Flora Lyndsay, or, Passages in an eventful life / by Susanna Moodie ; edited & with an introduction by Michael A. Peterman.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooksCanadian literature collection: Publisher: Ottawa : University of Ottawa Press, Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (lx, 386 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780776621234; 0776621238; 9780776621241; 0776621246; 9780776608082; 0776608088Other title: Passages in an eventful lifeSubject(s): Frontier and pioneer life -- Ontario -- Fiction | Women pioneers -- Ontario -- Fiction | Immigrants -- Ontario -- FictionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Flora Lyndsay; or, passages in an eventful life.; Flora Lyndsay, or, Passages in an eventful life.; Flora Lyndsay, or, Passages in an eventful life.DDC classification: C813/.3 LOC classification: PR9199.2.M65Online resources: Click here to view this ebook. Summary: Flora Lyndsay, a prequel to Susanna Moodie's Roughing it in the Bush and Life in the Clearings, presents a fictionalized record of her family's experiences in planning their emigration and crossing the Atlantic.
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Prequel to Roughing it in the bush.
"The 1854 Richard Bentley first edition (RB) of Flora Lyndsay serves as copy ext for this edition. The textual notes that follow comprise alterations of hrasing, spelling, and punctuation in numerous passages undertaken by he American firm De Witt & Davenport (DD) in their 1855 edition. These include hanges of two kinds: small alterations in spelling, punctuation, and word choice o accord with American grammatical and stylistic practice; and additions and lterations apparently made by Moodie herself in the novel"--Textual notes.
Includes bibliographical references: pages lviii-lx.
Flora Lyndsay, a prequel to Susanna Moodie's Roughing it in the Bush and Life in the Clearings, presents a fictionalized record of her family's experiences in planning their emigration and crossing the Atlantic.
Author notes provided by SyndeticsSusanna Moodie, born in Suffolk, England, was the youngest of five daughters, four of whom became writers of fiction and poetry. (Moodie's elder sister, Catharine Parr Traill, a lesser-known British colonial author, wrote The Backwoods of Canada). Before immigrating to Canada, in 1832, Moodie penned numerous poems and stories, all heavily didactic and decidedly second-rate. However, once she had settled in Upper Canada (now Ontario) with her husband, John Dunbar Moodie, the harsh life of the settler provoked a more realistic literary response. Her autobiographical Roughing It in the Bush, published in 1852, is a series of sketches stitched into a larger narrative. It is a book expressing the hopes and defeat, the pride and the anger the early settlers felt toward their new home, the Canadian bush. A sequel, Life in the Clearings versus the Bush, appeared in 1853. Throughout her life Susanna Moodie's literary output continued to be prolific. Yet it is the frank and colorful quality of Roughing It that has placed her in the forefront of early Canadian writers.
(Bowker Author Biography)