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.
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.
Other titles by Susanna Moodie
Roughing It in the Bush
Penguin Modern Classics Edition
Flora Lyndsay; or, Passages in an Eventful Life
A Novel by Susanna Moodie
Life in the Clearings versus the Bush
Roughing It In The Bush Penguin Black Classics Edition
Short Narratives of Susanna Moodie
Letters of a Lifetime