Roughing It in the Bush, Or, Life in Canada

Roughing It in the Bush, Or, Life in Canada

Book - 1997
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WhenRoughing It in the Bushwas published in 1852, it created an international sensation, not only for Susanna Moodie's "glowing narrative of personal incident," but also for her firm determination to puncture the illusions European land-agents were circulating about life in Canada. This frank and fascinating chronicle details her harsh -- and humorous -- experiences in homesteading with her family in the woods of Upper Canada. Part documentary, part psychological parable,Roughing It in the Bushis, above all, an honest account of how one woman coped not only in a new world, but, more importantly, with herself. The New Canadian Library edition is an unabridged reprint of the complete original text.
Publisher: Ottawa : Tecumseh Press, 1997
ISBN: 9780771099755
Branch Call Number: 971.302 Moo
Characteristics: xxvii, 534 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. --
Additional Contributors: Thompson, Elizabeth Helen 1952-


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Apr 04, 2016

I enjoyed this book that Susanna Moodie wrote about her first years in Canada. She and her husband lived in the bush and had a hard life. It's very interesting if you like Canadian history. She misses her homeland a lot, but slowly learns to love Canada. Throughout the book there are poems written by Moodie and her husband. It's quite long, though, and took me a while to get through. I almost would have rather read some excerpts than the whole thing. Still, I recommend it if you are interested in Canadian history during the 1830s.

Jan 19, 2010

want to feel very very pampered? you probably will, if you read this book !!

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