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Roughing it in the Bush

Roughing it in the Bush
Or, Life in Canada
2 Volume Paperback Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - North American History

  • Date Published: November 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108033633

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  • First published in 1852, and in its third edition by 1854, this description of pioneer immigrant life in Canada by Susanna Moodie (1803–85) is unsentimental and frank. In contrast to similar works, which often seem to be advertisements aimed at potential immigrants, Moodie's book emphasises not only the triumphs but also the tribulations as she and her family begin their new lives. Initially criticised in Canada for painting an unflattering picture of the country, it was later recognised as a key work of early Canadian literature, and has influenced writers up to the present day. The Moodies were reluctant emigrants, who had difficulty in settling to a new life as rural farmers, and finally moved to a town and government employment. Writing with honesty, clarity, humour and a journalistic immediacy, she provides a fascinating insight into the country's infancy.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108033633
    • dimensions: 215 x 140 x 35 mm
    • weight: 0.83kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Advertisement
    1. Canada
    2. A visit to Grosse Island
    3. Quebec
    4. Our journey up the country
    5. Tom Wilson's emigration
    6. Our first settlement, and the borrowing system
    7. Old Satan and Tom Wilson's nose
    8. Uncle Joe and his family
    9. John Monaghan
    10. Phoebe H. and our second moving
    11. Brian, the still hunter
    12. The Charivari
    13. The village hotel
    14. The land-jobber. Volume 2:
    1. A journey to the woods
    2. The wilderness and our Indian friends
    3. Burning the fallow
    4. Our logging-bee
    5. A trip to Stony Lake
    6. The 'ould dhragoon'
    7. Disappointed hopes
    8. The little stumpy man
    9. The fire
    10. The outbreak
    11. The whirlwood
    12. The walk to Dummer
    13. A change in our prospects
    14. The magic spell.

  • Author

    Susanna Moodie

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