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Roughing it in the Bush or Life in Canada

by (author) Susanna Moodie & Carl Ballstadt

McGill-Queen's University Press
Initial publish date
Jan 1988
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    Jan 1988
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Probably Canada's best known settlement story, this autobiographical account of frontier conditions in the 1830s is a compelling narrative that emphasizes both the tragedies and the triumphs of a sensible and sensitive woman and her family as they come to terms with their new environment.

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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Carl Ballstadt is a member of the Department of English at McMaster University.

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