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Echoes from the Backwoods

Echoes from the Backwoods
Or, Sketches of Transatlantic Life

Volume 2

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - North American History

  • Date Published: July 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108033527

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  • A dynamic army officer and sportsman, Sir Richard Levinge (1811–84) was an unlikely chronicler of nature. However, service during the suppression of the French Canadian uprising of 1837–8 led to a personal fascination with the people, flora and fauna of the Canadian colonies. Published in 1846, this two-volume description of travel through eastern Canada and the United States reflects the author's passion for hunting and the outdoor life. In Volume 2 readers are introduced to the American swamps, Montreal, the Great Lakes and Niagara Falls, as well as the continent's exotic fauna in the form of racoons, snakes and bald eagles. Illustrated with a dramatic lithograph of a caribou hunt, this work conveys both the dangers and the attractions for the hunter and traveller of the North American continent at this period, and includes a sardonic account of the military activity which caused Levinge to be there.

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    • Date Published: July 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108033527
    • length: 276 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 16 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
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    10. A race through the United States continued
    11. A race through the United States continued
    12. A race through the United States continued
    13. The Atlantic. A winter's passage
    14. Of the outbreak in Lower Canada
    15. Upper Canada. Niagara
    16. Upper Canada. Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan
    17. Second outbreak in Lower Canada, in 1838
    18. Prairies of Illinois
    19. Upper Canada. Niagara District.

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    R. G. A. Levinge

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