters. After marrying John Wedderburn Dunbar Moodie in 1831, she immigrated to the backwoods of Upper Canada where she raised a large family and wrote old-world novels and autobiographical accounts of her settlement. She is a landmark of early Canadian literature who has influenced great authors such as Margaret Atwood and Carol Shields.

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Michael Peterman is Professor Emeritus at Trent University. In addition to many articles and reviews, he has written or edited fourteen books, including biographies of Susanna Moodie (Susanna Moodie: A Life) and her sister Catharine Parr Traill (Sisters in Two Worlds). He has won Trent’s Distinguished Research Award and has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

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