Roughing It in the Bush

Roughing It in the Bush

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Told with wit, spontaneity, and candour, Susanna Moodie's account of life on a backwoods farm captures an important part of Canadian history, now available as a Penguin Modern Classic.


Roughing It in the Bush chronicles Susanna Moodie's harsh and often humorous experiences homesteading in the woods of Upper Canada. She describes a life of backbreaking labour, poverty, and hardship on a pioneer farm in the colonial wilderness. Her sharp observations, satirical character sketches, and moments of despair and terror were a startling contrast to the widely circulated optimistic portrayals of life in British North America, written to entice readers across the Atlantic. A frank and fascinating account of how one woman coped, not only with a new world, but with a new self, this unabridged text continues to justify the international sensation it caused when it was first published in 1852.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : McClelland & Stewart, 2017.
Edition: Penguin modern classics ed.
ISBN: 9780735252790
Branch Call Number: 971.302 MOO
Characteristics: 591 p. ; 21 cm.

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