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Short Narratives of Susanna Moodie

by (author) Susanna Moodie

edited by John Thurston

Publisher
University of Ottawa Press
Initial publish date
Oct 1997
Category
Canadian
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780776617411
    Publish Date
    Oct 1997
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780776603261
    Publish Date
    Oct 1997
    List Price
    $22.00

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Description

Susanna Moodie is, of course, best known for her books Roughing It in the Bush and Life in the Clearings, which are largely comprised of short sketches that she had previously published. What is not widely known, however, is that Moodie had a long and prolific literary career in which short sketches and tales were among her favoured genres. This book offers a selection of these narratives, most of which have been unavailable in print since the 19th century. This collection will give the reader a new understanding of Susanna Moodie's work.

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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